Best 4th Of July Concerts In Metro Detroit

June 23, 2016 8:00 AM

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4th of July is the time to celebrate the birth of the United States. Festivities take place all across the country from fireworks displays to concerts to carnivals. Detroit has some of music’s most recognizable names touring and a handful of acts are at the 10th Annual Stars & Stripes Festival held in Sterling Heights. Those tickets are free with $30 VIP tickets available for pavilion seating. All tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster. All venues listed are part of Palace Sports & Entertainment and can be viewed by clicking on the appropriate venue web button.
Sting And Peter Gabriel
The Palace of Auburn Hills
6 Championship Dr.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
(248) 377-0100

June 30, 2016 at 8 p.m.

Two of music’s prolific songwriters and icons are hitting The Palace of Auburn Hills for a North American trek. Sting and Peter Gabriel teamed up for the Rock Paper Scissors Tour. Along with performing their own hits, they’ll explore each other’s songs both together and on their own making it a unique concert experience. Sting has already toured this format in 2014 with Paul Simon. The show is the perfect concert to kick off the weekend leading up to 4th of July.

Styx And Led Zeppelin 2
Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
14900 Metro Pkwy
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
(586) 268-9700

July 1, 2016 at 6 p.m.

Kicking off the Stars & Stripes Festival, still popular rock band Styx is bringing their summer long tour to Michigan. The show is presented by 106.7 The D and will be opened by tribute band Led Zeppelin 2, giving a music experience dedicated to the legendary group formerly headed by Robert Plant. Styx is one of those band’s that continues to hit the road year after year performing at popular venues and resorts for fans they’ve had for decades.

Uncle Kracker And Josh Gracin
Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
14900 Metro Pkwy
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
(586) 268-9700

July 2, 2016 at 6 p.m.

Uncle Kracker is also touring throughout the summer. He’ll have one date with Blues Traveler and another with Kid Rock. On Saturday, July 2, he’s joined by Westland native and American Idol contestant Josh Gracin for the Stars & Stripes Festival. Though Uncle Kracker hasn’t released new music in many years, he still ventures out to perform in a setting that gets friends together for a night of music and dalliance in the crowds. Gracin has had struggles in recent years but is trying to get back out on the music scene after a split with longtime wife and a breakdown. The season two contestant has performed in Michigan long before his time on the reality singing competition.

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Seether And Winery Dogs
Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
14900 Metro Pkwy
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
(586) 268-9700

July 3, 2016 at 6 p.m.

South African rock band Seether hasn’t released a new album in two years with one in the works but they’re performing a few dates throughout summer 2016. They’re also part of the line-up for the Stars & Stripes Festival with Winery Dogs who is touring throughout the summer in support of their second record Hot Streak. The band is a supergroup of musicians that have worked with big names throughout the decades and decided the side projected sounded so good together that they would form an official band. Lead singer and guitarist Richie Kotzen has had a standout solo career but has also had success with Poison in 1991 and becoming a guitarist for Mr. Big in 1999.

Modest Mouse And Brand New
DTE Energy Music Theatre
7774 Sashabaw Rd.
Clarkston, MI 48348
(248) 377-0100

July 3, 2016 at 7:15 p.m.

Modest Mouse and Brand New have joined forces to tour the United States as co-headlining acts and promised no openers. Modest Mouse is touring in support of their 2015 album Strangers to Ourselves while Brand New is working on new material. The band hasn’t released a new album since 2009 but has performed new material out on the road. In 2016, Brand New released the single “I Am a Nightmare.” The two bands are performing at one of Michigan’s most loved venues that is capable of holding over 15,000 fans.

Related: Best Places To See Local Musicians In Detroit

Chase has been writing through internet platforms for 9 years and specializes in music as well as creating it. He’s a contributor for AXS and The Rowdy as well. He enjoys nature, politics, health and beauty while living and loving life.

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