Jammin’ in the D: Live Music You Can’t Miss

By: Katie Goncalves | September 21, 2023
concerts guitar musician on stage performing live music

There’s something so unique and entertaining about going to watch a live music performance. The atmosphere and buzz in the air while listening to a live band or musician are second to none. Metro Detroit is filled with tons of venues and restaurants to catch a show nearly every night of the week. Be sure to check out these venues for live music events that you won’t want to miss! 


22920 Woodward Avenue, Ferndale

The Magic Bag is an intimate venue with a capacity of 400 people and plays host to an eclectic lineup of musical and comedy acts. Many up-and-coming musicians and DJs have taken the stage at The Magic Bag over the years. It’s a great place to see new music at a low cost. No matter what type of music you’re into, The Magic Bag is sure to be hosting a band or artist you’ll enjoy very soon. 

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22634 Woodward Avenue, Ferndale

The Loving Touch has a capacity of 225 people and features a stage that is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment. The venue is general admission, standing room only for most of their shows. The Loving Touch has hosted performances by many up-and-coming artists, as well as established musicians over the years. 


2030 Park Avenue, Detroit

Cliff Bell’s is a one-of-a-kind jazz club located in Downtown Detroit. Many of their events are dinner and a show, where you can enjoy a delicious meal as well as live music. There are events booked nearly every night of the week so there is always an opportunity to catch a show when the mood strikes.


4114 Vernor Highway, Detroit

El Club is an all-ages music venue with a capacity of 700 people. Its intimate atmosphere and diverse lineup of musical acts make it a must-visit spot for any music lover. El Club was opened in 2016 and quickly gained a reputation as one of the best new music venues in Detroit. They have won several awards, including one of the Ten Best Music Venues according to Rolling Stone magazine. Some of El Club’s alumnae include Lizzo, Billie Eilish, and Doja Cat.


1254 Michigan Avenue, Detroit

PJ’s Lager House has a long history in the city of Detroit from being a prohibition-era bar disguised as a furniture store to a beer garden and now a place for great musical acts. They host concerts in a wide range of genres and styles and have hosted major acts such as Greta Van Fleet and The Detroit Cobras.


28949 Joy Road, Westland

The Token Lounge is Detroit’s premier concert club and has been around since 1971. They host a wide variety of events from local bands and DJs just getting their start to tribute shows in all genres. Check out their events calendar for more details and to get tickets to an upcoming show.