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DTE Energy Music Theatre

Music Venue and Concert Hall
Clarkston
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  • Miss S.
    "I remember back in the day it was known as Pine Knob."(6 Tips)
    Dan K.
    "See a show in the summer and get lawn seats."(2 Tips)
    Sara S.
    "great Mac and cheese and draft beer selections!"(3 Tips)
    Richard H.
    "The top of the hill gives you the best view at night time!"(2 Tips)
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  • Ke$ha
    Ke$haSeptember 8, 2011
    This was one of my favorite venues on my Get Sleazy tour. Kickass place to play on a warm summer night- the venue is halfway inside and halfway outside. Alice Cooper played the night after I left!
  • Sara S.
    Sara SteigerJuly 10, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Love this venue! Forever Pine knob! Check out the bar/eatery behind the hill for some great Mac and cheese and draft beer selections! Usually a spot to sit down, relax and enjoy some grub.
  • David B.
    David BenjaminApril 2, 2012
    You're not too far from the iconic Rudy's Market. Check them out as they carry lots of Made in Michigan products, great pizza, beer, & wine selection.
  • Jami C.
    Jami ClarkeFebruary 14, 2012
    Been here a ton of times and even worked here love the crowds and the concerts always rock the house. Awesome place in the summer..
  • Ashley H.
    Great venue, but eat before the show! Also drinks are crazy expensive ($8 just for a soda), but can't bring your own so stick to the bottled water.
  • Miss S.
    Miss SJuly 13, 2015
    I remember back in the day it was known as Pine Knob. Not a ton has changed, especially the dirty bathrooms, but it's the best venue around for a rock concert.
  • Samir N.
    Samir NazirSeptember 2
    Some craft beer options and you can snack at the Woodshop. It is quite a trek from Detroit, though.
  • Jonathan M.
    Jonathan MobilyJanuary 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    If you want to get some turns in before a trip out west and you live in southeast MI...go here. It rocks and the terrain parks rule. And you have access to some of the best instructors in the biz...
  • Patrick S.
    Patrick SzarolettaJuly 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Be forewarned, smoking is permitted in the lawn seating area!
  • Kat
    KatJuly 9, 2012
    Gotta tailgate and drink in parking lot before go inside. Drinks $22 for frozen daquiri and jack and coke inside.
  • LamiAm
    LamiAmMay 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Box office is open for the summer: M-F 10-6, Sat 10-4, only open Sunday if there's an event(10:00am)
  • Larissa K.
    Larissa KaminskyJuly 29, 2013
    Such an amazing venue! My personal favorite. They host amazing metal concerts!!
  • Ross R.
    Ross RobertsonJune 18, 2015
    Great sound quality. The lawn can get a bit rowdy. A few bruises are good for you anyway.
  • Sue E.
    Sue EdgertonAugust 7, 2013
    Ozzy & Sabbath were great! Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler & their young drummer were fabulous! My ears were ringing for hours after the concert! :-D
  • Joanna H.
    Joanna HillJune 28, 2014
    It was a great time with Ringo Star. And even better after a drink.
  • Renee D.
    Renee DeanJuly 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't forget to bring your own plastic cups! Drinks have to be in them :-O
  • Ms. Shawna T.
    Ms. Shawna TarpyMay 20, 2013
    Amazing time tonight.. next time we will spend the extra for the seats but we still had a great time and Tim put on a amazing show
  • Jared B.
    Jared BAugust 24, 2013
    If the concert you're at isn't that great, leave during the encore and save an hour of extra travel time home.
  • Heather L.
    Heather LavequeSeptember 18, 2014
    Loved it!! As usual beers are through the roof. Get tipsy before! I had so much fun.
  • Danielle B.
    Pavillion seats are always worth the extra money (instead of buying lawn tickets!)
  • Jay C.
    Jay ClarkOctober 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best place to see a concert in metro Detroit hands down(lawn or pavilion)!!!
  • Dennis B.
    Dennis BallorJuly 16, 2012
    Bring your bike! Bike parking is best, right by gate!
  • Régis P.
    Régis PouletJanuary 26, 2015
    The sound is not perfect and this is the kind of venue that does not help gigs to gain energy (despite the venue's name :) )
  • Fred S.
    Fred SummerfeltAugust 7, 2013
    With a handicap sticker, parking is convenient.
  • Richard H.
    Richard HarperAugust 28, 2014
    The top of the hill gives you the best view at night time!
  • Regina P.
    Regina PhillipsSeptember 2, 2013
    Spend a little more and sit under the pavilion. Stay off the lawn.
  • Luis S.
    Luis SantiagoJuly 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit in the lawn!! Great view!!
  • Rachel D.
    You can't even bring sunblock through the gates. Ridiculous, especially with the hot sun baking you.
  • Kelly M.
    Kelly MarieAugust 17, 2015
    Sunday Night @ DTE w/ my girls!!! :-)
  • Richard H.
    Richard HarperAugust 28, 2014
    You need to come here to really #Live. Great amphitheater!!
  • Kelly M.
    Kelly MarieAugust 17, 2015
    Sunday Night @ DTE w/ my girls!!!
  • Gary
    GaryAugust 3, 2013
    Great concert venue Ted Nugent Rocks
  • Nikki J.
    Nikki JohnsonMay 31, 2012
    The nice black man selling shirts in the parking lot has great customer service skills!!!!!
  • Mike V.
    Mike VisserJune 16, 2010
    Hands down the best outdoor venue in the state of Michigan. I remember when they called it Pine Knob...
  • Dan K.
    Dan KimballDecember 29, 2011
    See a show in the summer and get lawn seats.
  • David W.
    David WagnerSeptember 22, 2015
    Bring ear plugs for your own safety. Lynard Skynard was so over amped that their sound was distorted. It took three days before my hearing returned to normal.
  • Kimberly P.
    Kimberly PachySeptember 11
    Concerts,clean bathroom, food & beer choices
  • Derek T.
    Great Tim McGraw show! & packed house!
  • John G.
    John GondaJuly 17
    Fun time. But drinks are wayyyy too expensive !
  • Mojo In The Morning
    Mojo In The MorningAugust 25, 2011
    One of the BEST venues in the world, forever in our hearts as Pine Knob! Read more
  • Randy
    RandyJuly 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Plan ahead use Detroit Designated Driver to get you and your car home safe. 313-409-8020
  • Brenda A.
    Brenda AndrewsJuly 27, 2013
    Do not buy a Grouping for a mAjor concert. They overlooked
  • Kourtney N.
    Kourtney NotestineFebruary 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Always a great time! You'll find me checked in at Pine Knob
  • Chloe Mertz G.
    Great for concerts
  • Marcus
    MarcusSeptember 1, 2013
    Getting old have to sit in seats, no grass
  • John C.
    John CafagnaJuly 3, 2014
    Reminds me of Pine Knob Music Theater.
  • Lynn S.
    Lynn SinelliJuly 30, 2014
    Was a great show Journey and steve miller band!
  • Jennifer B.
    Jennifer BauerAugust 23, 2013
    Hot as hell all over. Put in some fans!
  • Lynn F.
    Lynn FleeceAugust 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome outdoor venue!!
  • Samantha W.
    Samantha WeberMay 26, 2012
    So many drunk teenagers... people under 21 need to learn the concept of a designated driver & expect to have beer dumped on you
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