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June 15th, 2016 by MichiganLiving 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.

Got anything to add at this list? Let us know about it via the commment section below.
H/T: MLive.Com


44 responses to “8 Of The Most Amazing Concerts and Performances in Michigan History”

  1. robin masshole mommy says:

    Anywhere that Jimi Hendrix has performed is just plain awesome. That man was truly gifted.

  2. jenn says:

    Interesting list. I haven’t been to a good, high energy concert in a long time. I think I’m over due.

  3. So many amazing concerts. Looks like Michigan has some great venue and attracts plenty of top performers. Not surprised since Detroit is big on the music scene.

  4. We really do get some fantastic concerts here in Michigan. I love summertime shows at DTE, previously Pine Knob.

  5. This made me really want to go to a concert outside! There are quite a few in the Grand Rapids area during the summer.

  6. I will have to search if there are videos of these concerts. I would have loved to watch the Jimi Hendrix concert live but I was still a toddler at that time. 🙂

  7. Nicole Etolen says:

    I am not into concerts but all of these 8 concerts are beautiful. One day, I will attend one.

  8. Elizabeth O. says:

    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!

  9. Hannah says:

    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.

  10. Chris Isaak always put on an amazing show. I love to go see him.

  11. Stephanie Ortez says:

    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.

  12. Kathy says:

    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!

  13. I feel like my generation missed out on seeing some of these artists live. Would’ve loved to see any of these concerts!

  14. tara pittman says:

    My oldest brother was into the Beatles. I grew up with the music.

  15. Anna Nuttall says:

    A very interesting list, my mum would like this post. xx

  16. There were some amazing concerts in Michigan. I would love seeing U2 in concert. I enjoy their music.

  17. Interesting list. I have only been to one concert in my life – REO Speedwagon courtesy of the Visitors Bureau during a press trip. Interesting list. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Amy Jones says:

    I’ve never been to a concert before. But these ones surely are legends

  19. Wow these shows look amazing! I haven’t been to a concert like this in ages.

  20. There’s nothing like the experience of a live concert. There is just something special about being part of the music experience as it’s being performed.

  21. Lexie Lane says:

    I like seeing live concerts, they are really cool to watch. These concert shows are awesome!

  22. My son loves the Beatles while I am a fan of Eminem, haha! One thing common though is that we both love watching concerts.

  23. These are amazing videos! Jimmy Hendrix and The Who! What could be more amazing 😀

  24. cris says:

    Looks like Michigan is where it’s at. Would love to go back in time and see Hendix

  25. Nikki Jenner says:

    These concerts at Michigan are super cool! Even the time has changed, they are all awesome.

  26. Erlene A says:

    Michigan was sure lucky to host so many great artists. It would have been awesome to see of these singers in concert.

  27. So many talented musicians have been through! I would have loved to see any of them!

  28. Liz Cleland says:

    Wow, they are talented! Have to make a trip to see them!!

  29. Rosey says:

    KISS was legendary in Ohio too. They had an almost cult following with the boys.

  30. aziel morte says:

    I never been in a concert before and it sounds so fun.

  31. All amazing artists! Would have loved to have seen Jimi Hendrix performing live!

  32. 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.

  33. Carmela Mempin says:

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

  34. Liz Mays says:

    These are definitely some great ones. I wish I could have seen all of them! I didn’t realize there were so many legendary shows in Michigan.

  35. I have a lot of hometown pride for Detroit, I think all michiganders do. So I loved seeing Comerica park on the list with Jay Z and Eminem.

  36. Nikki says:

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

  37. Interesting list and lots of big named artists that played in Michigan at one point.

  38. Yeep ! im moving to michigan! What a great concerts!

  39. CourtneyLynne says:

    Ooooo so many awesome shows!!!!! I love Jimy Hendrix!!!

  40. Robin Rue says:

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

  41. Rose Marie says:

    My husband saw The Who in Detroit a few years back. He said it was phenomenal then too.

  42. adriana says:

    Awesome!! I love concerts – and I’ve never been to Michigan but would love to go!

  43. tauyanm says:

    wow hendrix! love all the concert shows! lucky michigan they’ve seen all the best ones!

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