For 50 years Michiganders have been making their way to Clarkston to enjoy live music at Pine Knob Music Theatre. Let's not talk about the few years it was called something else.

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Recently the iconic music venue has recived some worldwide recognition for being the best amphitheater in the world according to Pollstar.

Michigan's Pine Knob Voted Best Amphitheater In The World

Pine Knob Music Theatre had nearly $37 million in reported ticket sales to rank as the world’s No. 1 concert amphitheater in 2022.

Howard Handler, who is the president of 313 Presents, said in a press release,

“It gives us immense pride to have Pine Knob Music Theatre recognized as the number one ranked amphitheater in the world."


Where Is Pine Knob Music Theatre Located?

Pine Knob is located at 33 Bob Seger Dr in Clarkston.

The address used to be 7774 Sashabaw Rd but was changed to 33 Bob Seger Drive to honor Michigan native and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bob Seger in 2019. The number 33 was chosen because that's how many times Seger performed there.

How Did Pine Knob Get Its Name?

Pine Knob Music Theatre got its name because of its close proximity to the nearby Pine Knob ski area and golf course.

Fun Facts About Pine Knob Music Theatre

  • The first artist to perform at Pine Knob was David Cassidy on June 25, 1972.
  • Eddie Money opened the concert season each May 1989 through 2014.
  • Because of nearby residents, there is a strict 11:00 pm noise curfew. Performers are subject to a $1,000 fine for every minute played past the curfew.

Pine Knob, 1972-2000

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