Your Ultimate Guide to Summer Concerts in Detroit

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I don’t know about you, but I LOVE music—everything from country and rap to rock n’ roll and everything in-between! There’s something about getting lost in a song lyric, an awesome guitar riff or a bangin’ beat, that brings out the carefree, spontaneous side of me.

If you asked me what my favorite thing about summer is (besides playing at the park and family vacations up north) it would have to be the summer concert scene here in Detroit. I mean, they don’t call it Detroit Rock City for nothing! 

Some of my favorite memories include sitting on the lawn at DTE and watching my favorite bands perform on stage—Shinedown, Journey, Def Leppard, Tim McGraw and Jason Aldean, just to name a few. 

As soon as summer rolls around and tour dates are released, I create a list of which concerts I want to go see. After looking at which bands were coming to town this summer, I put together a list of must-see concerts in Detroit, categorized alphabetically by venue.

 

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Jodeci – 6/27
2 Chainz & Future – 7/3
Marvin Sapp & Anthony Brown – 7/11
Avery Sunshine – 7/22
Maxine Nightingale, Thelma Houston & Cheryl Lynn – 7/24
Fantasia & Anthony Hamilton – 7/31
Maysa – 8/5
The Roots & Wale – 8/9
Derrick May & The Detroit Symphony Orchestra – 8/14
Erykah Badu & NAS – 8/15
Aretha Franklin – 8/22

 

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The Rolling Stones & Walk The Moon – 7/8
Zac Brown Band – 9/12

 

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Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes & Sam Hunt – 6/19
Third Eye Blind & Dashboard Confessional – 6/25
Toby Keith – 6/27
Train, The Fray & Matt Nathanson – 7/1
Dave Matthews Band – 7/7
H.O.R.D.E Festival: 311, Blues Traveler & Big Head Todd and the Monsters – 7/9
Fall Out Boy, Wiz Khalifa & Hoodie Allen – 7/10
Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival – 7/11
Peter Frampton & Cheap Trick – 7/12
Neil Young & Band Of Horses – 7/14
Def Leppard, Styx & Tesla – 7/17
Run DMC, Naughty By Nature & Sugar Hill Gang – 7/19
Incubus, Deftones, Death From Above 1979 & The Bots – 7/22
Bryan Adams – 7/23
J. Cole, YG & Jeremih – 7/25
Kelly Clarkson, Pentatonix & Eric Hutchinson – 7/26
Slipknot, Lamb of God & Bullet For My Valentine – 7/28
Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill & Rae Sremmurd – 7/31
Nickelback – 8/1
Tim McGraw, Billy Currington & Chase Bryant – 8/2
Smashing Pumpkins & Marilyn Manson – 8/5
Under The Sun: Sugar Ray, Better Than Ezra & Uncle Kracker – 8/6
Kid Rock & Foreigner (Multiple dates starting 8/7 – 8/22)
Chris Brown, Kid Ink & Omarion – 8/16
Foo Fighters & Royal Blood – 8/24
Chicago – The Band & Earth, Wind & Fire – 8/26
Santana – 8/28
Lynyrd Skynyrd & Chris Stapleton – 8/29
Van Halen & Kenny Wayne Shepherd – 9/4
Jason Aldean, Tyler Farr & Cole Swindell – 9/18

 

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Awolnation – 7/2
Meghan Trainor – 7/9
Shinedown – 7/21
Machine Gun Kelly – 7/26
Charli XCX & Bleachers – 8/11
Nick Jonas & BeBe Rexha – 9/13
Stone Temple Pilots – 9/16

 

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Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert & Chase Rice – 8/22
One Direction – 8/29
AC/DC – 9/8

 

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Idina Menzel – 8/22

 

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Stars And Stripes Festival: Buckcherry & Hoobastank – 6/26
Stars And Stripes Festival: Scott Weiland and The Wildabouts & P.O.D. – 6/27
Stars And Stripes Festival: Sebastian Bach & Warrant – 6/28
Whitesnake & The Answer – 7/3
Boston – The Band – 7/16
Deep Purple & Blue Oyster Cult – 8/4
The Beach Boys & The Temptations – 8/9
Paul Anka – 8/14
Huey Lewis and The News – 8/21
Dee Snider, Jackyl, Lita Ford & Great White – 8/22
Maze, Frankie Beverly & Chaka Khan – 8/29
Counting Crows, Citizen Cope & Hollis Brown – 9/10
89x Chill On The Hill – Saturday – 9/12
REO Speedwagon & Night Ranger – 9/20

 

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The Eagles – 7/24
Madonna – 10/1

 

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Tedeshi Trucks Band – 6/23
Detroit Symphony Orchestra (Music of Star Wars) – 7/12
Sublime with Rome & Rebelution – 7/25
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga – 7/27
Hozier & Dawes – 7/29
Brand New – 7/30
Twenty One Pilots & Echosmith – 9/19

 

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American Idol Live – 8/7

 

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Imagine Dragons – 6/23
Vans Warped Tour – 7/24
Shania Twain & Gavin DeGraw – 7/25
Motley Crue & Alice Cooper – 8/9
5 Seconds of Summer – 8/19

 

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D’Angelo – 6/27
The Tallest Man on Earth – 7/20
Flume – 6/24

 

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Waka Flocka Flame – 7/13
Tokio Hotel – 8/6

 

What concerts are you excited to see this summer? 

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