Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

The Manhattans bring energy and excitement to the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

The Manhattans performed some of their greatest hits on Friday, Sept. 25 at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater as part of a joint concert called “Sounds of Motown,” which also featured the Spinners and the Whispers.  The Manhattan’s energy was infectious, and not long after they first danced their way onstage to perform “Crazy,” the entire crowd was on their feet and dancing along.

Alabama Shakes come to the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

This fall semester in Tuscaloosa is off to a rocking start. Three-time Grammy nominated Alabama Shakes will be performing at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on August 20. The band, composed of lead singer Brittany Howard, guitarist Heath Fogg, keyboardist Ben Tanner, bassist Zac Cockrell and drummer Steve Johnson, formed just two hours north of Tuscaloosa in their hometown of Athens, Alabama.

Rucker to perform in Tuscaloosa

Grammy award winner Darius Rucker will perform at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater Thursday as part of his True 
Believers tour. Many know the singer for his country ballads, but others know him as the former frontman of Hootie and the Blowfish, an alternative rock group popular in 
the ‘90s.

Fourth of July on the river

The second Annual Celebration on the River will be offering Tuscaloosa a night of entertainment as one of the many ways to celebrate patriotism for the Fourth of July. Held at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, Celebration on the River will feature a fireworks display, a kids zone including inflatable rides and games, and the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra performing songs in a pop-style with accompaniment by the 2002 Miss America and classical vocalist, Katie Harmon.

Ringo to perform with a little help from his friends

Ringo Starr announced that he and his All Starr Band will make a stop in Tuscaloosa to play the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on July 3 as part of his 2012 tour. Joining the former Beatles drummer will be newcomers Steve Lukather (Toto) and Gregg Rolie (Santana & Journey) and All Starr alumni Richard Page, Todd Rundgren, Mark Rivera and Gregg Bissonette. Fans can expect to hear such Beatles hits as “With a Little Help From My Friends” and “Yellow Submarine,” as well as Starr’s hits and new material from his 17th solo album, “Ringo 2012.” Hillary Watson, a senior majoring in education, said she was excited the amphitheater managed to land Starr for this year’s concert series. “It’s great that Tuscaloosa has finally gotten a venue that can cater to the different tastes in music that exist in Tuscaloosa and that we don’t have to drive to Birmingham or Atlanta to enjoy a show,” she said.

The Scene goes behind-the-scenes at the Amp

In its first season, the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater hosted 17 concerts, with acts ranging from  ZZ Top to “A Prairie Home Companion,” but all shows had one thing in common: each was run by three women. Wendy Riggs, a grizzled veteran in theatre management with 30 years of showbiz behind her, got her hands on the city’s new venue last December when she moved from Las Vegas to her native Tuscaloosa. As the director, she immediately started adding life to the new but empty venue.

Student tickets available for Friday Sugarland concert

Students, faculty and staff can purchase tickets to see Sugarland and special guests Little Big Town and Matt Nathanson perform at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater this Friday, April 15. A limited block of reserved seat tickets will be available for $20 each. To purchase tickets, visit Ferguson Center Room 356 on Thursday from 8 a.m.

Amphitheater hosts media day

[caption id="attachment_15160" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Mayor, Walt Maddox, discusses the advantages the new ampitheatre will have on the city of Tuscaloosa during media day Thursday morning March 24th.