Pine Knob Lineup for 2023

March 2023 Update (More shows added below)

Back in May Pine Knob reverted back to its original name and has been on a hot run ever since. And 2023 is looking even brighter! It has been an amazing year for Pine Knob. They changed their name back to rave reviews. Nobody liked to call it DTE Energy Music Theater. T-shirts were sold saying “I Still Call it Pine Knob” (Which they may be sad about now that the name is back). Pine Knob was also ranked #1 for top Amphitheater by Pollstar’s 2022 Year-End Rankings.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Pine Knob filled the Summer with some amazing artists. Just some of the amazing artists to play during the 2022 season included: Chicago, Backstreet Boys, Alice in Chains, Scorpions and White Snake, Wu-Tang Clan and Nas, The Black Keys, Stevie Nicks, Kid Rock, Shinedown, and the RIFF FEST with Disturbed.

Historical Pine Knob

Pine Knob held its first concert on June 25th, 1972 with David Cassidy. Pine Knob has been home to some of the most historic concerts of all time. Concerts like Kiss with the Blue Oyster Cult in July of 1974. Or the legendary Bob Seger and Bruce Springsteen concert in September of 78.  Aerosmith 1998 filmed a performance of “I don’t want to miss a thing” (I was twenty years old when I went to this concert). After many years of great shows, the name was changed to DTE Energy Music Theater in 2001. The naming deal expired and reverted back to Pine Knob along with a new vintage-style logo.

And Pine Knob is ready for the next big summer of 2023. They already have some great shows lined up and the schedule will only grow as we get further into 2023. Here are some of the concerts and artists planned for 2023.

One such show is an epic presentation from WCSX. The Bret Michaels Parti-Gras coming this July 13th, 2023. Stay tuned to WCSX 94.7 for more details.

  • Matchbox Twenty - Jun 14, 2023

    The lovely Rob Thomas is back with Matchbox Twenty and the Wallflowers this 2023 summer. The Matchbox Twenty album Yourself or Someone Like You was the perfect break-up album for me back in the late 90s and it’s great to see them back on tour.

  • Billy Strings - Jun 16, 2023

    If country is more your style, Grammy Award-winning Billy Strings will be at Pine Knob for the summer of 2023. 

  • Weezer "Indie Rock Roadtrip" - June 18th, 2023

    Time to hop in the car, load up the playlists and snacks, and join Weezer and some of the biggest names in indie rock for what will be the tour of the summer. Introducing (*drum roll please*)… Weezer’s Indie Rock Roadtrip

  • Eric Church "The Outsiders Revival Tour"- June 23rd, 2023

    Headlining outdoor venues throughout the summer with “The Outsiders Revival Tour,” Church will take over the Pine Knob Music Theatre stage on Friday, June 23.



  • Dave Matthews - June 27th, 2023

    Dave Matthews Band will bring its 2023 North American tour to Pine Knob Music Theatre on Tuesday, June 27


  • Santana "1001 Rainbows Tour" - June 29th, 2023

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Carlos Santana has announced he will hit the road with his band across North America this summer for the 1001 Rainbows Tour, including a visit to Pine Knob Music Theatre on Thursday, June 29.


  • Anita Baker - The Songstress - Jul 2, 2023

    Legendary songstress Anita Baker is back on tour for the first time since 1995. This Eight-time Grammy Award winner will be playing classic hits live from her debut album released in 1983, Songstress.

  • Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds & Garbage - July 6th, 2023

    Garbage and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have announced a co-headlining tour of North America for this summer. The tour, produced by Live Nation, features special guest Metric and perform at Pine Knob Music Theatre on Thursday, July 6.



  • Bret Michaels - Parti Gras Tour 2023 - Jul 13, 2023

    Rock of Love legend, Bret Michaels is back to break some hearts at his Parti Gras TourHot off the tour with Poison, Bret is going to party hard and he’s bringing some friends. Friends like Jefferson Starship, Night Ranger, Mark McGrath, and Steve Augeri

  • Big Time Rush - Can't Get Enough Tour - July 19th, 2023

    After a whirlwind 2022 which featured a sold-out North American tour and new music, Big Time Rush can’t get enough of their fans. Big Time Rush bring their singular style of pop to Pine Knob Music Theatre on Wednesday, July 19th. 


  • Bare Naked Ladies “Last Summer On Earth 2023” July 22nd, 2023

    Those beloved, fun-loving rockers Barenaked Ladies are at it again as they announce their seventh almost-annual, expansive Last Summer on Earth 2023 American Tour.

  • Fall Out Boy - "So Much For (Tour) Dust" - July 29th, 2023

    Grammy® Award-nominated and multi-platinum-selling rock band Fall Out Boy is set to hit the road this summer with their 2023 headline tour So Much For (Tour) Dust. The 25+ date North American trek will visit Pine Knob Music Theatre on Saturday, July 29.

  • KIDZ BOP “Never Stop Live Tour” August 5th, 2023

    KIDZ BOP Never Stops in 2023! KIDZ BOP, the #1 music brand for kids, announced its brand-new tour, KIDZ BOP Never Stop, in partnership with Live Nation. The ultimate pop concert for kids (and their parents!) will travel to 37 cities across the U.S. and Canada this summer, including a visit to Pine Knob Music Theatre on Saturday, August 5

  • Nickelback - "Get Rollin' Tour" - August 13th, 2023

    Acclaimed rock band Nickelback announced the upcoming 2023 “Get Rollin’ Tour”, in support of their most recent 10th studio album, Get Rollin’. Produced by Live Nation, the massive run includes a stop at Pine Knob Music Theatre on Sunday, August 13th.

  • Ghost - "RE-IMPERATOUR U.S.A" - August 14th, 2023

    Ghost has revealed details of its upcoming RE-IMPERATOUR U.S.A. 2023 summer tour with special guest Amon Amarth. Produced by Live Nation and FPC Live, the 27-date tour includes a visit to Pine Knob Music Theatre on Monday, August 14th.

  • Jelly Roll - "Backroad Baptism Tour" August 17th, 2023

    After dominating Billboard’s Emerging Artist Chart for a record-breaking 25 consecutive weeks – ultimately breaking the record of most weeks spent at No. 1 – with his single, “Son Of A Sinner,” multi-genre hitmaker Jelly Roll announced his Backroad Baptism Tour. Produced by Live Nation, the 44-city arena tour will visit Pine Knob Music Theatre on Thursday, August 17th.


  • The Lumineers - "Brightside World Tour"- August 25th, 2023

    The Lumineers have announced an encore run of dates after last year’s massive “BRIGHTSIDE World Tour.” The run of shows features scenic outdoor amphitheater venues across the country including a visit to Pine Knob Music Theatre on Friday, August 25.

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  • Lynyrd Skynard & ZZ Top: The Sharp Dressed Simple Man Tour - Aug 26, 2023

    Almost 50 years ago Lynyrd Skynard released their debut album (Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd)And now they are back on tour and bringing along their legendary bearded friends, ZZ Top

  • Arctic Monkeys - Aug 29, 2023

    English rock band Arctic Monkeys are making a stop to promote their new album The Car

  • Foreigner - The Historic Farewell Tour - Aug 30, 2023

    But is it really? Will this be the last time you see Foreigner on tour? Why take a chance? Get yourself a ticket for this truly historic event. 

  • Disturbed - "Take Back Your Life" - September 1st, 2023

    Multi-platinum rock band Disturbed announce their 36-date Take Back Your Life summer 2023 North American tour will visit Pine Knob Music Theatre on Friday, September 1st. 

  • Beck and Phoenix - "Summer Odyssey Tour" - September 2nd, 2023

    Eight-time Grammy®-winning artist Beck and Grammy®-winning French band Phoenix announced their upcoming co-headline Summer Odyssey tour. Produced by Live Nation, the 19-city run will visit Pine Knob Music Theatre on Saturday, September 2nd. 


  • Pentatonix - September 3rd, 2023

    Fresh off of Hollywood Boulevard where a cappella group Pentatonix received a Hollywood Walk of Fame star, the three-time Grammy®-winning quintet announced that they will be embarking on a North American Tour with very special guest Lauren Alaina. Produced by Live Nation, the 24-city tour will visit Pine Knob Music Theatre on Sunday, September 3rd.



  • Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper - "Freaks on Parade Tour" - September 5th, 2023

    Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper are bringing the 2023 Freaks on Parade Tour to Pine Knob Music Theatre on Tuesday, September 5th.


  • Jason Aldean - "Highway Desperado Tour" - September 8th, 2023.

    With 27 number-one singles, 15 billion streams, and more than 20 million albums sold, ACM Artist of the Decade Jason Aldean announced his upcoming “Highway Desperado Tour.” Produced by Live Nation, the 41-city headlining tour will include a performance at Pine Knob Music Theatre on Friday, September 8th.


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