DETROIT (WWJ) – Good news for concert goers — Palace Sports and Entertainment (PS&E) has released their summer line up, and it includes some of the hottest names in music.

Alan Ostfield, President of PS&E shared some of the big names set to perform this season.

“Bob Seger on May 17th, 19th and 21st, Glee on June 13th, Rihanna on June 14th, Katy Perry on June 28th, Brittney Spears on July 28th… so that’s for the Palace. At DTE Energy Music Theatre you have Eddie Money on May 27th, Doobie Brothers May 25th, and so much more,” Ostfield said.

With a schedule loaded with the biggest names on tour this summer, PS&E’s three venues will be providing the best in entertainment all summer long: DTE Energy Music Theatre, Meadow Brook Music Festival and The Palace.

More than 70% of the summer events include affordable $10 or $15 lawn tickets or will offer specially discounted four-packs of lawn tickets.  With more than 80 events already lined up, additional shows will be announced as tour plans develop.

DTE Energy Music Theatre’s 2011 schedule includes such highly anticipated shows as:

  • Eddie Money on May 27
  • Doobie Brothers, May 25
  • Phish on June 3
  • George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic/MC Hammer/Morris Day and the Time on June 10
  • Huey Lewis and the News on June 12
  • The Go-Go’s/The B-52’s on June 16
  • Earth, Wind & Fire on June 22
  • Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors with Luke Bryan and The Band Perry on June 24
  • Mötley Crüe with Poison and New York Dolls on June 29
  • John Michael Montgomery/Lorrie Morgan on July 2
  • The Temptations/The Spinners on July 7
  • Peter Frampton’s “Frampton Comes Alive 35th Anniversary Tour” on July 8
  • Sugarland with Sara Bareilles on July 9
  • 311 and Sublime with Rome on July 13
  • YES/Styx at on July 20
  • Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band on July 21
  • Slayer/Rob Zombie on July 22
  • Journey with Foreigner and Night Ranger on July 31
  • Meat Loaf on August 5
  • “Mayhem Festival” featuring Disturbed, Godsmack, Megadeth and more on August 6
  • Michael W. Smith/Third Day on August 14
  • Def Leppard with Heart and Evan Watson on August 17
  • The J. Geils Band with The Chris Robinson Brotherhood on August 19
  • Train/Maroon 5 with Gavin DeGraw on August 21
  • Aretha Franklin on August 25
  • Ke$ha with LMFAO and Spank Rock on August 26
  • Alice Cooper with Ace Frehley on August 27
  • Whitesnake/Tesla on August 28
  • Ted Nugent with the return of Derek St. Holmes on September 3

Meadow Brook Music Festival’s 2011 season is highlighted by such high-profile artists and events as:

  • Cirque D’Or on May 28
  • Ray LaMontagne & the Pariah Dogs with The Secret Sisters and Brandi Carlile on June 6
  • Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang on June 24
  • Comedian Demetri Martin on July 16
  • Goo Goo Dolls with Michelle Branch and Parachute on July 17
  • O.A.R. on July 23
  • Comedian Jim Gaffigan on August 6
  • Chris Isaak on August 11
  • Los Lonely Boys and Los Lobos on August 12
  • Wine and Food Festival at Meadow Brook on August 27-28

The Palace of Auburn Hills has a strong 2011 schedule of concerts playing indoors this summer including:

  • Usher with Akon on May 15
  • Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band on May 17, 19 and 21
  • Glee Live! In Concert! on June 13
  • Rihanna with B.o.B and J. Cole on June 14
  • New Kids on the Block/Backstreet Boys with Jordin Sparks on June 16
  • Katy Perry with Marina & The Diamonds on June 28
  • Josh Groban on July 16
  • Keith Urban with Jake Owen on July 23
  • Britney Spears with Nicki Minaj, Jessie and the Toy Boys and Nervo on July 28
  • Sade with John Legend on August 3

For more information, including ticket prices and purchases, visit

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