Best Places To See Cover Bands In Metro Detroit

August 11, 2016 8:00 AM

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Detroit is the prime area for seeing a concert in Michigan. From the most popular large venues to the modest place to have a gig, Detroit is where all the established artists come to rock, along with up-and-coming bands and acts as well as cover bands. Some cover bands have made a name for themselves while performing at some of Detroit’s prime venues.
The Magic Bag
22920 Woodward Ave.
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 544-1991
www.themagicbag.com

Located just north of E. Nine Mile, The Magic Bag is not only the place to see cover bands such as The Mega 80’s, it’s also a prime spot for meetings, parties and even weddings with its 300 occupancy. They feature a licensed bar and will even go out of the way to create plans for any event. As mentioned, The Mega 80’s cover band performs at The Magic Bag regularly and was named “The Best Cover Band In The City” by the Metro Times in 2015. The band has also won “Best Cover Band” in Real Detroit Weekly for thirteen years.

Jimmy John’s Field
7171 Auburn Road
Utica, MI 48317
(248) 601-2400
www.uspbl.com/ballpark

The first professional independent ballpark in the area, Jimmy John’s Field is a great place for family entertainment. When not in use for a baseball game, it can be the setting for music as well. Journey tribute band Captured Detroit recently performed at the venue, playing live with no tracks or sequencing highlighting one of the most prominent rock bands in music history.

AXIS Lounge/MGM Grand Detroit
1777 3rd Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
(877) 888-2121
www.mgmgranddetroit.com

Not only is the MGM Grand Detroit a hot spot for the casino, dining and lodging, it also features the AXIS Lounge for live entertainment. The $3 million project offers specialty drinks in a glamorous open concept setting. It’s a suitable place for local bands including cover bands to come and make a name for themselves. A calendar with upcoming events is posted on the venue’s website.

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Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
207 Wilson Blvd.
Rochester Hills, MI 48309
(248) 377-3300
www.palacenet.com/venues-events/meadow-brook-amphitheatre

With a capacity of over 7,000, Meadow Brook Amphitheatre is a more modest venue for musical acts. Located at the Oakland campus, it provides both classical and original works. Rather than an older band, a less established artist or cover band, the location is one of the more popular and it also includes performance art and theater plays.

DTE Energy Music Theatre
7774 Sashabaw Road
Clarkston, MI 48348
(248) 377-0100
www.dteenergymusictheatre.org

DTE Energy Music Theatre is the place to be in the spring and summer. With a capacity of over 15,000, it’s one of the most popular event sites in the state. It features acts of all walks including the hottest artists in the world, comedy and the chance for established cover bands to party with the crowd. The Australian Pink Floyd visited the venue in July 2016, adding to their growing resume. The tribute band has performed in over 35 countries and sold in excess of three million tickets.

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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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