Meadow Brook Amphitheatre - Rochester, MI

The state of Michigan is the storied home of the U.S. automotive industry, and visitors encounter this heritage when arriving at the Meadow Brook Amphitheatre in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Located on the Oakland University campus, the property was originally owned by John F. Dodge, co-founder of Dodge Brothers Company, and was donated by his widow, Matilda Dodge Wilson.

Opened in 1964, the venue was initially reserved for performances by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. By the early 1970s, its scope of events had expanded to include ballet and rock concerts. Today, visitors are treated to a range of performances from national touring acts from May through September.

The Meadow Brook Amphitheatre prides itself on its eclectic programming, particularly its schedule of rock concerts and children’s events. A variety of big-name acts have graced its stage over the years, including pop superstar Lady Gaga, classic crooner Tony Bennett and comedian Jim Gaffigan. Seating is available for up to 7,701 ticketholders on the lawn and under the pavilion, and its state-of-the art lighting and sound system guarantee a memorable experience for everyone in attendance.

The Meadow Brook Amphitheatre is easily accessible from I-75 at University Drive (exit 79) and from M-59 at Adams Road. There are 2,000 parking spaces onsite, and visitors are encouraged to arrive early to claim a spot. The parking lot opens at 5:30 pm for most evening events, and two hours prior to showtime for matinees. Tailgating is allowed on the premises, so friends and families can pack a cooler, fire up the grill, and enjoy preshow food and drinks on the historic property. A variety of food and drinks are available for purchase within the venue from three concession locations.
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3554 East Walton Boulevard, Rochester, MI
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Meadow Brook Music Festival
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