Detroit Music Venues
431 E Congress St, Detroit, Michigan 48226
St. Andrew’s Hall is a 1,000 person venue that has been bringing live music acts and DJs to Detroit since 1980. The venue is categorized as grungy, as most Detroit venues are, with a large standing area, full bar, and balcony seating. Famous acts that have graced the St. Andrew’s stage include: Iggy Pop, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, and Nirvana. The Shelter, St. Andrew’s little brother stage located in the basement, is an intimate setting for smaller acts that can be accessed through the back door and is known as one of the first stages that Eminem ever performed on.
2211 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48201
The Fox Theatre is one of the most popular Detroit venues due mainly to its large size, but also its beautifully maintained vintage looks. Located only a few blocks from The Fillmore, the Fox Theatre is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a National Historic Landmark. The theater has kept its old world charm, standing 10 stories tall and featuring architectural dreams like organ pipes above the entrance doors, elaborate balconies overlooking the main floor, grand staircases and columns, and an intricately painted ceiling that is meant to resemble a round tent with an oculus supported by spears. Concert goers are transfixed by the beauty that surrounds them while attending events at the Fox Theatre. There are 5,048 permanent seats and 126 removable seats that can be added to the raised orchestra pit.
4140 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48201
The Majestic is a unique venue as it offers a lot more than just music and events. It is also home to a full bowling alley with pizza and snacks, a full bar downstairs and upstairs, a café with delicious food, and a rooftop bar and grill called The Alley Deck. The main stage is located in the room to the right of the bowling and cafe, accessible through a revolving door. Located upstairs is one of the newest additions to the Detroit music scene Populux. Formerly called The Magic Stick, Populux exclusively features electronic dance music and is perfectly small in size for those looking to get down to their favorite beats.
2115 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48201
The Fillmore, formerly known as the State Theatre, is one of the more grand venues in Detroit. Built in 1925, The Fillmore combines new age music with antique architecture with its beautiful lobby, chandeliers, and most notably its high domed ceiling complete with intricate renaissance-esque designs. There are three levels of seating and a full bar and a capacity of 2,888 people maximum. The Fillmore puts on a wide range of concert, parties, and events.
Pontiac Music Venues
1 S Saginaw St, Pontiac, Michigan 48342
The Croofoot, located in Pontiac, is made up of three unique venues under one roof: The Crofoot Ballroom, The Pike Room, and The Vernor’s Room. The Ballroom is largest venue by far with a 1,100 person capacity. There is a full bar that runs along the left side of the room, balcony seating, and a large standing area for both general admission or addable seats. The Pike room is located upstairs, above the Ballroom and is a much smaller and intimate setting with a 250 person capacity. The Pike Room’s stage is a small platform raised only a few inches from the ground with a tight space for standing room. There is a small bar on the right edge as well as access to The Vernor’s Room. The Vernor’s Room holds a maximum of 75 people, with a full bar, tiny stage, and ample seating. It is perfect for smaller parties and DJs and also features access to the outdoor bar and patio on the side of the building. The Crofoot is one of the busiest local venues due to its major versatility and size.
Royal Oak Music Venues
318 W. Fourth Street, Royal Oak, Michigan 48067
Originally built as a vaudeville theatre in 1928, Royal Oak Music Theatre still provides an antique atmosphere for its guests. It features a grand front lobby with high ceilings and vintage columns, a full bar both up and downstairs, and a maximum capacity of 1700. There is balcony seating that overlooks the main floor with comfortable lounging chairs, as well as main floor standing. The venue brings larger acts to the Royal Oak area ranging from electronic rave music to rock and roll and standup comedy.
Ann Arbor Music Venues
208 S 1st St, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
The Blind Pig is located in downtown Ann Arbor and is a hotspot for University of Michigan students. Originally opened as a home for blues musicians, the Blind Pig is now known as a predominately indie-rock venue that caters to local bands and artists. The venue is dimly lit, the stage a small platform to the right of the entrance, and a large bar taking up most of the venue. Downstairs is a cash only dive bar called 8 Ball Saloon which can be accessed by a staircase in the Blind Pig. 8 Ball features multiple pool tables, a small bar, and a modern day jukebox that guests can pick music from.