Von Braun Center adding outdoor stage spring 2021

Updated: Mar. 8, 2021 at 12:53 PM CST
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Looking to enjoy concerts safely in 2021? The Von Braun Center announces that a temporary outdoor stage will be added this spring!

The outdoor stage known as, 3rd Rock, will be located in the parking lot on Clinton Avenue.

The first two shows to announce performances on the outdoor stage are Blackberry Smoke and North Mississippi Allstars. These two groups are scheduled to perform on April 17.

Another group, .38 Special, is scheduled to perform on May 14. Tickets will be sold at the VBC Box Office and online at starting this Friday, March 12 at 10:00 a.m.

“We have been working with artists and promoters to find creative ways to bring touring shows back to Huntsville,” commented VBC Assistant Director Mike Vojticek. “We feel the outdoor concert experience provides an exciting and safe environment for both the artists and patrons.”

A representative from VBC said the outdoor stage will remain up throughout the summer. Reserved seating will be set up in pod groupings.

“We are working with multiple artists of various music genres,” Vojticek continued. “We anticipate hosting a dozen shows over the next six months.”

The outdoor stage name, 3rd Rock, is outer space! The name is in reference to Earth’s location to the sun, which goes along with the space-theme of the VBC.

The logo for 3rd Rock illustrates the two closer planets, Mercury and Venus, as eighth note music symbols. VBC estimates nearly 12 shows to be performed on the temporary stage before it closes.

For more information regarding upcoming events and ticket purchase, visit

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