Huntsville’s new Orion Amphitheater announces 2022 lineup, including Widespread Panic + Dave Matthews Band

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Can you see yourself here? (Orion Amphitheater)

The events in Huntsville never disappoint! If you’re looking for something to do in town, then Huntsville’s newest venue Orion Amphitheater is where you need to be. Keep reading to get all the noteworthy deets.

About Orion Amphitheater

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A bird’s eye-view back in January. (Orion Amphitheater’s Facebook)

Marking a new chapter in Huntsville’s arts community, the Orion Amphitheater will help the city reach new heights in the entertainment area. With a capacity of 8,000, there’s so much potential for unique and huge artists to visit. Since the venue is located at the MidCity development on University Drive, it is bound to become your go-to place for entertainment.

Can’t wait to visit? The grand opening will be happening May 13-15 with a special concert by Alabama artists. The venue is starting off with a bang by bringing in a ton of big-name artists. The concerts will be a huge shebang and not something you’ll want to miss.

The opening ceromony

To celebrate the opening, Orion Amphitheater is hosting a special concert featuring an impressive list of artists mainly from North Alabama. This is Huntsville’s very first look at the amphitheater so they’re going all out. 

Catch some of the local performers at the opening celebration:

  • The Aeolians of Oakwood University
  • Brittany Howard
  • Drive-by Truckers
  • Element XI
  • Emmylou Harris
  • Huntsville Community Drumline
  • Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit
  • John Paul White
  • Kelvin Wooten & Deqn Sue
  • Mavis Staples
  • St. Paul & The Broken Bones
  • The N.E.I.G.H.B.O.R.S.
  • Translee
  • Waxahatchee

BONUS: Cheers to the Rocket City—check out this brewery collaboration

Additional performances

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DMB stays relevant! (Dave Matthews Band)

Orion is bringing in a ton of big named artists to Huntsville. Check out some of our faves that will be performing this year:

  • Dave Matthews Band—May 18
    Tickets (on sale Feb. 25th)
  • Kenny Chesney—May 26
    Tickets
  • Widespread Panic—May 27-29
    Tickets (on sale Feb. 11th)
  • Neil Degrasse Tyson—June 8
    Tickets

Want more exciting events to attend around Huntsville? Try hanging out at these 11 spring events in Huntsville including Panoply Arts Festival.

Are you attending any of these events? Let us know by tagging us on social @hvilleblast.

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