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Billboard selects Orion Amphitheater as “Top East Coast Amphitheater”

HUNTSVILLE – Huntsville’s Orion Amphitheater has been selected as the “Top East Coast Amphitheater” on Billboard’s 2024 Top Music Venues list—one of just 26 venues across the world to be highlighted.

“What an incredible honor to be included on this prestigious list of venues across the globe by such a longstanding and respected institution such as Billboard,” said Managing Director Ryan Murphy. It is staggering to think about the amazing amphitheaters all across east coast and to be named the very best among these this year I take as a true testament to the incredible work that the team puts into the experience for the artists, crews and fans that visit.”

The accolade follows a triumphant 2023 season for The Orion, as it ranked #33 on Pollstar’s Top 50 Worldwide Amphitheaters list and hosted 32 concerts and 83 community and cultural events last year, welcoming some of music’s biggest names such as Lana Del Rey, Brandi Carlile, Snoop Dogg, James Taylor, Phish, Billy Strings, Widespread Panic, Ja Rule and Ashanti, Turnpike Troubadours, Weezer and many more. With these shows, The Orion sold over 187,800 tickets, with nearly half being sold outside the state of Alabama.

Looking ahead to the 2024 season, The Orion is poised for an even bigger year as it plans to host more than 75 community-focused events and 40 concerts including a newly announced show from Neil Young and Crazy Horse (May 5) as well as performances from Lainey Wilson, Styx and Foreigner, NEEDTOBREATHE and Greta Van Fleet, with the majority of the schedule still to be announced. Full details can be found at www.theorionhuntsville.com.

About The Orion Amphitheater: 

The Amphitheater is an 8,000-capacity venue in Huntsville’s Mid City District. Since opening in the spring of 2022, The Orion has received widespread accolades as it was nominated for Amphitheater of the Year at the 2023 and 2022 IEBA Awards, nominated for New Concert Venue of the Year at the 2022 Pollstar Awards, won the 2022 Partnership in Tourism Award from the Alabama Tourism Department and Attraction of the Year from the Alabama Mountain Lakes Association. It is managed by tvg hospitality.

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