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Von Braun Center opens new outdoor stage to hold COVID-safe events

Tickets will be preorder, people will be distanced, but the show will go on.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Von Braun Center is opening a temporary outdoor stage, called the 3rd Rock. The outdoor stage is located in the parking lot on Clinton Avenue. It will remain set up through the summer with socially distanced seating. The center plans for around a dozen shows.

"We're still hosting events and trying to be creative opening this outdoor concert stage, 3rd Rock, it's just another creative way that we're trying to still get people into our facility, into our location, to help boost the economy in our industry," said Samantha Nielsen, marketing and public relations manager at Von Braun Center. 

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The first two shows to announce performances on the new stage are Blackberry Smoke & North Mississippi Allstars, performing on April 17, 2021, and .38 Special, performing on May 14, 2021.  

Tickets for both events will be available at the VBC Box Office and online at ticketmaster.com on Friday, March 12, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. 

The performance center will be announcing additional shows over the next couple of weeks on their social media platforms @vonbrauncenter and their website.

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