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Local Music Venues Near Clarkston, MI

Are you looking for new activities and want to enjoy the music scene in Clarkston, MI? From larger venues like the DTE Energy Music Theatre to bars and smaller halls, Waterford-area music enthusiasts have plenty of options to catch a show. Whether you want to relax at bars with live music, enjoy delicious food at restaurants with live music, or you want the best country music bar, Bowman Chevrolet has the top local music venues worth checking out!

DTE Energy Music Theatre

The most well-known music venue in the Oakland County area is DTE Energy Music Theatre. You’ll find the venue located in the heart of Michigan, surrounded by forests and lakes, making for a beautiful outdoor environment for a concert. DTE Energy Music Theatre seats more than 15,000 people, and the majority of seating is covered by a huge canopy, with lawn space situated in the rear. What’s more, of the local music venues near Clarkston, MI, this is one that draws bigger artists, such as Florence and the Machine, Lionel Richie, MC Hammer, Jason Aldean, and more.

Callahan’s Music Hall

Venture from Lake Orion to Callahan’s Music Hall, one of the top-rated live music venues that features a variety of blues artists and bands. Tickets can be purchased online in advance of concerts, or wait to buy them at the door. The best part is, Callahan’s Music Hall also offers a full menu, so chow down on a specialty burger, mini tacos, or nachos while enjoying a show!

The Crofoot

The venue now known as The Crofoot was constructed in 1830, and originally stood in the center of Pontiac’s business district. As of 2007, The Crofoot Ballroom serves the Clarkston community as a prime spot for music, art, and celebration. The Crofoot is also family-owned and operated, and as such, it is committed to providing the best customer service and utmost hospitality.

Additional Live Music Bars Near Clarkston, MI

Metro Detroit music enthusiasts have a lot of options when searching for “bars with music near me.” Bowman Chevy has more local live music restaurants to visit:

  • Sweetwater Entertainment in Waterford: live cover bands in a bar & grill environment.
  • The Machine Shop in Flint: alternative rock, outlaw country, and metal, often with larger names on the ticket.
  • Flagstar Strand Theatre in Pontiac: historic rehabilitated venue built in 1921 and reopened in 2017, featuring entertainment such as folk, bluegrass music, jam bands, R&B and soul, as well as comedic acts and performances from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
  • Stingers in Wixom: a biker-friendly pub & grub with live music and an outdoor patio.
  • Flint Local 432 in Flint: not quite a bar, but it’s a non-profit, all-ages, alcohol-free venue serving heavy doses of awesome! Born in the 1980s with heavy-hitting punk rock and metal, you’ll find a wide variety of genres such as indy, rock, metal, hip hop, Americana and more. 
  • Meadow Brook Amphitheatre in Rochester: On the campus of Oakland University, this outdoor venue hosts live bands from around the world in every genre, with traditional and eclectic programming offered.
  • Buck Shots Bar & Grill in Clarkston: Offering entrees to please a foodie as well as standard bar fare, you can drink craft brews, and choose from a large wine and whiskey selection. Buck Shots hosts an Open Mic on Mondays, and you can find classic rock cover bands as well as country music and swing bands. 

Get More Local Recommendations from Bowman Chevrolet

If you’re on the hunt for Detroit bars with live music or even Detroit music venues, the team at Bowman Chevrolet is happy to lend some recommendations. We’ll also help plan your visit to our dealership to test drive a new Chevrolet vehicle best suited for your adventures exploring the music scene near Clarkston, MI.


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