DETROIT (WWJ) – Comerica Park usually plays host to the Detroit Tigers, but Friday it’s the place for the 17th annual Vans Warped Tour.

Fans can get up close and personal with dozens of cutting edge acts, including The Ready SetLess Than JakeA Day To Remember and Hellogoodbye. Oakland Press Music Critic Gary Graff tells WWJ it’s the biggest music bargain of the year.

“That’s the great thing about Warped, for $37 you get something like 80 to 90 performances. All the performers, even the biggest stars, show up at their individual tents to sign autographs, meet the fans and they hand out more stuff than you get on Christmas morning,” Graff said.

All of those bands will be playing a different style of music, collectively termed in genres like modern or alternative.

“You can get everything from ska and punk, hip-hop has become part of it as well, and now it’s pushed even further into the heavy metal realm. So, you really have a broad array of everything we would call modern and alternative rock,” Graff said.

Detroit is one of 44 stops on the Vans Warped tour. The event goes on all day in the Comerica Park parking lot.

To see a full list of bands playing at Detroit’s stop on the Warped Tour, and for more tour information, visit


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