Note: Due to COVID-19 concerns, events are subject to change. Check with venues for updates. Some events require that all attendees provide proof of vaccination or negative COVID test within 72-hours prior to the event.
• KISS: Sept. 1, 2021 has been postponed, previously scheduled for Sept. 11, 2020, DTE Energy Music Theatre, $39.50+. (Updated)
• PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Monster Energy Invitational: Canceled, previously scheduled for Sept. 24-25, Little Caesars Arena, Detroit.
• Robert Randolph & The Family Band: Aug. 28, Magic Bag has been postponed.
• Matchbox Twenty: Previously scheduled for Sept. 1, 2020, and Aug. 29, 2021, is rescheduled for June 14, 2022, DTE Energy Music Theatre, Independence Twp.
• Mac Sabbath: Originally scheduled for Sept. 25, is rescheduled for Oct. 15, 2022, Magic Bag, Ferndale.
• Modern English: scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 5 at the Magic Bag has been postponed.
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• H.E.R.: Oct. 28, Fox Theatre, Detroit, $49.50+.
• Bert Kreischer: Second show added, Nov. 13, Fox Theatre, Detroit, $39.75+.
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• Little Big Town: Aug. 28, at The Ally Challenge PGA Tour Champions golf event presented by McLaren at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club, Grand Blanc, theallychallenge.com, with access to the tournament grounds, $55+.
• Gold Over America Tour featuring Simone Biles and teammates: Oct. 24, Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, $26.50+.
• CMG Takeover featuring Yo Gotti, Moneybagg Yo, Blac Youngsta: Aug. 28, (previously scheduled for March 15, 2020, and May 20, 2020), Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, $64+.
• King Crimson, The Zappa Band: Aug. 28, (previously scheduled for June 26, 2020), Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, Rochester, $59.50+.
• The White Concert featuring Marsha Ambrosius, Raheem DeVaughn, Vivian Green and Musiq Soulchild: Previously scheduled for Aug. 29, rescheduled for Sept. 10, Michigan Lottery Amphitheater, Sterling Heights, $40.30+. Lineup subject to change.
• Korn, Staind, Fire From The Gods: Aug. 31, DTE Energy Music Theatre, Independence Twp., $29.50+.
• KISS: Sept. 1, 2021 is postponed, (previously scheduled for Sept. 11, 2020), DTE Energy Music Theatre, $39.50+. (Updated)
• The Doobie Brothers: Sept. 2, (previously scheduled for Aug. 2, 2020), DTE Energy Music Theatre, $29.50+.
• Trippie Redd, Iann Dior and SoFaygo: Sept. 3, Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre, Sterling Heights, $29.70+.
• Brothers Osborne, Travis Denning and Tenille Townes: Sept. 4, Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre, $29.70+.
• Maze featuring Frankie Beverly: Sept. 5, Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre, $65.55+.
• Il Divo: Sept. 9, Fox Theatre, Detroit, $35+.
• Tim McGraw with Lauren Alaina: Sept. 18, Soaring Eagle Casino, outdoors, Mt. Pleasant, soaringeaglecasino.com/shows.html, $41+.
• John Legend: Oct. 19, Masonic Temple, Detroit, themasonic.com, $59+.
• Exhibitions: Aug. 27-Sept. 23, shows by Armando Pedroso, Birmingham Society of Women Painters, Laura Cavanaugh & Christine Gordon, students of Clinton Snider, masks required, bbartcenter.org, free admission.
• “Artistic Expressions”: Through Aug. 31, The Anton Art Center, 125 Macomb Place, Mount Clemens, juried exhibition of artwork by 21 artists from the Shelby Township Fine Art Society, theartcenter.org, 586-469-8666.
• Electrifly Detroit: Augmented Reality Mural Festival through Sept. 4, download app and map at ElectriflyDetroit.com.
• “Above and Beyond”: Celebrates the power of innovation through Sept. 5, Sloan Museum at Courtland, 4190 E. Court St. Burton, sloanlongway.org.
• Robert Blackburn & American Printmaking: Wednesday-Sunday through Sept. 5, Detroit Institute of Arts, 313-833-4005, ticketapp.dia.org.
• Suzanne Allen and Andromeda Schmidt exhibits: Ferndale Library, 222 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale, exhibits through September. Reception, tentatively scheduled for 6 p.m. Sept. 9, masks are encouraged, facebook.com/fadlart.
• “Bounce” Art Installation: 6 a.m.-10 p.m. through Sept. 13 at Beacon Park, 1903 Grand River Ave., Detroit, empoweringmichigan.com/beacon-park.
• SITE-Art and Architecture in the Digital Space: Through Sept. 18, Library Street Collective, 1260 Library St., Detroit, lscgallery.com, by appointment.
• Natalie Wadlington, “Pooled”: Through Sept. 18, Library Street Collective, 1260 Library St., Detroit, lscgallery.com, by appointment.
• “With Eyes Opened: Cranbrook Academy of Art Since 1932”: Through Sept. 19, Cranbrook Art Museum, 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills, 248-645-3323. Walk-ins as space permits, tickets at cranbrookartmuseum.org/visit. Family Day is noon-2 p.m. Aug. 28.
• “Beyond Van Gogh-An Immersive Experience”: Through Oct. 3, TCF Center, Detroit, reserve tickets at vangoghdetroit.com, $40+, ages 6-16 $29.99+, younger than 6 free.
• Farmington Hills Youth Theatre: Disney’s “Descendants the Musical”, (grades K-7) and “Mamma Mia!” (grades 8-12). Open auditions for each production 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 28 and 6-7:30 p.m. August 30 at The Hawk – Farmington Hills Community Center, 29995 W. 12 Mile Road in Farmington Hills. “Descendants the Musical” show dates are Nov. 18-21. “Mamma Mia!” show dates are Dec. 2-5. A free audition workshop is 6-8 p.m. Aug. 23, fhgov.com, 248-473-1856.
• Across the Night Concert Series: Frankie Ballard Aug. 27, $37.50; Watchhouse (formerly Mandolin Orange) Sept. 16, $42.50; Wildwood Amphitheatre, Lake Orion, presented by 20 Front Street, WDET-FM and Audiotree Presents. Doors at 7 p.m., all ages, bring a blanket or low-backed chair, audiotreepresents.com.
• George Bedard: 8 p.m. Aug. 28, The Ark, 316 Main St. Ann Arbor, theark.org, $20+. The Ark requires proof of vaccination, along with an I.D. card. Masks will be mandatory.
• OURS: 7 p.m. Aug. 28, Sanctuary, 2932 Caniff St., Hamtramck, 313-462-4117, ours.net/ourspages/shows/2021-08-28, $20+.
• Stephen Lynch: 7 p.m. Aug. 28, Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 West 4th St., Royal Oak, proof of vaccination or negative COVID test required, 18+, $35+, royaloakmusictheatre.com.
• The Sympathetics: 7-9 p.m. Aug. 28, Silvio’s Ristorante e Pizzeria, 225 S. Canton Center Road, reservations required, silviostrattoria.com, 734-214-6666.
• Kris Kurzawa Quartet: Dinner and a Show 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28, The Blue LLama Jazz Club, 314 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, bluellamaclub.com, $125+ each.
• Stiletto Fire, Rock/Pop/Dance: Summer Concert Series 6:30-9 p.m. Aug. 29, Lake St. Clair Metropark, Activity Center, Harrison Township, free with park daily or annual pass, metroparks.com/event.
• Rock Harley as Johnny Cash: 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 31, Wildwood Amphitheater, 2700 Joslyn Ct., Lake Orion, free general adm., orion.events.
No outside alcohol, food and beverage concessions on site, bring lawn chairs or blankets.
• Sun Messengers (R&B Showband): In the Park Summer Concert series 7 p.m. Sept. 1 at Shain Park, 270 W Merrill St., Birmingham, through Sept. 8, bhamgov.org/summerconcerts.
• Downriver Dan: 7-9 p.m. Sept. 1, Concerts in the Park at Hiram Sims Park, 1239 Quinif Drive, Walled Lake, walledlake.us/index.php/parks.
• The Roots: 7 p.m. Sept. 1, Russell Industrial Center, 1600 Clay St., Detroit, Russellindustrialcenter.com, $55+.
• Lowdown Brass Band: 7 p.m. Sept. 2, Loving Touch, 22634 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, thelovingtouchferndale.com, all ages, $15+.
• Anna Tivel: 8-10 p.m. Sept. 2, 20 Front Street, Lake Orion, 20frontstreet.com, $25+.
• Young Ritual: 7 p.m. Sept. 4, The Sanctuary Detroit, 2932 Caniff St., Hamtramck, audiotreepresents.com, $12+.
• The Village Summer Concert Series: 6-8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in Festival Park, The Village of Rochester shopping center, bring your lawn chairs and blankets, TheVORH.com/Events.
• Flogging Molly, Violent Femmes: Sept. 10, doors at 5:45 p.m., Masonic Temple, Detroit, themasonic.com, $39+.
• All Time Low: Sad Summer Festival presented by Journeys, 2:30 p.m. Sept. 11 (new date), Crofoot Festival Grounds, 1 S. Saginaw, downtown Pontiac, thecrofoot.com, $45+.
• Matt Vee & The Killer Vees, Neil Diamond tribute: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17, behind the Lorenzo Cultural Center and Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, 44575 Garﬁeld Road, Clinton Twp., macombcenter.com, $38.50+.
• Athens Creek: Concert Series at the Great Estate, 7 p.m. Sept. 23, Meadow Brook Hall, 350 Estate Drive, Rochester, meadowbrookhall.org/concertseries, $30+.
• Gary Puckett & The Union Gap: Sept. 24, Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, 7096 E 14 Mile Road, Warren, andiamoshowroom.com, $28+.
• Sunny Jain’s Wild Wild East: DSO Outdoors, Aug. 27, DSO Sosnick Courtyard, behind Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit, dso.org, $20+ each.
• Michigan Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble: 6 p.m. Aug. 28, The Wilcox, 676 W. Ann Arbor Trail, Plymouth, includes Charcuterie Box and Signature Cocktails, $75 each, fundraiser, michiganphil.networkforgood.com.
• Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle: Tom McCarthy Aug. 19-21; Sam Morril Aug. 26-28; John Heffron Nov. 11-13; 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak, comedycastle.com, 248-542-9900, prices vary.
• One Night Stans: Dave Dyer Aug. 19-21; Keith Fields magician/comedian Aug. 26-28; 4761 Highland Road, Waterford Twp., onenightstanscomedyclub.com, $20+.
• Renaissance Festival: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. rain or shine, Saturdays and Sundays, Aug. 21-Oct. 3, (plus Labor Day, Sept. 6, and Festival Friday, Oct. 1), Hollygrove, 12600 Dixie Hwy., Holly. (Highland Fling weekend theme Aug. 28-29; Viking Invasion theme, Sept. 4-6). Admission is $23.95+ adult, $15.50+ for ages 5-12, MichRenFest.com.
• Dragon on the Lake: Aug. 26-29 in downtown Lake Orion and on the lake, entertainment, food, boat races, lighted boat parade, Little Dragon Den, 5K, dragononthelake.com, presented by Orion Art Center.
• Food Truck Rally: 4:30-9 p.m. Aug. 27 in the Neiman’s Family Market parking lot, Independence Twp., live music, beer tent, facebook.com/ClarkstonAreaChamberofCommerce.
• Michigan Made Festival: Aug. 27-29, Canterbury Village, 2359 Joslyn Ct., Lake Orion, facebook.com/canterburyvillagelakeorion.
• Night Markets at Beacon Park: 6-11 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 28, live music, vendors and food trucks, Beacon Park, 1901 Grand River Ave., Detroit, empoweringmichigan.com/beacon-park.
• The Village Summer Concert Series: 6-8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in Festival Park, The Village of Rochester shopping center, bring lawn chair or blanket, TheVORH.com/Events.
• Arts Beats & Eats: Sept. 3-6, downtown Royal Oak, Beats include: Stone Temple Pilots, The Guess Who on Sept. 3; Starship, Neon Trees on Sept. 4; Justin Moore, Rise Against on Sept. 5; The Gin Blossoms, Bobby Brown on Sept. 6. Admission is $5 before 3 p.m., $10 after 3 p.m., artsbeatseats.com, parking fees.
• Annual Art on the Bay is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 4-5, Walter & Mary Burke Park, downtown New Baltimore, artonthebay.com, 810-394-1570.
• Franklin Community Association’s Labor Day Round Up is Sept. 6, Art Fair is 10 a.m.-5 p.m, Franklin Village, live music, strolling performers, plant and bonsai sale, food, petting farm, pony rides, rescue dogs, dunk tank, inflatables, facebook.com/franklincommunityassociation.
• Hamtramck Labor Day Festival is Sept. 4-6, carnival is noon-9 p.m., live music, downtown Hamtramck, artists village, hamtownfest.com, admission is free.
• 2021 Michigan State Fair: Sept. 2-Sept. 6 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, michiganstatefairllc.com, carnival, live music, beer tent and fair food. The Moovin’ thru the Midway 5K, benefiting Military Families United, is 8 a.m. Sept. 4, michiganstatefairllc.com/5k. The Shrine Circus, benefiting the Shriners Hospitals for Children, is Sept. 2-6, with performances starting at noon, michiganstatefairllc.com/shrine-circus. Admission $8 for adults, $6 children, carnival rides extra, parking $10.
• Peach Festival is Sept. 2-6, Romeo, carnival, parades, live music, craft show, fireworks at dusk, Sept. 3 at Crystal Diamonds Softball Complex, 14713 33 Mile, Romeo, Romeo Lions Peach Festival Classic Car Show is 7:30 a.m.-noon, Sept. 5, Children’s parade is at 11 a.m. Sept. 5, romeopeachfestival.com.
• Detroit Jazz Festival: Sept. 3-6, streamed live, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Herbie Hancock, Gregory Porter, Keyon Harrold, Omar Sosa and the Havana-Detroit Jazz Project; and Kurt Elling’s Big Blind, detroitjazzfest.org, no replays or on-demand, $20.
• Red White & Blues Festival: Fireworks at dusk, Sept. 4, (rain day Sept. 5), from the field at the corner of M-59 and John Street, Highland Twp. Children’s activities, food and craft vendors, music, 4-11 p.m. at Save-a-Lot Plaza, 722 Highland Road, highlanddda.com/events-attractions/#BLUES.
• Motor City Comic Con: Oct. 15-17, Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, MotorCityComicCon.com, prices vary.
• Drive-in at Freedom Hill County Park: “Wreck-It Ralph” and “Shrek” double feature Aug. 30; Faygo Music & Movies, music from “Mainstream Drive” and showing of “Road House” 6 p.m. Sept. 1; 14900 Metro Pkwy., Sterling Heights, bit.ly/3xX0BHE, $25+ per vehicle per show.
• “Crimson Gold” (Talaye sorkh): Online through Aug. 28, DFT @ Home, Detroit Film Theatre, dia.org/events, $10+.
• “Never Gonna Snow Again”: Online through Sept. 11, DFT @ Home, Detroit Film Theatre, dia.org/events, $12.
• Hustle Dance Class: 3:30-5 p.m. through Aug. 28, Beacon Park, 1903 Grand River Ave., Detroit, empoweringmichigan.com/beacon-park.
• Yoga + Live Music: 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 31, $20 tickets at dso.org, bring a blanket or mat.
• DIA At Home: Family art projects, Neighborhood Collage and Art-Making-Stabiles, free-standing geometric sculptures. Access online to view collections and online resources, dia.org/athome, dia.org/videos.
• Michigan History for Kids: For third- and fourth-graders, exploring history and heritage of all Michigan peoples, michigankids.org/home.
• Family Fun Days: 1-5 p.m. Sundays, through Aug. 29, crafts, Beacon Park, 1901 Grand River Ave., Detroit, empoweringmichigan.com/beacon-park.
• Fine Art of Summer: Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, 6-8:30 p.m. Sept. 1, inside look at a house with architectural distinction and/or a notable art collection, includes dinner, wine and musical entertainment, bbartcenter.org/bbac-events/fine-art-of-summer, $185+.
• Italy on the Bay featuring The Sicilian Tenors : 4-7 p.m. Sept. 11, The Enlisted Heritage House, 409 Luftberry, Selfridge ANGB, 586-713-2940, enlistedheritagehouse.com/events/italy-on-the-bay, $150/person, 2 or more tickets $140/person, Active Military and enlisted Heritage House Members $120/person.
• Royal Oak Historical Society Museum: Woodward Memories Exhibit and Concept Car exhibit through Sept. 18, regular hours 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 1411 W Webster Road, Royal Oak, 248-439-1501, royaloakhistoricalsociety.com.
• Rochester Hills Museum on Van Hoosen Farm: Drop-in hours noon-3 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, $5 for nonmembers, students/seniors receive a $2 discount, rochesterhills.org.
• Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation: Jim Henson Exhibition-Imagination Unlimited, through Sept. 6, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, nonmembers $25, $22.50 seniors, youth (5-11), $18.75+, free to ages 4 and younger, membership starts at $55. COVID-19 precautions in effect. Ford Rouge Factory Tours Monday-Saturday, purchase tickets online. Greenfield Village closed for the season, thehenryford.org.
• Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On”: Motown Museum, 2648 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, motownmuseum.org. Hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
• Ford House: historic estate of Edsel and Eleanor Ford, 1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores. Timed entry, COVID-19 precautions. Purchase tickets at fordhouse.org/events, 313-884-4222.
• Michigan Science Center: Museum closed pending repairs and improvements, plans to reopen in mid-September. Reserve visit online Thursday-Sunday at 313-577-8400, $18, children younger than 2 get in free. IMAX Theater extra. COVID-19 precautions, mi-sci.org.
• 38th Annual African World Festival: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 20-22, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit, 313-494-5800, reserve timed tickets at thewright.org.
• Great Estate & Gardens: Guided tour 11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Meadow Brook Hall on the campus of Oakland University, Rochester. Tickets $10-18, $7-13 seniors 62+, $5-10 children 6-12, free for 5 and younger, meadowbrookhall.org/tickets, 248-364-6200.
• Blue Star Museums program: Free admission to active duty U.S. military personnel and their families (up to five), from Armed Forces Day through Labor Day, Sept. 6, at participating museums including Michigan Science Center. Proof of active military duty required, arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.
• “Last Podcast on the Left: Mamma Mia!” 7-9 p.m. Aug. 27, Masonic Cathedral Theatre, Detroit, ages 18+, proof of vaccination or negative covid test required, themasonic.com, $25+.
• “Grease”: Aug. 27-29, JET Theatre production, outdoors at the Walled Lake Farmers Market, 1499 E. W. Maple Road, Walled Lake, jettheatre.org, $20.
• “Rowhouse-The Supernatural Mystery Musical”: 3 p.m. Aug. 29, doors at 2:30 p.m., The PLAT, 47 N. Saginaw St., Pontiac, theplat.org, 844-476-6784, $10 adv. tickets, $12 at the door.
• “Nunsense II: The Second Coming”: Through Sept. 5, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays or 3 p.m. Sundays, Riverbank Theatre, 358 S. Water St., Marine City, 810-278-1749 or online at riverbanktheatre.com, $28+.
• “Fancy, a Country Jukebox Musical”: Sept. 8-Oct. 3, Meadow Brook Theatre on the campus of Oakland University, Rochester, $36+, 248-377-3300, ticketmaster.com.
• Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding: Sept. 10, Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, 7096 E 14 Mile Road, Warren, andiamoshowroom.com, $66 includes dinner.
• “Shakespeare in Love”: Sept 10-26, Birmingham Village Players, 34660 Woodward Ave., Birmingham, Birminghamvillageplayers.com, 248-644-2075, $21.
• Take Ten Playwriting Workshops: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., second Saturday of the month, July through October, online, four-workshop series $25, open to all playwrights. Participants will create 10-minute play they can submit to Grosse Pointe Theatre’s Take Ten, Ten-Minute Play Festival competition, open through Dec. 31, gpt.org, [email protected] or 586-779-8974.
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