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DTE Energy Music Theatre

7774 Sashabaw Road

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.


bruce stephen

Friday, July 27, 2018
Came to see Willie Nelson and friends and had a great time. It was an awesome show, we had fun laughing and singing along. This venue has really grown over the years. The sound was good from where we sat on the lawn. The facilities are clean and well kept. The only reason they didnt get 5 stars was due to the VERY high drink prices. 17.00 for well mixes doesn't leave much room for a tip. Great place though and I will definitely return.

Lizanne Chisholm

Monday, July 23, 2018
DTE Energy Theater is a cool venue for music. The layout is simple, the staff is helpful and if the weather is good the location is ideal! Personally feel the acoustics could be better and the food/drinks are overpriced yet that is not uncommon for any arena. Makes you wonder where all your money is going are not cheap either! Overall, a positive experience 👍🌈🎶

Janice Smith

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018
The concert was Chris Brown..nice concert lots of young adults, some children and older adults having so much fun. All seats were great, we had lawn and it was a great view. Lots of vendors walking around selling beverages so you did not have to leave your seat. The only problem I had was when dusk came the smoking started of marijuana..had to move to the top of the hill to breathe better..but we had an awesome time

Nicole Randall

Thursday, July 12, 2018
I had purchased lawn seats for a concert here and right before the main act came on one of the workers was going around giving out tickets for closer seats. We ended up watching the rest of the concert under the pavilion. Getting out of this place can take forever so we just left 1 or 2 songs early and were able to get right out. We had a great time and will be going there again shortly.

Penny Cross

Friday, Aug. 3, 2018
I love Pine Knob. I've enjoyed countless shows here over many years. It has grown and improved tremendously. They offer great seating under a pavillion or you can sit on the hill. Many food and beverage choices. They offer VIP perks for VIP ticket holders as well as a small bar you can visit if not VIP. Rental of chairs is available. Ear plugs can be purchased. My only complaint is the astronomical cost of their adult beverages.

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