Author: Gary Graff

The Artist Take: Dropkick Murphys’ Ken Casey Breaks Down Beantown Venues

When it comes to true sons of Boston, Ken Casey wears the distinction with pride.

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Welcome Back To Pine Knob: Beloved Detroit-Area Shed Comes Full Circle

Sue Plummer was a teenager and rock ‘n’ roll fan living on Detroit’s east side when she, her younger sister and their mother headed to “the boondocks” to see David Cassidy play the first show at Pine Knob Music Theatre on June 25, 1972.

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‘This Place Is Pine Knob’: Jimmy Buffett Brings The Beach To The Midwest

Cheeseburger in Motor City: Jimmy Buffett plays Pine Knob on June 30, 1982, among his 33 shows at the shed. (Photo by Ross Marino/Getty Images) Jimmy Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band played Pine Knob Music Theatre for the first time on June 29, 1982. Buffett is not the 50-year-old amphitheater’s most frequent visitor (see main story) but he has performed at the shed 32 more times and has become synonymous with summer fun in suburban Detroit. Over the years, Buffett has generated plenty of memories at Pine Knob. Poison’s Bret Michaels hopped on stage with the band for “Margaritaville” in June 2010, two nights before Poison performed with Lynyrd Skynyrd. Huey Lewis & the News opened Buffett’s 2016 stop. Buffett’s 1991 show was packaged for release with nugs.net. Buffett acknowledges that Pine Knob is one of his favorite places to play and is more than happy to sing, or… Continue Reading ‘This Place Is Pine Knob’: Jimmy Buffett Brings The Beach To The Midwest

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