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December 14, 2022 ~ Pine Knob Music Theatre, booked and promoted by 313 Presents, Detroit’s premier live entertainment company in partnership with Live Nation, capped off its 50th anniversary season with the #1 ranking for Top 100 Amphitheaters in the world in Pollstar’s 2022 Year-End Rankings.
Additionally, Little Caesars Arena and the historic Fox Theatre in Detroit were ranked among the top 15 nationwide for their respective categories.
Returning to a full summer concert schedule since topping the Pollstar chart in 2019, Pine Knob Music Theatre finished #1 in 2022 for Top 100 Amphitheaters in the world with $36.9 million in reported overall gross ticket sales. This summer was extremely special as 313 Presents welcomed back the name and tradition of Pine Knob Music Theatre, and celebrated the venue’s 50th anniversary.
A 50-show slate opened with AJR just ahead of Memorial Day weekend and concluded with Five Finger Death Punch in early October. Highlights of the 50th anniversary season at Pine Knob Music Theatre included performances from 2022’s top touring acts including Pitbull, Imagine Dragons, Zac Brown Band, Thomas Rhett, Stevie Nicks, Backstreet Boys, ODESZA, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Chris Brown & Lil Baby, two Kid Rock shows, The Lumineers and Shinedown.
“It gives us immense pride to have Pine Knob Music Theatre recognized as the number one ranked amphitheater in the world,” said 313 Presents President Howard Handler. “From the moment we announced the return of Pine Knob Music Theatre…concertgoers and artists showed overwhelming enthusiasm for the return to our roots…This remarkable accomplishment capped off a memorable 50th anniversary season.”