This summer of 2015 will be one of Detroit’s largest concert seasons in years! With beautiful weather blooming in the month of May, we can only predict that this summer will be the hottest thus far!
Summers in Detroit are all about enjoying yourself at some of the greatest restaurants, festivals, and to add on to the list, a new riverfront concert site. Get ready Detroit, because there is an outstanding list of concerts coming to a stadium near you!
Here’s a list of what’s to come for the fans of metro Detroit’s summer concert going.
Comerica and Ford Field
Detroit’s downtown sports arenas have seven shows on the lineup this summer, including big names like Taylor Swift and The Rolling Stones. Swift will once again return to Ford Field (May 30) to perform for all of her “Swifties” for her “1989 World Tour”. The Rolling Stones will be headed to Comerica Park for the first time in 10 years for their Zip Code Tour (July 8). Comerica and Ford Field will also be host to several other bands and artists including AC/DC (Sept 8) and The Zac Brown Band (Sept 12). An adequate number of ticket sales have exhibited a rising demand in stadium shows.
DTE Energy Music Theatre
This August, Detroit’s hometown favorite, Kid Rock is expected to perform 10 nights in front of 145,000 fans at DTE Energy Music Theatre. Back in 2013, Kid Rock tied Bob Seger’s 1977 record for the most played shows in just one summer where he performed for eight nights. Rock’s nationwide tour is in support of the “Rebel Soul” album.
Detroit West Riverfront Park
The new 20-acre Detroit West Riverfront Park opened last year and welcomes space for more than 20,000 people. This summer it will be fan-filled with events including the Downtown Hoedown (June 5-6). After three years in the Comerica Park parking lot, the Hoedown will touch ground on the new West Riverfront. “It’s an event that really needed to continue to grow,” says Live Nation’s Dave Clark. After the Hoedown, the cowboy hats and boots can be traded in for hipster beards and sunglasses when the Mo Pop Festival returns to Detroit for its third year (July 25-26).
The Palace of Auburn Hills
Since a 2003 doubleheader, fans will have one last chance to cheerfully welcome Shania Twain to the Palace of Auburn Hills (July 25). After this tour, Twain has recently disclosed she will retire from the road.
Detroit’s tech-fest will be Snoop Doggs latest gig as a DJ. The Movement event with a lineup of 140-plus artists will take place at Hart Plaza (May 23-25). Check for the Hell Yeah Detroit team during the weekend of festivities!
Chene Park will celebrate their 30th birthday this year with big shows starting with R&Bs very own Jodeci (June 27), George Clinton (July 10), Eryka Badu (July 11), Detroit techno icon Derrick May will perform with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (Aug. 14), and the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin (Aug. 22).
For a full list of Detroit’s concerts this summer, you can visit the 2015 summer concert lineup here.