12 May / 2023
Innovative Partnerships With College For Creative Studies And Levy Elevate Guest Experience

(DETROIT – May 11, 2023) – 313 Presents – Detroit’s premier live entertainment company – is set to deliver a jam-packed summer schedule of live entertainment to its world-class venues – #1 amphitheater in the world Pine Knob Music Theatre presented by Proud Partners United Wholesale Mortgage, Trinity Health and Ally; Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre, Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, Comerica Park, Little Caesars Arena and the Fox Theatre featuring Proud Partner Comerica Bank.


“We’re excited to provide another amazing summer concert season at our six world class venues, including our three renowned amphitheatres,” said Howard Handler, President of 313 Presents. “There’s nothing like enjoying your favorite artist or band under the stars on a summer night in Michigan. Coming off our successful 50th Anniversary at Pine Knob last year, we can’t wait to open our doors and further enhance the concert going experience at each of our venues. Thanks to our proud partners and dedicated sponsors, and to our friends at Live Nation for their continued support as they help deliver access to the summer’s biggest touring acts.”


This summer’s amphitheatre and ballpark schedule features some of this year’s biggest acts on tour. Superstar Tim McGraw will headline 99.5 WYCD’s Hoedown powered by RAM to kick off this year’s summer concert lineup at Pine Knob Music Theatre on Saturday, May 20. The Hoedown will feature acts across two stages, including main stage performances from Chris Janson and Kassi Ashton. Louis Tomlinson opens Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre with the “Faith In The Future World Tour” tour on Friday, June 2, and platinum-selling singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy opens Meadow Brook Amphitheatre on the campus of Oakland University the following week on Friday, June 9.


From Billy Strings (June 16) and Anita Baker (July 2) at Pine Knob Music Theatre to Melanie Martinez (July 8) and Noah Kahan (September 16) at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre to Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (August 4) and The Postal Service (September 17) at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, and P!NK (August 16) at Comerica Park , there is something in store for everyone to enjoy this summer. Please visit 313Presents.com for the full summer schedule.


313 Presents Schedule by Venue:

Pine Knob Music Theatre | Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre | Meadow Brook Amphitheatre

Comerica Park | Little Caesars Arena | Fox Theatre



313 Presents recently announced a new partnership with College for Creative Studies (CCS) to establish a poster competition at Pine Knob Music Theatre. Working with some of the top illustration and design students in the country at CCS, a well-respected art and design college in Midtown Detroit, 313 Presents will sponsor a class each fall to highlight their talents in an annual poster design competition.


The winning design for Pine Knob’s first-ever poster competition is Alison Slackta from Byron, MI. The winning poster will serve as the venue’s Proud Partner promotional giveaway at select events and available while supplies last for purchase throughout the season at the venue. A portion of the poster proceeds will be donated to CCS. Concertgoers who attend this year’s season opener – 99.5 WYCD’s Hoedown featuring Tim McGraw on Saturday, May 20 – will receive Pine Knob’s first-ever keepsake poster.


This year’s contest included numerous participants from the CCS Illustration class led by instructor Don Kilpatrick. Hosted throughout the 2022 Fall semester, 313 Presents worked with students to provide real-world experience with an actual “client” to create a professional look and feel for their finished creation that was to represent Pine Knob’s beloved summertime tradition and serve as its official limited run 2023 commemorative poster. Students with the top three deigns received small scholarship awards from 313 Presents.


2023 Pine Knob Music Theatre Winning Poster

Designed by College for Creative Studies’ Alison Slackta



Levy continues to enhance the food and guest experience at Pine Knob Music Theatre, Meadow Brook Amphitheatre and Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre. New automated cocktail bars, food & coffee trucks, and hot dog carts highlight new offerings this summer.



Travelin’ Tom’s Coffee Truck: Straight out of Saginaw, Travelin’ Tom’s mobile coffee truck brings the coffee world to Pine Knob Music Theatre in 2023. Everything from coffee to latte to frappe will be served. The truck will be located in the Ally East Plaza during events and in the parking lot post-show.


TendedBar: The newly installed automated cocktail bar will be located next to the Meijer Grab-N-Go on the main concourse in the Ally East Village at Pine Knob Music Theatre. In partnership with IDmission, the TendedBar utilizes facial recognition technology and integrated age verification for a seamless customer experience while reducing wait time for customers. Transaction times are less than 30 seconds per station, with 35 drinks served on one four-screen bar in five minutes during events.


Detroit Mini Donut: With a long history of service to Detroit, the 100 percent women and minority-owned and operated business will offer a variety of signature donuts, as well as Italian Ice, at all three amphitheatres.


The Frozen Spoon: The Frozen Spoon trailer, located at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre and Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, will offer a variety of custard menu items, highlighted by their signature Frozen Custard Nachos and Cookie Sandwiches.


zdawgz: This classic hot dog cart will stand on its own at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre and Meadow Brook Amphitheatre with options ranging from hot dogs to Red Hots.

The Trinity Health Ivy Lounge is available exclusively to Pine Knob Music Theatre Season Members before, during and after each show. New to the Trinity Health Ivy Lounge in 2023:

  • The Rotender, an automated cocktail machine, will allow members ages 21+ to select their drink and pay from their phone. With design inspired by the golden era of jukeboxes, the Rotender has 350+ drink capacity and pours drinks in 30 seconds or less.
  • The Ivy Salad featuring mixed greens, grilled or crispy chicken, cheddar cheese, cherry tomatoes, shaved red onions, hardboiled egg, bacon bits and house ranch dressing
  • Pine Knob Smokehouse Trio Platter which includes smoked pork BBQ, jalapeno cheddar sausage, BBQ spiced smoked whole chicken wings, spicy slaw, pickled red onions, pickles, cornbread and mac & cheese.


Little Caesars Pizza: Concertgoers will now be able to enjoy Cheese and Pepperoni Big Slice options from Little Caesars Pizza at all venues this summer as it makes its debut at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre.


Other food and beverage hot spots that make their return include:

Meijer Grab-N-Go: Located at the top of the stairs in the venue’s Ally East Village, the Grab-N-Go market offers a spot to grab quick snacks and canned beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic).


Detroit Grille House: A warm inviting Grille Pub with an emphasis on Gourmet Pub Fare, Detroit Grille House will be featured at Pine Knob Music Theatre and Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre, and will feature Burger options, Chicken Strips, Hand Cut Fries, Loaded Fries and the newly introduced Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich.


Prime Time Subs: Located in the main concession area at Pine Knob and making its debut at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre in the main concessions area, Prime Time Subs will feature Italian, Turkey, Veggie and Buffalo Chicken Subs made to order with a toasted option. All bread is made in store from scratch each day, with a gluten free option available. Super Hero Tortilla Wrap, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, Fresh Chocolate Chip Cookies and salad options will also be available.


Detroit Grille House and Prime Time Subs return this summer, offering specialties customers have been known to enjoy at locations throughout metro Detroit. Below is where you can find each at the respective amphitheatres.


The Pine Knob Pilsner, which was introduced in celebration of the venue’s 50th anniversary last summer, and made-to-order Smoothies in a new Color Changing Cup will be available once again this summer. Smoothies will be available at both Pine Knob Music Theatre and at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre.


Guests will continue to enjoy these popular spots located throughout the grounds at Pine Knob Music Theatre to relax and relish in a wide array of dining options:


  • The Tree House by Lume, an expansive deck located inside Pine Knob’s UWM West Entrance, is an open-air beer garden providing ample space for all concertgoers to socialize and enjoy food and beverage offerings before and during the show. Rave Associates, a beer and wine distributor, will provide more than 20 world-class craft, retro and traditional beers. The Fed Community Restaurant in downtown Clarkston will be welcomed to The Tree House and will be providing select food & beverage items.


Cannabis consumption and purchase is not permitted on-the premises; however, the Tree House’s retail space allows guests to purchase Lume-branded merchandise and learn about Lume’s offerings across its 32 off-site recreational dispensaries.


  • The Coppercraft Club is open to all Pine Knob patrons and is the destination for pre-show, as well as post-show drinks and food. Concertgoers can get their tickets scanned at The Coppercraft Club gate, enjoy picnic table seating and BBQ Street Fair offerings, including house smoked Brisket and Pork. Guests will be able to view the smoker in action nightly and enjoy the aroma of smoked meat using fresh cherry wood. An assortment of beer choices and specialty cocktails are also available. Smokehouse Banana Pudding Cup, a perfect dessert to take on the go, is made with homemade vanilla pudding layered with fresh banana slices, sweetened whipped cream and Nilla Wafers. The Coppercraft Club remains open until one hour after show conclusion.


  • Honcho Outpost located at the top of the stairs in the venue’s Ally East Village, returns for its sixth season at Pine Knob Music Theatre serving up Union Joints style Latin street food. Menu items include Honcho Nacho, Honcho Taco, Honcho Burrito and Signature Margarita.


Guests at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre can visit The MotorCity Casino Hotel VIP Club:

  • The MotorCity Casino Hotel VIP Club at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre is a pre-event destination for season ticket members, sponsors and their guests. Members have unparalleled access to premium amenities including VIP parking, a complimentary buffet dinner and select alcoholic beverages. The space opens to all patrons two hours after doors open and remains open post-show following select events.



In partnership with Audacy, 313 Presents brings back its popular podcast “Hello, Pine Knob,” which launched last year in honor of Pine Knob Music Theatre’s 50th anniversary summer. The miniseries will release weekly episodes offering interviews, insights, and guided conversations focusing on the venue’s legendary history, music and memories. “Hello, Pine Knob” is hosted by award-winning Detroit area music and entertainment journalist Gary Graff. Listen to the latest episodes of “Hello, Pine Knob” at 313Presents.com or on any device by downloading the free Audacy app.



For the second season, in partnership with EA Graphics, concertgoers will have access to purchase official Pine Knob merchandise at select shows as well as online at eagraphics.com/PineKnob/shop/home.