8 Of The Most Amazing Concerts and Performances in Michigan History

Michigan is the home of many award winning artists and music icons. And with its memorable acts and historic venues, Michigan has been the crossroads of pop music for many years.

Below are some of the best, amazing and most memorable concerts and shows that happened in Michigan over the years.

Concerts Shows Michigan

The Beatles, Olympia Stadium, Detroit. 1964

The Beatles played two shows at Olympia Stadium in 1964 during their first visit to Detroit. They returned to Olympia in 1966.

Led Zeppelin, Pontiac Silverdome, 1977

Led Zeppelin played to 77,000 people in 1977 at Pontiac Silverdome.

The Goose Lake International Music Festival

A controversial show where around 200,000 people attended. Crowd were treated with the amazing performances by Faces, Chicao, Mountain, Bob Seger, MC5 and The Stooges among many others.

The Who, Pontiac Silverdome

The Who played in the inaugural concert at the Silverdome in 1975. Around 76, 000 people attended the said concert.

U2, Joe Louis Arena, 1985

U2’s performance at Joe Louis arena was almost flawless and almost holy quality.

Eminem and Jay-Z, Comerica Park, Detroit 2010

Michigan’s very own, Eminem, teamed up with Jay-Z for “The Home and Home Tour” in 2010.

Jimi Hendrix, Fifth Dimension, Ann Arbor 1967

The Guitar God, Jimi Hendrix, played at set in 1967 at now closed Fifth Dimension in Ann Arbor. This was his first tour of the U.S.

Kiss, Cobo Hall, Detroit, 1976

KISS is simply legendary in Michigan. The band recorded part of it’s award-winning and Gold-certified “Alive” live album that launched them to fame.

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44 thoughts on “8 Of The Most Amazing Concerts and Performances in Michigan History

  1. These are amazing artists and you must feel really proud that they performed in Michigan! It must have been so cool to be able to watch these live!

  2. Michigan’s music scene is definitely a long-standing one. I would have loved to have seen The Beatles or The Who. I feel like we still have a pretty fantastic modern concert scene too.

  3. Wow! truly Michigan has hosted the best concerts in the history of Rock and Roll. U2 is one of my favorites bands, how amazing are they live!! Thank you for adding the YouTube clips, time to turn up the speakers and listen to these legends.

  4. These are some great concerts. I wish I were alive earlier to have been able to see some of those! Eminem has always been a favorite of mine!

  5. Michigan has a lot of musical history to be proud of. Those classic examples above there are just a few of them. One of my favorite fun movies is Detroit Rock City, it’s about four boys getting into an adventure to a Kiss concert.

  6. Michigan is perfect place for this kind of event. I’m pretty sure that more big concerts will be happen there.

  7. How amazing those artists performing to this kind of event. Hoping one day I’ll see some artist perform into that place.

  8. What a great look back into time! So many awesome memories and shows to look back on throughout the years,.

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