Metro Detroit Concerts & Comedy | Your Guide to October 2023 Entertainment
Get ready for an electrifying October, Metro Detroit! Whether you're living in Metro Detroit or thinking about moving to Metro Detroit, this month is jam-packed with an incredible lineup of concerts and comedy shows that you won't want to miss. From indie vibes and classic rock legends to comedy giants, there's something for everyone. It's a month of non-stop entertainment that perfectly captures the vibrant culture and diverse tastes of our community. Mark your calendars, because this October is about to be unforgettable!
October 6 | Willis Show Bar
Starting us out with a local talent, Ben Sharkey will be gracing the stage at Willis Show Bar on October 6th, and let us tell you, this guy is smoother than a glass of top-shelf bourbon. With vocals that can melt even the coldest of hearts, Sharkey brings a level of suave sophistication that's perfect for a date night or a classy outing with friends. Think Sinatra's charm with Timberlake's modern flair.
October 7 | Music Center for the Performing Arts
The following night, on October 7th, prepare to be transported back in time as Air Supply takes the stage at the Music Center for the Performing Arts. This iconic duo is the epitome of '80s soft rock, delivering sentimental ballads that will have you reaching for your lighter—or, let's be real, your iPhone flashlight. If you've ever wanted to belt out "All Out of Love" in a room full of fellow romantics, this is your moment. Air Supply isn't just a concert; it's a collective emotional release, a communal trip down memory lane.
October 10 | Little Caesars Arena
Hold onto your leather jackets and studded belts, because on October 10th, the legendary Queen, joined by the incomparable Adam Lambert, will be rocking the house at Little Caesars Arena for the Rhapsody Tour. If you're looking for a show that combines timeless classics with jaw-dropping theatrics, look no further. Adam Lambert brings a fresh yet respectful twist to Freddie Mercury's irreplaceable vocals, making this more than just a tribute—it's a reincarnation. Expect to hear iconic anthems like "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "We Will Rock You," but with a new-age flair that only Lambert can provide.
October 13 | Little Caesars Arena
Just when you thought the Metro Detroit classic rock scene had peaked, it goes ahead and turns the volume up to 11. On October 13th, brace yourselves for a classic rock extravaganza as The Eagles, Steely Dan, and Vince Gill join forces at Little Caesars Arena. This is the Avengers of the rock world, people. The Eagles, with their timeless harmonies, will have you feeling peaceful, easy feelings all night long. Steely Dan, the jazz-rock maestros, will add a layer of sophistication to the evening. And let's not forget Vince Gill, the country legend who seamlessly blends into the Eagles' lineup. This is not just a concert; it's a masterclass in American music history. If you've got a "Tequila Sunrise" soul with a "Reelin' in the Years" mindset, this is your jam.
October 14 | The Ark
On October 14th, Michigan's own The Verve Pipe will be gracing the stage at The Ark. Known for their '90s hit "The Freshmen," this band has evolved into a genre-defying act that blends alternative rock with poignant lyrics. It's a homecoming show that promises both nostalgia and new tunes, making it a must-see for longtime fans and newcomers alike.
October 15 | The Fillmore
On October 15th, Colter Wall takes the stage at The Fillmore, offering a masterclass in modern folk storytelling. With a voice that sounds like it's been aged in a whiskey barrel, Wall's songs are steeped in the traditions of Americana but with a contemporary twist. This is the kind of music that makes you want to take a long drive through the countryside, just to see where the road takes you.
October 17 | The Fillmore
Just when you thought it was safe to take out your earplugs, Static-X and Sevendust storm into The Fillmore on October 17th. This is not a drill, metalheads. Known for their explosive live performances, these two titanic bands are the sonic equivalent of a controlled demolition when their worlds collide. With catalogs spanning over two decades, they've got the hits to keep the mosh pit moving all night long. This is heavy metal at its most cathartic, so prepare to leave it all on the floor.
October 18 | Pine Knob
The chaos continues on October 18th, as Avenged Sevenfold descends upon Pine Knob for their Life Is But A Dream tour. Known for their theatrical flair and intricate musicianship, this band is like the Shakespeare of metal — if Shakespeare had double kick drums and face-melting guitar solos. With a setlist that's sure to include both their classic hits and newer anthems, this is a night that promises to be as visually stunning as it is audibly exhilarating.
October 20 | Little Caesars Arena
Then, on October 20th, prepare for the ultimate rock 'n' roll circus as KISS invades Detroit rock City’s Little Caesars Arena on their End Of The Road World Tour. This is more than a concert; it's an event, a spectacle, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. With their iconic makeup, pyrotechnics that could rival a Fourth of July fireworks show, and a catalog of hits that even your grandma would recognize, KISS promises a night of unadulterated rock glory. If you've never seen KISS live, here's your chance to cross it off your bucket list. And if you have? Well, you already know you're in for a hell of a night.
October 22 | The Fillmore
On October 22nd, Boys Like Girls takes you on a time machine back to the early 2000s at The Fillmore. Ah, the days of emo haircuts, skinny jeans, and lyrics scribbled on Converse sneakers. This band encapsulates that era like a perfectly curated MySpace page. Expect a night of nostalgia, complete with anthems that you probably know all the words to but haven't sung out loud in a decade. Dig out those old band tees; it's time for a throwback.
October 26 | The Fillmore
Switchfoot rolls into The Fillmore on October 26th, offering a different kind of nostalgia — one that's less about reminiscing and more about rediscovering hope. Known for their uplifting lyrics and soul-stirring melodies, Switchfoot is the band you turn to when you need a musical pick-me-up. Their shows are like a shot of espresso for the soul, leaving you feeling invigorated and inspired. If you're in need of a mid-week boost, this is the show that'll do it.
October 27 | Capitol Theatre
On October 27th, LeAnn Rimes brings her iconic country sound to Flint, Michigan’s Capitol Theatre. With a voice that's as clear as a mountain stream and as warm as a southern night, Rimes is the epitome of country charm. Her shows are a blend of timeless hits and new favorites, all delivered with the grace and poise that have made her a mainstay in the country music scene. If you're looking to be serenaded, look no further.
October 30 | Saint Andrew’s Hall
Twiztid will bring down the house at Saint Andrew’s Hall on October 30th, just in time for Halloween. Known for their horrorcore rap style, this duo brings a show that's as much a visual spectacle as it is a musical one. Imagine a haunted house, but with a killer soundtrack—that's a Twiztid show. If you're looking for a way to kick off your Halloween celebrations, this concert promises to be a spooktacular time.
October 31 | Little Caesars Arena
The 1975 takes the stage at Little Caesars Arena on October 31st, offering a genre-blending experience that's as unpredictable as it is exhilarating. With their unique mix of rock, pop, and electro, The 1975 has a knack for keeping audiences on their toes. Their shows are a kaleidoscope of sound and vision, making them the perfect act to close out a month of diverse musical offerings. If you're looking to dance your way into November, this is the show to see.
October 31 | Masonic Temple
Also on Halloween night, Metro Detroit's own Insane Clown Posse (ICP) will be raising the roof (or burning it down) at the Masonic Temple for their 30th Anniversary Hallowicked Clown Show. Known for their horrorcore style, ICP shows are a blend of hardcore rap, theatrical horror, and a dash of wrestling thrown in for good measure. It's a wild ride from start to finish, making them the ultimate choice for anyone looking to add some adrenaline to their Halloween festivities. With their local roots and global following, an ICP show is more than just a concert—it's an event.
October 12 | The Fillmore
Switching gears to comedy, on October 12th, British comedian Jimmy Carr takes over The Fillmore with his razor-sharp wit. Known for his deadpan delivery and dark humor, Carr's shows are a rapid-fire succession of clever one-liners and edgy jokes. His comedy might not be for the faint of heart, but if you're a fan of humor that makes you think as much as it makes you laugh, this is a can't-miss event.
October 19 | The Fillmore
The following week on October 19th, Saturday Night Live's Pete Davidson hits the stage at The Fillmore. Known for his self-deprecating humor and candid discussions about mental health, Davidson's comedy is as therapeutic as it is hilarious. With a knack for turning personal struggles into comedic gold, you'll find yourself laughing one moment and empathizing the next.
October 26-27 | Fox Theatre
Then, on October 26th & 27th, Trevor Noah takes over the Fox Theatre. The South African comedian and host of The Daily Show brings his unique perspective on American politics and global issues to the stage. With a blend of insightful commentary and spot-on impersonations, Noah's comedy is both enlightening and entertaining. Whether he's dissecting the news of the day or sharing tales from his upbringing, Noah has a gift for making you laugh while making you think.
October 28 | Fox Theatre
On October 28th, comedy royalty graces Metro Detroit as Jerry Seinfeld takes the stage at Fox Theatre for two separate shows. Known as the King of Comedy, Seinfeld's observational humor has been making people laugh for decades. From the quirks of daily life to the absurdities of social norms, his razor-sharp wit leaves no topic untouched. A master of his craft, Seinfeld's comedy is timeless, making him a must-see regardless of whether you're a die-hard fan of his iconic TV show or a comedy aficionado looking for the gold standard in stand-up. Don't miss the chance to see a legend in action.
As the leaves change and the air turns crisp, there's no better way to celebrate the season than by diving into the rich entertainment scene that makes living in Metro Detroit so special. From iconic musicians to comedy legends, October 2023 offers a smorgasbord of events that cater to every taste and interest. Don't miss out on what promises to be a month of unforgettable experiences right here in Metro Detroit. Whether you're a lifelong resident or new to the area, this October is your chance to live it up like never before!
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