The First Waltz

The Orion Amphitheater, Huntsville’s newest live entertainment destination, will celebrate its opening weekend May 13-15, 2022, 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, there will be performances from The Aeolians of Oakwood University, Brittany Howard, Drive-by Truckers, Emmylou Harris, Huntsville Community Drumline, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, John Paul White, Kelvin Wooten & Deqn Sue, Mavis Staples, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Translee and Waxahatchee. The weekend will wrap on Sunday with a free event featuring special performances from Huntsville’s own vibrant musical community.


Tickets will go on sale Friday, November 19 at 10:00 a.m.  central. Weekend packages will be available.

Pre-paid parking for the First Waltz will be available. Please click here to reserve your spot today.

More Info for The First Waltz Weekend Pass
More Info for The First Waltz: Friday, May 13th
May 13 / 2022

The First Waltz: Friday, May 13th

Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit, Emmylou Harris, Waxahatchee, John Paul White

More Info for The First Waltz: Saturday, May 14th
May 14 / 2022

The First Waltz: Saturday, May 14th

Brittany Howard, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Mavis Staples, Drive-by Truckers

More Info for The First Waltz: Sunday, May 15th
May 15 / 2022

The First Waltz: Sunday, May 15th

The Aeolians of Oakwood University, Deqn Sue & Kelvin Wooten, Translee, Huntsville Community Drum Line

"I can't believe it's finally happening. So many hours of work by so many people to get to this point and we're just now announcing our first event! This venue will be a significant new addition for the people in and around Huntsville as it serves as a beacon of the community, it will also stand tall amongst the live performance community as one of the best venues in the world. 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. 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."

Ben Lovett, Venue Group CEO