Top Concerts in Metro Detroit for July 2022

Whether you know it as Motown, Detroit Rock City, or the birthplace of Techno, Metro Detroit remains one of the best cities in the US for live music. Here are the top upcoming concerts for July 2022 that you won’t want to miss!


This month we have a fantastic mix of bands and artists coming through Metro Detroit, with some of these artists quite possibly (and one BIG name definitely) on their final tour that you will NOT want to miss your chance to see live!

#1 ZZ Top
July 2
Freedom Hill (Michigan Lottery Amphitheater)

Every girl’s crazy ‘bout a sharp dressed man, and you can go crazy at Freedom Hill on July 2nd when ZZ Top rolls into town for their Raw Whiskey Tour! These old school rockers have been around since 1969 and have put out a plethora of hits over the years. Even with the recent passing of vocalist and bassist Dusty Hill, the band is continuing on per his wishes.

For tickets and info visit https://www.zztop.com/


#2 Jack Johnson
July 2
Pine Knob

Also on July 2nd is singer-songwriter Jack Johnson, performing at Pine Knob. With his 8th studio album just released on June 24th, he will be performing plenty of his hit songs, as well as some new ones you may not have heard yet. Did you know that Jack Johnson is also a former pro-surfer? Now you do.

For tickets and info visit https://jackjohnsonmusic.com/


#3 Barenaked Ladies / Toad the Wet Sprocket / Gin Blossoms
July 3
Pine Knob

Rescheduled from last year, be at Pine Knob on July 3rd for a triple-threat 90’s band night when Barenaked Ladies, Toad the Wet Sprocket, and Gin Blossoms all take the stage! This will definitely be a nostalgic concert for many as all three bands will be bringing the hits from the 90’s to today.

For tickets and info visit https://www.barenakedladies.com/splash/


#4 Machine Gun Kelly / Avril Lavigne
July 3
Little Caesars Arena

If 90s music isn’t your thing, catch Machine Gun Kelly & Avril Lavigne at Little Caesars Arena on July 3rd for a pop-punk presentation. The special treat here is that Travis Barker, long-time drummer of Blink 182 and arguably one of the best drummers of all time, is the drummer for MGK’s current band and co-produced his two latest albums after MGK switched genres from rap to pop-punk.

For tickets and info visit https://www.machinegunkelly.com/


#5 The Doobie Brothers
July 4
Pine Knob

The Doobie Brothers return to Pine Knob for their 50th Anniversary Tour on the 4th of July! With over 48 million record sales, and 16 top 40 hits, The Doobie Brothers have been entertaining fans around the world with their stirring mix of rock, blues, gospel and soul for over half a century. This will definitely be a not to be missed show for any fan!

For tickets and info visit https://thedoobiebrothers.com/


#6 Carlos Santana / Earth, Wind & Fire
July 5
Pine Knob

Don’t go anywhere, because on July 5th at Pine Knob, Carlos Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire will be taking the stage! Carlos Santana, who almost single-handedly brought Latino-Rock to America, has won numerous awards with his masterful guitar playing and had numerous hits such as Black Magic Woman, Evil Ways & Oye Como Va during his 57 years on the music scene. He was also a surprise guest at the original Woodstock, which helped launch his career. Joining Carlos will be Earth, Wind & Fire who have been described as one of the most innovative and commercially successful bands in history.

For tickets and info visit https://www.santana.com/


#7 Chris Stapleton
July 8
Comerica Park

Eight time Grammy Award winning, singer-songwriter, guitarist & producer Chris Stapleton will be playing at Comerica Park on July 8th! With a very successful track record in music and hits including Tennessee Whiskey & Fire Away, Chris has also co-written six number one country music hits, and before going solo was a member of both bands The SteelDrivers and The Jompson Brothers. With his soulful voice, skillful guitar playing and a blend of bluegrass, southern rock & country, this is guaranteed to be a phenomenal show for all.

For tickets and info visit https://www.chrisstapleton.com/


#8 Third Eye Blind / Taking Back Sunday
July 9
Freedom Hill (Michigan Lottery Amphitheater)

For more nostalgic alt-rock, pop-punk fun head to Freedom Hill on July 9th to catch both Third eye Blind and Taking Back Sunday as they play their various hits from yesterday through today! These two power house bands always put on a good show, so having them perform together on the same night is going to be a blast!

For tickets and info visit https://www.thirdeyeblind.com/


#9 Billy Joel
July 9
Comerica Park

The Piano Man himself, Billy Joel will also be performing at Comerica Park on July 9th! This five time Grammy Award winner, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member, pianist, singer-songwriter, and composer truly doesn’t need an introduction for any music lover. With over a dozen studio albums, Billy Joel is one of the greats and Comerica is the place to be on July 9th, as he is now 73 years old and this may be your last chance to see him perform live.

For tickets and info visit https://www.billyjoel.com/


#10 Motley Crue / Def Leppard
July 10
Comerica Park

If you’re a hairband or 80's rock fan, do not miss these iconic bands! Motley Crue & Def Leppard will be joined by Poison and Joan Jett at Comerica Park on July 10th for their North American Stadium Tour! Join Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx, and Tommy Lee and the rest of the crue as they rock Comerica all night long!

For tickets and info visit https://www.motley.com/


#11 Train / Blues Traveler
July 12
Pine Knob

Another exciting concert coming up on July 12 at Pine Knob is Train with special guests Blues Traveler & Jewel. With three big names like this it is sure to be an entertaining night with plenty of hits being performed by each of the artists.

For tickets and info visit https://savemesanfrancisco.com/


#12 Norah Jones
July 13
Meadow Brook Amphitheatre

If you’re looking for something a little more laid back, or are just a fan of jazz, don’t miss Norah Jones for her 20th Anniversary Tour at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre on July 13th! Norah has sold over 50 million albums worldwide, has had a number of hit songs, and was named the top jazz of the 2000’s decade by billboard. Also Meadow Brook is a wonderful, more intimate venue, so this will be a great show to catch.

For tickets and info visit https://www.norahjones.com/


#13 Chris Isaak / Lyle Lovett
July 17
Meadow Brook Amphitheatre

Also performing at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre on July 17th are Chris Isaak and Lyle Lovett. This interesting duo, both involved in music and acting, have over two dozen albums between the two of them and have received a number of awards for their music, which is a range of rock and roll, rockabilly, swing, country rock. 

For tickets and info visit https://www.chrisisaak.com/


#14 Elton John
July 18
Comerica Park

On July 18th, there is only one place to be - Comerica Park. Sir Elton John will be in town performing his countless hits for his Final Tour - Farewell Yellow Brick Road. With an illustrious career spanning 60 years, with numerous world tours, 31 studio albums and more hits & awards than you can count, Elton John is easily one of the best entertainers of our time and this will be your last chance to see him live. This is sure to be the concert of the month that you will not want to miss.

For tickets and info visit https://www.eltonjohn.com/


#15 Three Days Grace
July 18
The Fillmore

Also performing on July 18, right across the street from Comerica is Three Days Grace at The Fillmore! These guys have been rocking since the late 90’s and are on tour following the release of their new album, titled Explosions. They have been known to have a lot of energy on stage and this will be a great show to attend for any rock fans.   

For tickets and info visit https://threedaysgrace.com/


#16 Bonnie Raitt
July 22
Meadow Brook Amphitheatre

On July 22, award winning blues/rock singer & guitarist Bonnie Raitt will be taking the stage at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre! With nearly 50 years in music Bonnie has 18 studio albums, with the newest released this year, and has had hits such as I Can’t Make You Love Me and Something to Talk About. This is the perfect venue to enjoy a show like Bonnie Raitt, so get your tickets while you can.

For tickets and info visit https://www.bonnieraitt.com/


#16 Chicago / Brian Wilson
July 26
Pine Knob

For another blast from the past, Chicago will be co-headlining with Brian Wilson (co-founder of The Beach Boys) at Pine Knob on July 26th for a night filled with classic rock hits! Since the 60s, Chicago (number 9 on Billboard’s Top 200 Artists of All Time) and Brain Wilson (with The Beach Boys) have been entertaining fans worldwide and this will be your chance to see them together, live.

For tickets and info visit https://chicagotheband.com/


#17 The Cult
July 27
Meadow Brook Amphitheatre

The Cult comes to Meadow Brook on July 27! This English rock band has been around since the early 80’s and despite breaking up a couple of times have amassed a large following with a number of albums and hits such as She Sells Sanctuary, Rain, and Fire Woman.

For tickets and info visit https://thecult.us/official/


#18 Rod Stewart
July 27
Pine Knob

Rod Stewart is another one of those timeless artists who needs little to no introduction. With over 60 years in the music industry, amounting to nearly 50 albums (the majority of which either went gold or platinum) and numerous hits throughout the years, the English born icon will be performing live at Pine Knob on July 27th.

For tickets and info visit https://rodstewart.com/


#19 The Weeknd
July 27
Ford Field

Make your way to Ford Field, also on July 27th, for a live performance by the multi-talented artist, The Weeknd. With an impressive catalog of R&B, pop, hip hop, dance & alternative, The Weeknd has gained massive popularity over the past years with his range in music and even appeared during the Super Bowl LV halftime show in 2021.

For tickets and info visit https://www.theweeknd.com/


#20 Backstreet Boys
July 28
Pine Knob

If boy bands are your thing, you’ll want to head back to Pine Knob on July 28th as the international superstars Backstreet Boys take over for their DNA World Tour! That’s right - Backstreet’s back! If you grew up during the 90’s you already know the words to a number of their songs (whether you’d like to or not) due to the massive amount of airtime their songs had on the radio. Today, they continue to make music and tour the world entertaining their millions of fans.

For tickets and info visit https://backstreetboys.com/


#21 Zac Brown Band
July 29
Pine Knob

Do you like your chicken friend and a cold beer on a Friday night? If so, you’ll want to be at Pine Knob on July 29th as the Zac Brown Band takes the stage! For the past 20 years they have been racking up the hits with their mix of country / southern / island rock sound and have grown a very loyal fan base. These shows are always a ton of fun, as the Zac Brown Band seems to enjoy performing for their fans almost, if not equally as much as the fans love being there to see them play.

For tickets and info visit https://zacbrownband.com/


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Discussion

#1 By Brian Major at 7/9/2022 -2:37 PM

Why are you omitting Wildwood Amphitheater (www.orion.events)? We offer cost-effective concerts in a family friendly environment. Capacity is limited to only 1500. Tuesday shows are FREE. Ticketed shows start at just $10 and children under 12 are admitted free with any adult ticket purchase. Not only is it more affordable than a babysitter, you get to bond as family while enjoying a live concert experience. Not to mention, it takes less than 20 minutes to get back to I-75 from our parking lot!

Think about that when you are sitting in traffic at the $100 + dollar a ticket venue you are promoting.

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#2 By Micael Perna at 7/11/2022 -2:38 PM

Thank you for the comment and insight Brian! I appreciate you bringing this to my attention and love the family aspect of your venue. We will definitely keep Wildwood Amphitheater in mind in the future when considering upcoming events for our top concerts & top events videos and blogs.

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