Naturally, Detroit’s legendary music scene comes with plenty of remarkable stages to host those epic performances. Here’s a rundown of metro Detroit’s best indoor and outdoor concert venues.
- Every seat at Motor City Casino Hotel’s Sound Board theater offers incredible views of the stage. With advanced sound, lighting and video and a non-stop lineup of talent, it’s a sure bet for a great concert experience. Reserve the hotel’s “Sleep with the Band” package (show tickets and an overnight stay) so you’ll have a place to crash when the music stops.
- Where else but Chene Park can you enjoy an outdoor concert with the spectacular backdrop of the Detroit River? Featuring a Wednesday night summer jazz series.
- The Fillmore Detroit is still as elegant as when it first opened as a movie theater in 1925. Today, the nostalgic lobby boasts original chandeliers and posters of past big-name acts that have played there line the walls. It’s also the annual site of the annual Detroit Music Awards.
- Formerly the exclusive summer stage of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Meadow Brook Amphitheater now brings a variety of performers to the campus of Oakland University in Rochester Hills.
- The newly renamed Michigan Lottery Theater at Freedom Hill outdoor amphitheater in Sterling Heights re-opened in 2013 after $2 million in new technology and customer experience upgrades. The MGM Grand Detroit VIP Club is accessible to the public two hours after doors open. A great place to chill after the show.
- There’s not a bad seat in the house at Macomb Center for the Performing Arts in Clinton Township. Macomb Center hosts shows and live events year-round and is also home to the Macomb Symphony Orchestra.
- When it opened more than a century ago on Woodward Avenue, The Majestic Theatre was the largest of its kind. It’s still going strong as the top concert venue of its size in the city.
- Summer of 2017 may be your last chance to see a show at The Palace of Auburn Hills, in light of the Detroit Piston’s move back downtown this fall. A handful of blockbuster shows are booked at the Palace through September, including The Weekend, Enrique Iglesias and Pit Bull, Bruno Mars, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.
- Little Caesar’s Arena, the new home of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons, opens this fall. The highly anticipated arena promises state-of-the-art technology, fan amenities and an outdoor plaza with a massive video wall.Naturally, a series of six concerts by Detroit’s favorite son Kid Rock will mark the grand opening, because there “ain’t no party like a Detroit party”. The powerhouse lineup for the inaugural year includes concerts by Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga and Andrea Bocelli.
- Nothing screams summer in metro Detroit like a concert under the stars at DTE Energy Music Theatre. Pavilion seats provide shelter from the elements and up close views of your favorite bands. Or opt for budget-friendly lawn seats and hang with the party crowd on the hill; just remember to bring a blanket or short-legged beach chair and some bug spray. Kick off the fun with a tailgate in the parking lot before the show.
- The famed Saint Andrew’s Hall is Detroit’s most iconic music club. A Main Ballroom hosts the biggest acts, while The Shelter on the lower level is where Detroit rapper Eminem first started out. Check out the recently renovated Society Room, a plush, intimate lounge space on the club’s upper level.
- Order from a selection of more than 50 beers, then head to the back room to catch a show by local or national acts to see why Small’s in Hamtramck is consistently voted Detroit’s “Best Live Music Venue.” Open for events only.
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