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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 15,040-seat amphitheater (6,189 seats in Bud Light Pavilion; 8,851 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

Aug 30 , 2016
DTE Energy Music Theatre


with special guests A Day To Remember and All Time Low

Aug 31 , 2016
DTE Energy Music Theatre

Black Sabbath

The End Tour with Rival Sons

Sep 1 , 2016
DTE Energy Music Theatre

Prophets of Rage

Make America Rage Again Tour with AWOLNATION

Sep 3 , 2016
DTE Energy Music Theatre

Funny Or Die Presents Oddball Comedy & Curiousity Festival Tour 2016

Sebastian Maniscalco, Brian Regan, John Mulaney, Tom Segura, Iliza Shlesinger, Donnell Rawlings, Cameron Esposito, Tony Hinchcliffe and Big Jay Oakerson and Hosted by Roastmaster Jeff Ross

Sep 15 , 2016
DTE Energy Music Theatre

Rascal Flatts

Rhythm & Roots Tour with special guests Kelsea Ballerini and Chris Lane

Sep 24 , 2016
DTE Energy Music Theatre

Brantley Gilbert

Take It Outside Tour with special guests Justin Moore and Colt Ford