Billboard Magazine notes the big names that the recently completed Orion Amphitheater has attracted for its opening weekend:
Orion Amphitheater in Huntsville, Ala. has tapped some of the most beloved artists from the Northern Alabama region for the venue’s opening weekend. Dubbed The First Waltz, the amphitheater’s grand opening will span three days from May 13-15 with performances from Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Brittany Howard, Mavis Staples, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Emmylou Harris, Drive-By Truckers and more.
“There are artists performing at The First Waltz who have never played in Huntsville before alongside others who have lived and breathed this special region of Northern Alabama their whole lives,” said Ben Lovett, who is CEO of Orion Amphitheater developer Venue Group. I couldn’t be more excited and grateful to both the artists and the City of Huntsville and the people of Huntsville for their sustained commitment and belief in doing something magical here.”
You can read more on Billboard’s website, including quotes from Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle and Venue Group General Manager Ryan Murphy on what this project means to the city and for music in the area.