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

Jul 30 , 2017
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The Serenity of Summer Tour with Stone Sour, Skillet, Yelawolf and DED

Aug 1 , 2017
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Rod Stewart

with special guest Cyndi Lauper

Aug 6 , 2017
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I Love the 90’s - The Party Continues Tour Presented by 105.1 The Bounce

Featuring TLC with Color Me Badd, All 4 One, Biz Markie, C+C Music Factory featuring Freedom Williams and SNAP!

Aug 7 , 2017
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Linkin Park

One More Light World Tour with Machine Gun Kelly

Aug 8 , 2017
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James Taylor & His All-Star Band

with special guest Bonnie Raitt & Her Band

Aug 10 , 2017
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Versus Tour

Aug 11 , 2017
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94.7 WCSX Presents Foreigner

The 40th Anniversary Tour with Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience

Aug 13 , 2017
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Brantley Gilbert

Devil Don’t Sleep Tour with special guests Tyler Farr and Luke Combs

Aug 14 , 2017
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Kings of Leon

with special guest Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

Aug 17 , 2017
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YESTIVAL featuring special guest Todd Rundgren and an opening set from Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy

Aug 19 , 2017
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Chris Stapleton

All-American Road Show with special guests Margo Price and Brent Cobb

Aug 22 , 2017
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Earth, Wind & Fire and CHIC ft. Nile Rodgers

2054 The Tour

Aug 25 , 2017
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Jeff Foxworthy and Larry The Cable Guy

RFD TV presents Jeff & Larry’s Backyard BBQ Festival with The Marshall Tucker Band, Foghat and more

Aug 27 , 2017
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Depeche Mode

Global Spirit Tour

Sep 1 , 2017
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John Mayer

Search for Everything World Tour

Sep 3 , 2017
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Deep Purple and Alice Cooper

Long Goodbye Tour with special guest The Edgar Winter Band

Sep 9 , 2017
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Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

Sep 23 , 2017
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Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows

A Brief History of Everything Tour 2017 with special guest Rivers & Rust

Sep 28 , 2017
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Sammy Hagar & The Circle

with Collective Soul and Andrew Hagar

Sep 29 , 2017
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101 WRIF presents RIFF FEST 2017

Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Halestorm, Pop Evil, Greta Van Fleet, Fozzy, Radkey and more