Detroit a Popular Spot for Summer Concerts

A crowd gathered at a concert at Meadowbrook last summer. Concerts are a popular pastime of Seaholm students.  PHOTO / PATRICK BLAIR
A crowd gathered at a concert at Meadowbrook last summer. Concerts are a popular pastime of Seaholm students. PHOTO / PATRICK BLAIR

   What’s summer without friends, sunshine, and a whole lot of music? This year, in Detroit, hundreds of venues will perform from across the globe. The tickets range from $17 for B.o.b lawn tickets to $5,000 for a meet and greet Maroon 5 deluxe package. 

   Even in the weeks before school gets out, there are some great concerts to see.

   Of Monsters and Men will be at Meadowbrook on May 28th, the Lumineers will be at DTE on June 6, Pitbull and Kesha will be at the Palace of Auburn Hills on June 7th, and Ra Ra Riot with The Postal Service will be at the Fillmore on June 10.

   Those willing to risk a late night before the fifth period final can see Grizzly Bear and The xx at the Fillmore, June 12.

   To celebrate the last day of school, June 14, head out to the Fillmore to see Mariana’s Trench or go to the Royal Oak Music theatre to see Juanes.

   From June 16-June 30 Toby Keith with Kip Moore, LL Cool J with De La Soul and Ice Cube, Rascal Flatts with The Band Perry, and Darius Rucker will all be at DTE.

  On July 6 the Goo Goo Dolls will be preforming with Matchbox 20 at DTE. The same day, Jimmy Eat World will be preforming at the Royal Oak Music Theatre. On July 9 Dave Mathews Band will be at DTE.

   On July 11 Bruno Mars and Ellie Goulding will be preforming at the Palace for an expected sold out crowd of over 20,000 people.

   Tickets range from $75 to $95 on Auburn Hill’s official event website, hills-mi.com. There are only 76 left on this site. Ticketmaster.com has limited availability for all tickets under $100, and is sold out of anything more expensive. To find better tickets, keep re-checking all ticket sites because people frequently put their tickets up for sale.

   The next day another huge concert will be at the Palace-One Direction. The tickets available on hills-mi.com are at cheapest $275.

   Sophomore Jamie Greene is eagerly anticipating the One Direction concert. 

   “I saw them last year at the Fox and it was a really fun concert, but I’m so excited to see them preform at a larger venue,” Greene said. “I really like them as a group. I’ve known them for a long time and I am excited to see them live again.”

   For anyone interested in the Jonas Brothers, they will be at DTE on July 13.

   Another big concert of the summer is on July 18 at DTE. Gavin DeGraw, The Script, and Train will be preforming. Two days later, Beyonce will be preforming at the Palace.  On July 27 One Republic will be preforming at Meadowbrook, and on July 28 Justin Bieber will be at the Joe Louis Arena.

   Chase Iacofano, a junior, is looking forward to July 31 when Wiz Kalifa, B.o.b and Rockie Fresh will be preforming at DTE.

   “I saw Wiz last year and had to see him again! Going to concerts at DTE is awesome because you are outdoors and it makes you feel infinite,” Iacofano said. “Having fun with your friends with no worries, that’s infinite.”

   August holds some more great venues for Detroit.

   On August 6 Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake will be preforming at Ford Field.

   August 7 John Mayer and Phillip Phillips will be preforming at DTE.

   If you’re looking for a throwback concert, on August 8 Jesse McCartney and the Backstreet Boys will be preforming at DTE.

   On the other hand, if you’re looking for something more modern, on August 9 Future and Lil Wayne will be preforming at the Joe Louis Arena.

   On August 21, the world famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma will be preforming at Meadowbrook.

   One of the last concerts before school starts up again in the fall is on August 28. Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson will be preforming at DTE for an expected sold out crowd of over 15,000 people.

   Some of the summer’s biggest concerts are expected to sell out rather fast, so jump on the nearest computer and hit up ticketmaster.com or stubhub.com.

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