Live Entertainment  » Detroit, MI

Live Entertainment Venues in Detroit, MI

Whether you’re a little bit country or a little bit rock n’ roll, check out these 10 venues across Detroit for live entertainment that can’t be beat.
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The Crofoot

The Crofoot is one of the hottest spots in metro Detroit for a music performance. Just 25 minutes from the city, the venue presents the finest talent from around the world and locally, playing host to some of the best independent and diverse acts – and all for an affordable price. With state-of-the-art acoustics and a top-notch staff, it’s guaranteed that the experience of attending a show or any event at the Crofoot is a night to remember, leaving both the audience and the band with a lasting impression. The Pike Room, Crofoot Cafe and Vernors Room all share space here, too.

DTE Energy Music Theater

Step onto the grounds of DTE and you can feel the energy of the crowd preparing for an amazing show. With more than 15,000 seats and 84 acres of space, the venue is one of the area’s premier summer concert venues and is consistently ranked among the top-selling outdoor concert venues in the nation for shows of all genres. View a show under a covered pavilion, relax with a blanket on the lawn or enjoy a stroll on the adjoining pathway. Just beware of naming confusion – many locals still call the spot Pine Knob, due to its former name.

Fillmore Detroit

The Fillmore is a striking historic venue located in Detroit's entertainment district. Originally opened in 1925 as a movie house, the elegant spot has been renovated to offer guests a unique concert and special event experience. Walk through the grand lobby and be embraced by the nostalgia of the original chandeliers and the history they represent; take a stroll down “memory lane,” to catch a glimpse of the rock poster wall featuring a sampling of artists who have graced the stage; and be on the lookout for a line-up rich with music from mid-level bands and artists. 

Royal Oak Music Theatre

Royal Oak is home to artsy shops and cafes and one heck of a live production venue – the Royal Oak Music Theatre. The art deco theater opened in 1928 as the Kensky Royal Oak and served as a movie palace and concert venue. Through the years, programming has turned to live music and comedy, off-Broadway shows, musicals, dance and children’s productions. Big shows have included The White Stripes, *NSYNC and Robin Williams. With a full bar and not a bad seat in the house, it’s a great place to see some first-rate acts.

The Majestic

For hours of fun, head to The Majestic, Detroit's premier entertainment complex. The spot was built in 1915 as the largest theater built to show motion pictures and vaudeville acts. Today, the historic landmark houses two nationally renowned live music spaces – The Magic Stick and The Majestic Theatre, which play host to every musical genre from blues and ska to metal and reggae. After a show, concertgoers can make a night complete by enjoying a game of bowling at Garden Bowl, a slice of pizza from Sgt. Pepperoni's or good eats at The Majestic Café – all within the same building.