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Summer 2016 Rock Concert Guide for Mid-Michigan, Flint, Detroit Area

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There are a ton of good rock concerts coming to Flint, as well as the rest of Mid-Michigan, and Detroit in the immediate future. We’ve decided to highlight some of the must-see rock shows on the books for summer 2016.

Living in Flint isn’t always the greatest, but it does put you in a primo location for summer concert season. You’ve got great shows that come to The Machine Shop, you’re less than an hour away from DTE (aka Pine Knob) and Saginaw, and you’re almost exactly an hour away from Detroit. Between those popular concert destinations, you’ve pretty much got all of the big rock shows covered. That doesn’t include the occasional rock show at Soaring Eagle in Mt. Pleasant, but that’s only a 90-minute hike. No matter how you cut it — Flint is the center of the summer concert season map.

The only problem with having so many rock shows accessible, is figuring out which ones to hit. So many go on in the summer now, it’s almost impossible to hear about all of them in time to get tickets and make arrangements to go. In my previous experience, I’ve learned that a comprehensive list of the type of shows I’d like to see is very hard to find, and is never all compiled in one singular list. We’re going to try and change that today. So we’ve listed every noteworthy show from classic rock to heavy metal and everything in-between for you below to help you plan the best concert season ever.

May

  • Hellyeah | Escape the Fate Wed 5/18/16 @ The Machine Shop
  • Highly Suspect Thu 5/19/16 @ The Machine Shop
  • Rob Zombie | Halestorm Thu 5/19/16 @ FirstMerit Bank Event Park (Dow)
  • Mushroomhead Fri 5/20/16 @ The Machine Shop
  • Lacuna CoilButcher Babies Sat 5/21/16 @ The Machine Shop
  • SevendustLike a Storm Tues 5/24/16 @ The Machine Shop

June

  • Creedence Clearwater Revisited Thu 6/2 @ Motorcity Casino
  • (HED) PEThe Veer Union Sat 6/4 @ The Machine Shop
  • Hinder | Like a Storm Tues 6/14 @ The Machine Shop
  • Andy Black (of Black Veil Brides) Fri 6/17 @ Crofoot
  • Whitesnake Fri 6/17 @ Fox Theatre
  • Adam Gontier Sat 6/18 @ The Machine Shop
  • At the Drive-In Mon 6/20 @ St. Andrew’s Canceled
  • At the Drive-In Tue 6/21 @ St. Andrew’s Canceled
  • Against Me! Tue 6/21 @ The Loft in Lansing
  • Thrice Wed 6/22 @ Fillmore Detroit
  • Guns N’ Roses | Alice in Chains Thu 6/23 @ Ford Field
  • Steve Miller Band Fri 6/24 @ DTE
  • Everclear | Sponge Fri 6/24, 2016 @ Taylor Summer Festival (Heritage Park)

July

  • Zac Brown Band Thu 7/2 @ DTE
  • Seether Sun 7/3 @ Freedom Hill
  • Brand New | Modest Mouse Sun 7/3 @ DTE
  • Rise Against | Red Sun Rising Wed 7/6 @ Common Ground in Lansing
  • Weezer | Panic! At the Disco Fri 7/8 @ DTE
  • Violent Femmes Sun 7/10 @ St. Andrew’s
  • 311 Tues 7/12 @ Freedom Hill
  • Sublime with Rome Thu 7/14 @ Freedom Hill
  • Def Leppard | Reo Speedwagon | Tesla Fri 7/15/ @ DTE
  • Hollywood Vampires Sat 7/16 @ DTE
  • Garbage Sat 7/16 @ Fillmore Detroit
  • Black Stone Cherry Sat 7/17 @ The Machine Shop
  • Royal Bliss Fri 7/22 @ The Machine Shop
  • Jane’s Addiction Fri 7/22 @ Freedom Hill
  • Bush | Chevelle Sun 7/24 @ Freedom Hill
  • Alter Bridge Tues 7/26 @ DTE
  • Disturbed | Breaking Benjamin | St. Asonia Tues 7/26 @ DTE
  • Zakk Wylde Thu 7/28 @ The Majestic Theatre
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd | Peter Frampton Thu 7/28 @ DTE
  • Slipknot | Marilyn Manson Fri 7/29 @ DTE
  • Smile Empty Soul Sat 7/30 @ The Machine Shop

August

  • Journey | Doobie Brothers Thu 8/4 @ DTE
  • Deftones Fri 8/12 @ Freedom Hill
  • Killswitch Engage | Hatebreed Sat 8/13 @ Dirt Fest in Pontiac
  • KISS Mon 8/15 @ Dow Event Center
  • ZZ Top | Gregg Allman Wed 8/17 @ DTE
  • Shinedown | Halestorm Thu 8/18 @ DTE
  • Baroness Mon 8/20 @ St. Andrew’s
  • Rob Zombie | Korn Sun 8/21 @ DTE
  • 10 Years | Finger Eleven Tues 8/23 @ The Machine Shop
  • Counting Crows Tues 8/23 @ DTE
  • Three Days Grace Sat 8/27 @ Genesee County Fair
  • Slightly Stoopid Sun 8/28 @ Fillmore Detroit
  • Blink 182 | A Day To Remember Tues 8/30 @ DTE
  • Black Sabbath Wed 8/31 @ DTE

September

  • Prophets of Rage Thu 9/1 @ DTE
  • AC/DC (w/ Axl Rose) Fri 9/9  @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
  • Slayer | Anthrax Sat 9/10 @ Freedom Hill
  • Avenged Sevenfold | Volbeat | KsE | Avatar Wed 9/14 @ Van Andel Arena

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