DTE Energy Music Theatre - Clarkston, MI

One of the most popular venues for live concerts in the country, DTE Energy Music Theatre is surrounded by an abundance of green forests and crystal clear lakes in Clarkston, Michigan. It boasts state-of-the-art audio and lighting systems with a capacity for 15,274 concertgoers. The venue features five main seating areas there are covered with a large fixed canopy, and a smaller rear outdoor lawn area. It’s also equipped with three video screens for lawn patrons. There are many food stalls and an outdoor beer garden.

Teen idol David Cassidy’s matinee performance on June 25, 1972 marked the grand opening of the venue. Back then, the amphitheater was the largest in the country with a seating capacity of 12,000. It featured the iconic entranceway of walls cutting through the hill, where logos of bands that had played the venue were painted. These walls were then replaced by more lawn seating and stairs, which increased the venue’s capacity to 15,000.

The best way to get to DTE Energy Music Theatre is by driving. The parking lot opens at 5 p.m. when there is a concert, and guests can enjoy barbequing in the paved areas, although open alcohol is not allowed. There is also a park & ride service right off the Sashabaw exit and at the Great Lake Crossing Mall a little farther south. Patrons may only bring in a personal camera, small bag or purse, binoculars, picnic basket with food but no beverages, small umbrella, short lawn chair, and a blanket.

While there are a number of hotels near DTE Energy Music Theatre, the venue is only 40 minutes from Detroit, so you might want to visit the city’s attractions before or after the concert. Need tickets to the venue’s upcoming shows? Event Tickets Center has a wide selection of DTE Energy Music Theatre tickets to choose from.
Thu
May 28, 2020
7:00 PM
Chris Young, Scotty McCreery & Payton Smith
Clarkston, MI
Mon
Jun 8, 2020
5:30 PM
Knotfest Roadshow: Slipknot, A Day To Remember, Underoath & Code Orange
Clarkston, MI
Fri
Jun 12, 2020
2:30 PM
Rascal Flatts
Clarkston, MI
Sat
Jun 13, 2020
7:30 PM
James Taylor & Jackson Browne
Clarkston, MI
Tue
Jun 16, 2020
7:00 PM
Maroon 5 & Meghan Trainor
Clarkston, MI
Fri
Jun 19, 2020
7:00 PM
Sam Hunt, Kip Moore & Travis Denning
Clarkston, MI
Sat
Jun 20, 2020
6:00 PM
Kidz Bop Live
Clarkston, MI
Wed
Jun 24, 2020
7:30 PM
Steely Dan & Steve Winwood
Clarkston, MI
Fri
Jun 26, 2020
7:00 PM
Halsey
Clarkston, MI
Sat
Jun 27, 2020
7:00 PM
Alice Cooper, Tesla & Lita Ford
Clarkston, MI
Tue
Jun 30, 2020
7:30 PM
Dave Matthews Band
Clarkston, MI
Wed
Jul 1, 2020
6:00 PM
Megadeth & Lamb of God
Clarkston, MI
Thu
Jul 2, 2020
6:30 PM
Nickelback, Stone Temple Pilots & Tyler Bryant and The Shakedown
Clarkston, MI
Sat
Jul 4, 2020
7:00 PM
Barenaked Ladies, Gin Blossoms & Toad The Wet Sprocket
Clarkston, MI
Sun
Jul 5, 2020
7:00 PM
Journey & The Pretenders
Clarkston, MI
Sat
Jul 18, 2020
1:30 PM
Riff Fest: Rob Zombie, Halestorm, Beartooth & The Blue Stones
Clarkston, MI
Mon
Jul 20, 2020
7:00 PM
Hall and Oates, KT Tunstall & Squeeze
Clarkston, MI
Tue
Jul 21, 2020
7:00 PM
Alanis Morissette
Clarkston, MI
Wed
Jul 22, 2020
7:00 PM
Dead & Company
Clarkston, MI
Thu
Jul 23, 2020
7:30 PM
Backstreet Boys
Clarkston, MI
Fri
Jul 24, 2020
TBD
Sugarland, Mary Chapin Carpenter & Danielle Bradbery
Clarkston, MI
Sat
Jul 25, 2020
7:30 PM
Rod Stewart & Cheap Trick
Clarkston, MI
Tue
Jul 28, 2020
7:00 PM
Foreigner, Kansas & Europe
Clarkston, MI
Wed
Jul 29, 2020
8:00 PM
The Black Crowes
Clarkston, MI
Fri
Jul 31, 2020
6:30 PM
Chicago - The Band & Rick Springfield
Clarkston, MI
Sat
Aug 1, 2020
8:00 PM
Jim Gaffigan
Clarkston, MI
Sun
Aug 2, 2020
7:00 PM
The Doobie Brothers & Michael McDonald
Clarkston, MI
Tue
Aug 11, 2020
7:00 PM
Sammy Hagar and the Circle & Whitesnake
Clarkston, MI
Sat
Aug 15, 2020
7:30 PM
Ted Nugent
Clarkston, MI
Sun
Aug 16, 2020
7:00 PM
Disturbed, Staind & Bad Wolves
Clarkston, MI
Sat
Aug 22, 2020
TBD
Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen & Maddie and Tae
Clarkston, MI
Sat
Aug 29, 2020
6:45 PM
Incubus, 311 & Badflower
Clarkston, MI
Tue
Sep 1, 2020
7:30 PM
Matchbox Twenty & The Wallflowers
Clarkston, MI
Thu
Sep 10, 2020
6:00 PM
Korn, Faith No More, Helmet & '68
Clarkston, MI
Fri
Sep 11, 2020
7:30 PM
Kiss
Clarkston, MI
Useful Event Info
Venue Address:
7774 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, MI 48348
History & Traditions:
Capacity:
15,274
Hours:
Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Past Names/Nicknames:
Pine Knob Music Theatre

Pine Knob

The Knob
The Hill

Date/Year Built/Opened:
June 25, 1972