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Hotels in Clarkston near DTE Energy Music Theatre

DTE Energy Music Theatre Introduction

A top-selling outdoor concert venue, the DTE Energy Music Theatre is a popular amphitheater in Clarkston, Michigan. Originally known as Pine Knob Music Theater, the venue has won several awards and accolades since it opened in 1972, and seats over 15,000 people. In 2012 it was upgraded to include a new state-of-the-art audio system - the Meyer MILO Line Array sound system. It was also redesigned with forest green colors and new signage. Its open-air beer garden, The Pine Tap, features an extensive offering of craft and traditional beers, fast food outlets, full bar service, and Mexican food.

Hotels near DTE Energy Music Theatre

You’ll find a wide range of mid-range and budget hotels surrounding the DTE Energy Music Theatre, although the closest are 4 to 6 miles away. The majority are no-frills properties offering indoor pools and family rooms, with free breakfast and parking included in the rate. There’s also a good selection of budget inns and motels. The best time to get a hotel bargain is in late spring and early fall when the weather is mild. Outside of the ski areas, you can get low hotel rates during the winter when the weather is severe with snow and rainfall.

Where to stay near DTE Energy Music Theatre

The DTE Energy Music Theatre is about a 20-minute drive from Auburn Hills, a business district with hotels, a super-regional shopping mall, a pedestrian-friendly downtown area, technology parks, and sports venues. It’s home to Oakland University, and several local parks and nature trails. The town of Waterford is surrounded by lakes and is close to the Alpine Valley Ski Area and the Waterford Oaks Waterpark. Rochester Hills is a city in northeast Oakland County. It features a large outdoor shopping district that’s popular with families and visitors, and has several shops, restaurants, and parks lining its boulevards.

Things to see near DTE Energy Music Theatre

You can visit the Waterford Oaks Waterpark, a theme park with wave pools, water slides, playgrounds, and raft rides. It’s about a 20-minute drive from the DTE Energy Music Theatre. The Great Lakes Crossing Outlets shopping complex is around 7 miles away in Auburn Hills, while the Village of Rochester Hills outdoor lifestyle and shopping center is between 13 and 20 miles away. The Palace of Auburn Hills, home to the National Basketball Association’s Detroit Pistons, is about 12 miles from the DTE Energy Music Theatre. The Olde World Canterbury Village on Lake Orion is around 8 miles away.

How to get to DTE Energy Music Theatre

The DTE Energy Music Theatre is easily accessible from the I-75, and there are 2 entrances off Sashabaw Road that lead into the parking lots. There’s plenty of paid parking at the venue, although it’s wise to get there early when there’s a major concert or performance showing. Taxis are available from the hotels, and some will provide area shuttle buses. The Rally Bus shuttle service provides both round trip and one-way bus transportation to shows at the Music Theatre. The Oakland County International Airport is a 20-minute drive away.