Huntsville’s Orion Amphitheater welcomes over 150,000 guests since grand opening, receives widespread accolades

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October 19, 2022—Huntsville’s Orion Amphitheater continues to receive praise from artists, industry leaders and fans alike, having now welcomed over 150,000 guests since opening its doors this past spring.

Alabama’s newest cultural destination, the Orion will host numerous concerts and community events through the remainder of its inaugural season, including shows from Lauren Daigle and Stevie Nicks as well as the HPD Halloween Haunted House, Christkindlmarket Huntsville and additional upcoming holiday programming. Details to be announced soon.

Additionally, the Orion recently won the 2022 Partnership in Tourism Award from the Alabama Tourism Department as well as Attraction of the Year from the Alabama Mountain Lakes Association. It was also nominated for 2022 Amphitheater of the Year by the International Entertainment Buyers Association, while CEO Ben Lovett was recently selected as one of VenuesNow’s Top 2022 All-Star Executive Honorees, which celebrates stand-out leaders across entertainment and sports.

Huntsville’s Orion Amphitheater marks a bold new chapter in North Alabama’s unparalleled musical history. With its proximity to the iconic Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Huntsville enjoys its status as part of the Americana Music Triangle, known for its cultural achievement as the birthplace of one of America’s greatest exports, music. The Orion goes beyond music, providing cultural experiences throughout the year – including several newly completed art installations and educational events for the community, plus opportunities for local businesses and government to stage large-scale gatherings. The Amphitheater is an 8,000-capacity destination venue built by the people of Huntsville, for the people of Huntsville.

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