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DTE Energy Music Theatre


DTE Energy Music Theatre — recognized as one of the most attended amphitheaters in the country — is located in Clarkston, Mich.

Originally known as Pine Knob Music Theatre (due to its proximity to the nearby Pine Knob ski area and golf course) when it opened in June 1972, the 15,274-seat amphitheater (7,202 seats in Bud Light Pavilion; 8,072 on the United Shore Lawn) recently celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2012.

Palace Sports & Entertainment purchased Pine Knob in 1990, revamping the venue with various improvements, all while continuing to give its fans one of the busiest and most diverse performance schedules its fans expect. The venue became DTE Energy Music Theatre in 2002 when DTE Energy purchased the naming rights to the amphitheater.

Named the nation’s most attended amphitheater by Amusement Business/Billboard for 21 years, the venue’s season opens each Memorial Day weekend with classic rocker Eddie Money — a perennial favorite as the venue’s traditional opener since 1992 — and concludes each September or October.

For the 2012 season, DTE received a full slate of new upgrades, including a new state-of-the-art audio system — the Meyer MILO Line Array sound system. It provides enhanced audio quality and is fully suspended above the stage to allow improved sightlines for DTE fans. The amphitheater also beams with forest green colors, new signage, expanded food offerings and a new open-air beer garden known as The Pine Tap.

The Pine Tap, located just inside the West Entrance, is open to all ticketholders before, during and after the show. It features an extensive offering of more than 20 world-class craft, retro and traditional beers, full bar service and a food selection of sliders, dogs, brats and Mexican food.

Upcoming Events

Jul 31 , 2015
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Nicki Minaj

The Pinkprint Tour with Meek Mill, Rae Sremmurd, Tinashe and Dej Loaf

Aug 1 , 2015
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Nickelback - CANCELLED

No Fixed Address Tour with Lifehouse

Aug 2 , 2015
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Tim McGraw

Shotgun Rider Tour 2015 with special guests Billy Currington and Chase Bryant

Aug 5 , 2015
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The Smashing Pumpkins & Marilyn Manson

The End Times Tour

Aug 6 , 2015
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Sugar Ray, Better Than Ezra, Uncle Kracker and Eve 6

Under The Sun Tour 2015

Aug 7 - 22 , 2015
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Kid Rock

First Kiss: Cheap Date Tour with special guests Foreigner and Packway Handle Band

Aug 16 , 2015
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Chris Brown

One Hell of a Nite Tour with Kid Ink, Omarion, Fetty Wap and Teyana Taylor

Aug 24 , 2015
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Foo Fighters

with special guest Royal Blood

Aug 26 , 2015
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Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago

Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire – Heart and Soul Tour 2015

Aug 28 , 2015
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Aug 29 , 2015
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Lynyrd Skynyrd

with special guest Chris Stapleton

Aug 30 , 2015
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Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival

starring Aziz Ansari with very special guest star Amy Schumer featuring Anthony Jeselnik, Bridget Everett, Jay Pharoah, Jeff Ross, Nick Kroll, Rachel Feinstein, T.J. Miller, Big Jay Oakerson and more

Sep 4 , 2015
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Van Halen

with special guest Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

Sep 11 , 2015
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The J. Geils Band

with special guest Ian Hunter & The Rant Band

Sep 18 , 2015
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Jason Aldean

Burn It Down Tour with special guests Cole Swindell, Tyler Farr and Dee Jay Silver