313 Presents’ Pine Knob Music Theatre is celebrating its 50th anniversary season in a major way- with the No. 1 ranking for Top 100 Amphitheaters in the world in Pollstar’s 2022 Year-End Rankings. This year, of course, was the year Pine Knob switched back to its original name, making the honors even sweeter.
Little Caesars Arena and The Fox Theatre in Detroit were also ranked inside the top 15 nationwide for their respective categories. Pine Knob Music Theatre is presented by Proud Partners United Wholesale Mortgage, Trinity Health and Ally. Comerica Bank is the exclusive presenting partner of the Fox Theatre.
Pine Knob Music Theatre finished No. 1 in 2022 for Top 100 Amphitheaters in the world with $36.9 million in reported overall gross ticket sales. Some highlights of the 50-show 2022 schedule included AJR, Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth, Pitbull, Imagine Dragons, Zac Brown Band, Thomas Rhett, Stevie Nicks, Backstreet Boys, ODESZA, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Chris Brown & Lil Baby, two Kid Rock shows, The Lumineers and Shinedown, among others.
“It gives us immense pride to have Pine Knob Music Theatre recognized as the number one ranked amphitheater in the world,” Howard Handler, president of 313 Presents, said in a statement. “From the moment we announced the return of Pine Knob Music Theatre thanks to our proud partners United Wholesale Mortgage, Trinity Health and Ally in January, concertgoers and artists showed overwhelming enthusiasm for the return to our roots. In addition to our Proud Partners, it’s important to thank Live Nation for their partnership in providing the very best in diverse, world-class entertainment. This remarkable accomplishment capped off a memorable 50th anniversary season.” Pollstar’s 2022 Year-End Rankings covered dates reported by tours and promoters from Nov. 18, 2021 through Nov. 16, 2022.