DTE Energy Music Theatre
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.
Beautiful setting! The Jeep Ivy Lounge was the perfect start to the show. The friendly staff is on the ready to help guide you to whatever you need. I enjoyed my entire experience at DTE...drinks were a little pricey but that is to be expected! Food was excellent and worth the price.
One of the best places we have ever been too. Staff were very helpful always going the extra mile. Loved the layout of the property, they really put some thought into it. Prices were good, we definitely paid higher elsewhere. We wished all of concerts were here or was like this.
This is a great venue to see a concert, as long as you are in the seated area. To me, being way back on the grass is too far away, unless you are just there to listen to the music. It is best to bring a plastic bottle cap with you for your pop or water that you buy, as when they sell it to you they are required to remove the cap, but you are not stopped from bringing one in, which is great because the floor is slanted and it is very easy for the drink to tip over then roll a few rows forward, with the cap on you are good to go.
maude Yanez banning
All of the staff here was wonderful. Parking and getting in and out of the venue was made very easy. I had an injured back and Kevin and Aaron assisted us with a wheelchair to get us back to our vehicle and the parking attendant Bob made it very easy for us to get out of the parking lot and to the main road once traffic got lighter after the James Taylor/ Bonnie Raitt concert.The concert was fabulous!?
Gotta be strange for DTE to be paying big money only for every artist that comes out on stage to say..."Great to be back at Pine Knob! It will always be Pine Knob to us!" Give us back the Pine Knob Music Theater and you'll get 5 stars, until then.