Top Metro Detroit Concerts & Events for May 2022

Metro Detroit! We previously covered events happening around Metro Detroit in May 2022 for families and kids, but what about us adults? Here are our top 18 picks for events and concerts around the area this month.

May 2022 is going to be an awesome month to get out and enjoy Metro Detroit and is full of exciting events with some great upcoming concerts, comedy shows and more!

#1 Killer Flamingos
May 5 from 1:30PM-11PM
One Under Craft Beer & Eat
https://oneunderbar.com/event/cinco-de-mayo-killer-flamingos/

May 11 at 7:30PM
Royal Oak Farmers Market
https://www.romi.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=4409

Diving right in, head out to catch local band The Killer Flamingos, playing on both May 5 & 11. On May 5 they will be performing at One Under located in Livonia. This Cinco De Mayo event runs from 1:30-11PM. On May 11 they will be at the Royal Oak Farmers Market for their Food Truck/Sights & Sounds event with their show starting at 7:30PM.

#2 Mega 80’s vs Class of 98
May 21 at 8PM
The Magic Bag
https://www.themagicbag.com/concerts-magicbag/80s-vs-90s-mega-80s-vs-class-of-98

For a blast from the past with two more fantastic local bands, Mega 80’s vs Class of 98 will be playing at The Magic Bag in Ferndale on May 21 starting at 8PM. It’s an 80’s vs 90’s night that will be full of fun and tons of your favorite hits. Stop next door to Como’s for some great pizza while you’re there!

#3 David Spade
May 22 at 6PM
Royal Oak Music Theatre
https://www.royaloakmusictheatre.com/events/detail/418746

If comedy is your thing, David Spade from memorable movies like PCU, Joe Dirt & Tommy Boy will be live at the Royal Oak Music Theatre on May 22 with doors opening at 6PM!

#4 Steve Martin & Martin Short
May 26 at 8PM
The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
https://www.ticketmaster.com/steve-martin-martin-short-windsor-ontario-05-26-2022/event/10005C4284880F15

Bounce across the border on May 26 for a night with two of the biggest comedic legends and close friends, Steve Martin & Martin Short! These iconic masters of comedy will be putting on a show that you will remember for a lifetime! 

#5 Sum 41 & Simple Plan
May 10 at 6PM
The Fillmore
https://concerts.livenation.com/simple-plan-sum-41-the-blame-detroit-michigan-05-10-2022/event/08005C5243447728

Back to live music, come see Sum 41 & Simple Plan take over The Fillmore on May 10 for their Blame Canada Tour! The pop-punkers will be jamming out their hits from over the years for a rocking good time.

#6 Van Morrison
May 10 at 7PM
The Fox Theatre
https://www.313presents.com/events/detail/van-morrison

Also on May 10 at the Fox Theatre is Grammy Award winning Van Morrison! With an incredible career spanning seven decades and hits such as Brown Eyed Girl & Into the Mystic, this show is definitely one you’ll want to attend.

#7 Symphony X
May 18 at 7PM
Majestic Theater
https://www.ticketweb.com/event/symphony-x-haken-trope-majestic-theatre-tickets/11001475

On May 18, head to the Majestic Theater for progressive-metal rockers Symphony X as they will be joined by bands Haken and Trope for a head-banging good time!

#8 Benjamin Sharky
May 19 at 8PM
Willis Show Bar
https://www.bandsintown.com/e/103255510-benjamin-sharkey-at-willis-show-bar?came_from=257&utm_medium=web&utm_source=home&utm_campaign=event

If metal isn’t your thing, Benjamin Sharkey, the Motor City’s own jazz crooner will be performing at the awesome Willis Show Bar in Detroit on May 19. This 20’s style bar is the perfect place to take in a night of Ben’s own rendition of classic songs.

#9 Weird Al Yankovic
May 20 at 8PM
Fisher Theatre
https://www.broadwayindetroit.com/shows/andquot-weird-alandquot-yankovic-the-unfortunate-return-of-the-ridiculously-self-indulgent-ill-advised-vanity-tour

Things are going to get weird as Weird Al Yankovic adds his own comedic spin to a large catalog of popular hits from the past. Come join him on May 20 at the Fisher Theatre for a night of music and laughs!

#10 The Offspring
May 20 at 7PM
The Fillmore
https://concerts.livenation.com/event/08005C59BB274CEB

Also on May 20, come out and play with The Offspring as they rock the Fillmore on their Let the Bad Time Roll tour! These guys always put on a killer show and with so many hits from over the years, it is sure to be an awesome night!

#11 Deftones
May 24 at 6PM
Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
https://www.bandsintown.com/e/102077639-deftones-at-michigan-lottery-amphitheatre-at-freedom-hill?came_from=257&utm_medium=web&utm_source=home&utm_campaign=event

If you aren't able to make it to see The Offspring, Deftones will be visiting Freedom Hill for another amazing show! This is one of those bands who never fail to impress live, so if you have not seen them, you will not be disappointed!

#12 Tori Amos
May 26 at 8PM
Michigan Theater
https://www.annarbor.org/event/tori-amos%3a-ocean-to-ocean-tour/10374/

If you’re looking for a more mellow concert to attend, eighth-time Grammy nominee Tori Amos brings her incredible piano skills and soaring voice to the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, live on May 26.

#13 Halsey
May 29 at 7PM
Pine Knob Music Theatre
https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/08005C3CCBB64FFE

On May 29, join award winning Halsey for her Love and Power Tour at Pine Knob! Growing from an extremely popular presence on social media, Halsey has taken the music scene by storm with a number of chart topping hits over the past few years.

#14 New Found Glory
May 29 at 7PM
Royal Oak Music Theatre
https://www.axs.com/events/426063/new-found-glory-tickets

Also performing on May 29 at the Royal Oak Music Theatre is New Found Glory! Another blast from the not so distant past, this band of 20+ years brings all their hits directly to you for a nostalgic night of music and good times!

#15 Tacos & Tequila Bar Crawl
May 7 from 2PM-9PM
Downtown Detroit
https://www.barcrawllive.com/crawls/tacos-n-tequila-bar-crawl-detroit

Changing it up a bit, head to downtown Detroit on Saturday May 7 for the Tacos and Tequila Bar Crawl! Tickets must be purchased ahead of time and you will NOT want to miss this event! I mean, its tacos… need we say more?

#16 Wine Stroll
May 14 from 12PM-4PM
Downtown Royal Oak
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-wine-stroll-tickets-296833064687

If tequila isn’t quite your pace, take a Wine Stroll through downtown Royal Oak on May 14 where businesses will provide a sample of wine and food at participating locations. Be sure to purchase tickets in advance for this one as well!

#17 Embrace the Suck
May 20-27 from 7PM-7AM
Hell, MI
https://explorebrightonhowellarea.com/events/midwest-suck/

Appropriately named, Embrace the Suck, created by Guinness World Record Holder and 2X Death Race winner, Joe Decker, is a grueling event full of trail running, carrying heavy objects, military calisthenics and more - 7 nights straight for 12 hours each. This WILL test your limits and challengers who survive the entire event will be added to the list of those who “Embraced the Suck”.

#18 Movement (DEMF)
May 28-30
Downtown Detroit
https://www.movementfestival.com/

Rounding out our list is the one and only Movement Music Festival, previously known as the Detroit Electronic Music Festival (DEMF)! With over 100 artists (including Jeff Mills, Skrillex, 2 Chainz and TONS more) on 6 stages, spread over 3 days and located in Hart Plaza on the Detroit Riverfront, DEMF is something that you just HAVE to experience for yourself! Get your tickets today!

And that is a wrap for the Top 18 Adult Events happening in Metro Detroit for May 2022!


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