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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.


Paige Larwin

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Saw a Dave Matthew’s Band concert twice here. So much fun! The venue is great! Especially if the weather is good, which it was for me both times. I can’t imagine if it rains what they do. The lawn seats are on a big hill, which is nice because then everyone can see. They allow “tailgating” before which is cool because the lot is big enough for it. I would totally go here again!

Julie Kendrick

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Dave Matthews Band was great last night and the DTE staff was exemplary. One in our group was on crutches and every staff member we encountered went above and beyond. From the call to the LCA box office the day of the show to James who offered a wheelchair and pushed me to the ADA seat. From the east gate box office to the usher who wheeled me to the parking lot. The staff was tremendous. Thanks for making the night very comfortable. Hat's Off! to DTE STAFF.

Delores Hill

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Enjoyed the Paul Simon show. The location is beautiful. We read enough reviews, so we arrived early and got a great parking space. We got there at 6PM and the gates opened at 6:30. We sat at the top of the hill. People filled in all around us including standing behind us as the crowd grew. Couldn't see the stage but the screen was okay. Had a $17 margarita. Left early to avoid the crowd. Read the rules before you arrive. Saw people having to return chairs, arosol spray and a full size umbrella (folded ones okay ) back to the car. The grounds and bathrooms were very clean. It was a good time.

nicole simone

Sunday, June 10, 2018
They have a nice big parking lot.. I like that there is a very detailed security check when you come in ( you never know what's on a person's mind now a days ). The place is very big on the inside, and a nice big hill if you get lawn seats. The down side to it is, a lot of people still stand on the hill and it can get hard to see. Plus you can only bring in the really short lawn chairs.. ( bug spray is good if you plan on sitting in the grass ) I got 3 bug bits. You can't bring in ANY liquids NONE, they took my water and pop.. but I still like the place.

Michael D. Milson CHt

Thursday, June 14, 2018
A great place for concerts, we most recently saw Poison and Cheap Trick here but have seen many others. Prices are about average for their concessions and there is ample parking with lots of attendants helping guide you where to park. If you leave a few minutes early you can often beat the rush and get out fairly quickly too. The lawn is large and seats many people, the pavilion may be worth it if you like an actual seat, although they are not that comfy to sit in for long and for some bands you certainly need the ear plugs to get that close. The most recent time we went everyone was rather civilized on the lawn, no pushing or stepping on blankets or anything, not like Ozzfest back in 2007 I believe it was, where everyone was super rowdy, ripping up the lawn and throwing it.

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