If you are an avid fan of chamber music, rock music, or simply a variety of music styles and you live in or around Detroit, or if you are a visitor and want to know where to go to hear music that relaxes you, soothes your soul, or rocks you to the core, the following is a list of some of the places you can visit, meet new friends, relax, get pumped and get your fill of spectacular live music. The finest musicians play concerts in these venues and you won’t want to miss a moment. So get ready to be amazed by the talent.
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Located at the Seligman Performing Arts Center, this casual venue is a place to get together with your fellow chamber music lovers and other listeners who can’t get enough of this music. Enjoy a relaxing beverage and a dessert from the wide array of selections available.
Royal Oak Music Theatre
An eclectic mix of talent performing nightly for your pleasure.
DTE Energy Music Theatre
This is known as the greatest outdoor concert venue in Detroit. Depending on who is scheduled, you can expect to hear anything from pop to heavy metal!
Magic Stick Detroit
This is a live music venue at its finest. Various artists in different genres perform here.
This is a supper club art deco style that offers live entertainment nightly.
Magic Bag in Ferndale
A great, diversified entertainment venue. Hear live music, watch live comedy shows and enjoy a brew or two.
What this tiny venue lacks in size, it more than makes up for by booking the very best in national and local talent. Do not miss this place!
Located in Pontiac, this former church is now a boisterous nightclub that offers live shows featuring artists who perform a wide variety of musical styles.
Saint Andrews Hall
Detroit is home to this intimate, controversial concert hall that offers the best in musical talent in all of Detroit.
It isn’t surprising to find such an eclectic mix of musical talent in and around Detroit. From one end of the musical spectrum to the other Detroit is about music-always has been, always will be. Remember the great artists who came out of this area and made it to the top of the charts! Madonna, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and the Supremes (I grew up listening to them!) the Four Tops, and Stevie Wonder all hailed from Detroit. And they are just the tip of the musical talent iceberg that Detroit is proud to claim as its own.
Remember Motown Records? Yes-Detroit again. Techno music? In fact, Detroit is often credited as being the birthplace of techno music because the electronic scene has been alive there for many years. Surely, if you are a techno-junkie you recognize this name: Kenny Dixon Jr. aka the “Moodymann”.
This undeniably notable DJ has managed to create his own hybrid brand of electronic music that blends jazz, disco, soul and funk into something that is seamless perfection. The Moodymann can be found at music festivals spinning his unique brand of music all over the world. Catch a performance if you are ever in his area. You will love it!