Opened in 1972, DTE Energy Music Theatre was originally known as Pine Knob Music Theatre, and while the name was changed way back in 2002, many people still refer to it as “Pine Knob”, “The Knob”, or “The Hill”. Owned by Palace Sports and Entertainment, the outdoor amphitheatre is located in Clarkston, Michigan, a suburb on the outskirts of Detroit. It is considered one of the top-selling concert venues on an annual basis, and each concert season features performances by some of the top touring artists in the world, including Jimmy Buffett, Dave Matthews and Rush. The amphitheatre also plays host to a variety of traveling Music Festivals like Ozzfest, The Gigantour, and Lilith Fair. There are more than 135 points of concession service offered throughout the venue, and there isn’t a bad seat in the house, making DTE Energy Music Theatre truly one of the best concert venues in the country.
Directions to DTE Energy Music Theatre
From I-75: I-75 to Sashabaw Road Exit (Exit 89). Follow Sashabaw Road North to either South or North Drives.*
Alternative Route: I-75 to Sashabaw Road Exit (Exit 89) Follow Sashabaw Road South to Waldon Road. Take Waldon Road East to Pine Knob Road.
*There are two entrances off of Sashabaw Road. The North Drive is located at the base of the large “DTE Energy” marquee sign. The South Drive Entrance is located just south of the marquee, and is primarily for VIP and Disabled parking.
Parking and Entrances
There is a $3.00 traffic control fee added to each ticket, but other than that, general parking is free at DTE Energy Music Theatre. The parking lot opens at 5:00 pm for most shows, or 2 ½ hours prior to a matinee show. Barbecuing and tailgating is allowed on the paved areas of the lot, but no open alcohol is allowed on the lot. Parking for disabled guests is located outside the east entrance, and parents and non-ticketholders may pick-up and drop-off in the lot located between the East and West entrance gates, near light pole 2C.
There are two seating options at DTE Energy Music Theatre. Lawn seating and pavilion seating. Lawn seating … MORE INFO … while pavilion seating … MORE INFO … Disabled seating is located in the rear of the pavilion. There is a raised platform located in the left section of the pavilion. One companion seat may be purchased with the disabled seat.
VIP Information/Additional Information
DTE Energy Music Theatre has a VIP Parking lot available for season ticket holders, or their guests. There is also a VIP entrance that is adjacent to the VIP Parking lot. VIP Ticket holders are also able to access the VIP Starlight Lounge which is a private bar and grill that also has its own restrooms facilities which come are handy on busy nights!
Rules and Regulations
The following items may be brought into DTE Energy Music Theatre: Picnic baskets with food (no beverages), coolers with food (small and no wheels), ice, beach and sand chairs (with short legs and back), blankets, umbrellas, and binoculars. The following items may NOT be brought into the venue: alcoholic beverages, aerosal cans, laser pointers, long-legged lawn chairs, liquid containers and glass containers of any kind, and video and sound recording devices. Children age two and over must have a ticket. All events take place “rain or shine.”
DTE Energy Music Theatre Box Office Information
There are three box office locations at DTE Energy Music Theatre. Directly next to the east and west entrances are box offices with Will Call pickup, and there is also a Box Office located next to the VIP entrance for all season ticketholders. Will Call Tickets can be picked up at the Box Office 90 minutes prior to the show. Ticket holders must bring a picture ID, the credit card used to purchase the tickets and also the confirmation number for the transaction. The Box Office Hours are as follows:
Monday – Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Event Days: 10am – 30 minutes after event conclusion
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