|Address:||2710 Jack Warner Pkwy, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401, USA|
This is a very clean, organized venue. It was easy to pick up purchased tickets at will call and there was only a quick glancing into bags and scanning of tickets to get in. It was very fast and nonthreatening unlike the rigmarole at Oak Mountain Amphitheater in Birmingham. (Oak Mountain is like dealing with the KGB as they want to be sure you have to buy everything from them. They even turn off cold water in restrooms. I have a solemn vow never to go back. Let them sell that.) The concert we attended was Nelson/Haggard. It started with Willie Nelsons daughter, Paula. I could easily have missed her performance. I thought she could not sing and her voice was whiny and grating. I found it boring. Merle sang "Big City" first and I thought his time had passed as the modulation was bad, but he quickly loosened his voice and brought a good performance. Willie, on the other hand, seems to have lost nothing. His voice and liaisons are inimitable, his guitar sweet and melodic and he plays like a god. The tone of his voice and guitar are remarkable. The people who attended, while a wonderful, real American bunch had a number in it who were not taught manners and consideration. There were constantly people blocking our view and screaming to the exclusion of the entertainers we paid a lot of money to see. If you want better views, pay for them. Do not block those of us who paid to see the entertainers, not you. This is where the arena fails. They should ban picture taking during the event and keep the aisles cleared. It just distracts from the event. I wonder if these people came to enjoy the event or to be able to say they had been. I mean, be in the now, people. While I am far from a teetotaler, they should consider limiting alcohol, although I may be going too far there as that represents a lot of money to them. Heck, I enjoy a good drink myself, although not at concerts where I have paid premium prices to be able to fully appreciate the entertainers. I think this is just a matter of showing consideration, too. If you cannot hold your liquor, please do not drink. None of us wants to see drunks. Also, I think management should ban all smoking once you enter the gates. They were good in limiting the areas, but you still have to walk through the vapors. It just distracts from the enjoyment.
I attended the Old Skool Summerfest with Salt N Pepper, Doug E Fresh, Bell Biv Devo, Avant, and Rob Base at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater and had a pretty good time with my family and friends. The venue appears to have a similar set-up to Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Pelham, AL. It has a full size but intimate feel much like Oak Mountain (though Im sure that it is quite a bit smaller). In addition, the venue has ample food vendors, drink/beer stations, and restrooms on each side. The general appearance of the facility still has a brand new and barely broken in feeling. If Im not mistaken, it was opened last summer in Tuscaloosa and it still looks pretty new. The only complaint that I have is the vendor stations were not clear about whether they accepted cash or credit cards (some had signs that indicated cash only and other did not say anything which generally meant it accepted cash or credit). After two concession runs, I was out of cash on my person and only could use my credit card. As a result of this, I spent about 20 minutes in a line waiting to get a beverage and was informed that they only accepted cash at this particular station when I pulled out my credit card.....Wow......I did not receive an apology and was informed that I had to go stand in another line for another 20 minutes despite the lines lack of a CASH ONLY sign that other stations had. However, I recovered from the inconvenience and would advise anyone attending an event here to carry plenty of cash because of the lack of correct signage regarding payment options. Overall, I enjoyed my concert experience at Tuscaloosa Amphitheater and I know what to expect the next time I attend a show here!
Great seats section 102 b seats 10 short lines at concession booths great porformer hosted by the very funny Sommer, Major ( sounds a lot like Pharell ) this is how I love you, a local group from birmingham was very enteraining kept use on our feet and dancing headliner was Tyrese great job, sweet touch of bringing his young daughter on stage just made me feel so good seeing father and daughter dance very tastefully done. I great show from start to finish. Food overpriced popcorn $6 mixed drink $12. Leave your umbrellas in the car,they will check your bag at the gate and collect them when you leave no telling what you will back since they are all just laying on a table. Come early parking can be expensive.
i love this venue. Aisles are wider than most so you dont have to stand up to let people go by. I have never seen a venue with as many restrooms as they have here, at least 40 stalls in each restroom. Restrooms are clean and being cleaned during the event. Parking is good and the Amphitheater is very close to downtown restaurants and pubs. The best part of the experience is being outdoors. Behind and on each side of the stage you can see the train tracks and bridge up above. Unusual experience to see the stage, cars going over the bridge, and a train going by. Cant wait to see more entertainment here.
Security was atrocious. Im trying to watch the concert and people are trying to push me out of the way to get closer instead of staying in their. My friend argued with some woman because he caught a drumstick and she was trying to take it from him; she wasnt even supposed to be there! Im not going to watch another concert here.
Been here for lots of concerts and I definitely recommend this wonderful amphitheatre and great setting on the Black Warrior River in beautiful Tuscaloosa, AL. ROLL TIDE!!! Nothing like watching a train roll by in the background over the Black Warrior River during your concert. THE BEST!!
Box office is great but wow it shouldnt take almost 30 minutes just to get into the concert when you already have tickets bought! You need to figure this out. Oak Mountain and BJCC are even better than this. Get your act together!
I have never been to a bad show here. Not a bad seat in the place. The atmosphere is great! The size of the venue is perfect! The city brings good artists for us to listen to! Its an all around great place to go for a night out!
Muy lindo lugar. Hay q visitarlo. Baños super amplios, cómodos y limpios
Great venue and great sound quality. Concourse was beautifully landscaped. Bathrooms were clean. Saw Tesla, Poison, and Def Leppard here and had a great time.
Excellent venue for events including 4th of July show and fireworks! Food prices a little high. Located in close proximity to shops, restaurants and parking.
Dont care for the type clientele that lives there. To much undesired traffic and business going on. Feels unsafe and coming and going .
The venue is nice. the problem is house rules say I cant leave the concert with my soda. I have never heard of such stupidity.