Oak Mountain Amphitheatre

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Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Former names Verizon Wireless Music Center
Address 1000 Amphitheatre Drive
Location Pelham, Alabama
Coordinates 33°19′53.25″N86°47′04.60″W / 33.3314583°N 86.7846111°W / 33.3314583; -86.7846111 Coordinates: 33°19′53.25″N86°47′04.60″W / 33.3314583°N 86.7846111°W / 33.3314583; -86.7846111
Owner Live Nation
Operator Live Nation
Type Amphitheatre
Capacity 10,500
Website
livenation.com

Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, formerly known as the Verizon Wireless Music Center, is an outdoor amphitheater, owned by Live Nation, located in Pelham, Alabama, USA, a few miles south of Birmingham. It is the largest outdoor music venue in Alabama.[ citation needed ]

Pelham, Alabama City in Alabama, United States

Pelham is a city in Shelby County, Alabama, United States. It incorporated in July 1964. At the 2000 census the population was 14,369, but has grown to 21,352 recorded by the 2010 census. It was named for Confederate American Civil War officer John Pelham.

Birmingham, Alabama Most populous city in Alabama, United States

Birmingham is a city in the north central region of the U.S. state of Alabama. With an estimated 2017 population of 210,710, it is the most populous city in Alabama. Birmingham is the seat of Jefferson County, Alabama's most populous and fifth largest county. As of 2017, the Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Statistical Area had a population of 1,149,807, making it the most populous in Alabama and 49th-most populous in the United States. Birmingham serves as an important regional hub and is associated with the Deep South, Piedmont, and Appalachian regions of the nation.

It is unusual in that it features three tiers of reserved seating, with no general admission seating area.

John Mayer performed and recorded his show here, on September 12, 2002, which was later released as a CD/DVD, titled Any Given Thursday .

John Mayer American guitarist, singer, and songwriter

John Clayton Mayer is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Mayer attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, but disenrolled and moved to Atlanta in 1997 with Clay Cook. Together, they formed a short-lived two-man band called Lo-Fi Masters. After their split, Mayer continued to play local clubs, refining his skills and gaining a following. After his appearance at the 2001 South by Southwest Festival, he was signed to Aware Records, and then Columbia Records, which released his first EP, Inside Wants Out. His following two full-length albums—Room for Squares (2001) and Heavier Things (2003)—did well commercially, achieving multi-platinum status. In 2003, he won the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for the single "Your Body Is a Wonderland".

<i>Any Given Thursday</i> 2003 live album by John Mayer

Any Given Thursday is a live CD/DVD by John Mayer, recorded in Birmingham, Alabama at the Oak Mountain Amphitheater on September 12, 2002, during the Room for Squares tour. The album quickly peaked at #17 on the Billboard 200 chart. It features mostly songs from Room for Squares, as well as several covers, including "Lenny" by Stevie Ray Vaughan and "Message in a Bottle" by The Police. Covers have since become a regular feature in Mayer's live shows.

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