The Palace of Auburn Hills starts to make a little hey about its 20th anniversary with a two-hour TV special, “20 Years of Memories: A Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of The Palace of Auburn Hills,” which airs at 9 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 2) on WDIVTV, Channel 4 in Detroit. The special will feature footage from Neil Diamond’s concert Thursday night at The Palace, along with highlights from other sports and entertainment events at the arena since 1988. Diamond, Kid Rock and Anita Baker are among the celebrity interviews, while Palace Sports & Entertainment’s principle owner William Davidson agreed to a rare chat. The special also will feature a preview of The Palace’s $3 million concourse renovation project.
Local favorites Paper Street Saints headline a full slate of rock Friday (Aug. 1) at the Crofoot
Ballroom, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. The Marta Project, Schaeffer and the Pillar of Autumn are also on the bill. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the
door. Call (248) 858-9333 or visit www. thecrofoot.com.
The Detroit-bred jam band Natives of the New Dawn come back home from Los Angeles to play Friday (Aug. 1) at the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Midtown Underground and Cody Stage Fright will also be part of the festivities. Doors open at 8 p.m. Admission is $10. Call (248) 544-3030 or visit www.themagicbag.com.
The Detroit International Jazz Festival continues its Pre-Series Friday (Aug. 1) when Johnnie Bassett & the Blues Insurgents perform at 9:30 p.m. at the Music Hall Jazz Cafe, 350 Madison Ave., Detroit. The show is one of a halfdozen leading up to the festival, which takes place Aug. 29-Sept. 1 in downtown Detroit. Cover is $5. Call (313) 887-8500 or visit www.musichall.org.