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.
this place needs to learn what communication means. Had lawn seats and brought blankets like always. They did not post anywhere that they were not allowing blankets inside that day. NOWHERE. They had a female standing right outside the ticket office telling people that they were not allowed. We seriously walked a half a mile to be told that we had to turn around and put them back! I was pissed. People that had parked farther out even had to do more walked than us! The security team is also a joke and put his hands on me to spin me around to ask a question.
Fun place to see a show. Just don't pay too much. The acoustics are horrible. Once you are in the bowl getting out for any reason is not easy. There is no place to set anything down except the floor, thus all the spilled drinks and all the spilled food, makes the place just that much more appealing. And the best part is the stage is small so chances are, unless you sit right in the center, you will have a great view of a wall of speakers.
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.
They have nice big screens but they lack zooming on main band members.. It would be nice to see them up close.. All other concerts I've been to have this great feature.