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Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit perform at the Orion Amphitheater in Huntsville, Alabama, on May 13, 2022. (Erika Goldring Photo)

Landmark opening weekend | Huntsville’s new Orion Amphitheater

THE FIRST WALTZ BEGINS TONIGHT THREE-DAY INAUGURAL CELEBRATION WITH PERFORMANCES BY JASON ISBELL AND THE 400 UNIT, BRITTANY HOWARD, ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES, MAVIS STAPLES, EMMYLOU HARRIS, DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS, WAXAHATCHEE AND MORE

May 13, 2022—The Orion Amphitheater, Huntsville’s newest live entertainment destination, celebrates its grand opening this weekend with The First Waltz—a landmark event featuring many of music’s most beloved artists, all of whom have deep ties to the North Alabama region.

Across the momentous three-day event, which begins tonight, there will be performances from Brittany Howard, Drive-by TruckersEmmylou Harris, Jason Isbell and The 400 UnitJohn Paul White, Mavis Staples, St. Paul & The Broken Bones and Waxahatchee. The event will wrap on Sunday with special performances from Huntsville’s own vibrant musical community including The Aeolians of Oakwood UniversityKelvin Wooten & Deqn SueTransleeand Huntsville Community Drumline.

The First Waltz is just the first of many iconic events that will take place at the amphitheater this year. Additional upcoming shows include Dave Matthews Band, Kenny Chesney, Widespread Panic, Dierks Bentley, The Black Crowes, Jack White, My Morning Jacket and Chris Stapleton, with many more to be announced. The current concert calendar can be found at https://www.theorionhuntsville.com/concerts

Located adjacent to the emerging MidCity District and designed by a team led by Ben Lovett, Mike Luba and David M. Schwarz Architects, Inc.

The Orion Amphitheater reinvents the concept of a major event space. By expanding usage beyond hosting live music, The Orion Amphitheater will provide year-round community programming with seasonal markets, food and film festivals, regional theater productions, environmental symposiums, and family friendly events.

The Orion Amphitheater is firmly committed to becoming a leader in sustainability for North Alabama with plans to roll out its comprehensive sustainability platform early next year. 

Update:

The Orion Amphitheater, Huntsville’s newest live entertainment destination designed and built by a team led by Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons, kicked off its grand opening weekend, The First Waltz, yesterday evening with performances by Jason Isbell and The 400 UnitEmmylou HarrisWaxahatchee and John Paul White

The momentous three-day event will continue tonight with performances from Brittany Howard, Drive-by TruckersMavis Staples and St. Paul & The Broken Bones.

Photos of The First Waltz night are below.

Update:

May 15, 2022 The Orion Amphitheater, Huntsville’s newest live entertainment destination designed and led by Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett, continued its grand opening weekend, The First Waltz, yesterday with performances by Brittany Howard, Drive-By TruckersSt. Paul & The Broken Bones and Mavis Staples

The momentous three-day event will conclude this afternoon with special performances from Huntsville’s own vibrant musical community including The Aeolians of Oakwood UniversityKelvin Wooten & Deqn SueThe N.E.I.G.H.B.O.R.S.Element XITranslee and Huntsville Community Drumline. 

WHO
About tvg hospitality:
tvg hospitality is a multinational hospitality company delivering the next generation of music venues. Founded by Ben Lovett, serial entrepreneur and multi-award-winning musician from the band Mumford & Sons, tvg hospitality has developed the revered “third-space” concepts Flat Iron Square and Goods Way in London, which incorporate the now iconic music venues Omeara and Lafayette, respectively. With offices in Austin, Nashville, Huntsville, New York and London, managed globally by specialists and experts, including Lovett’s brother, Greg Lovett, who joined the team as CFO following many successful years with the Soho House Group.
tvg hospitality currently has projects under development or in construction in the United States and imminent announcements about new sites in the UK. tvg hospitality is confident in a strong return for both Entertainment and Hospitality in the forthcoming post-Covid environment.
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