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Concert Weekend: Kid Rock, ZZ Top, Bush/Live, Reba and more...
 

By Gary Graff
ggraff@medianewsgroup.com, @GraffonMusic on Twitte

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Two years after opening Little Caesars Arena, Kid Rock comes back home for the first of a two-weekend Hot September Nights stand at the DTE Energy Music Theatre — where he holds the record for the most sell-outs (10) by a single act. Shows 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 6 and 7, have country star Lee Brice opening. Tickets $39 and up; 313-471-7000 or 313Presents.com.



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• The Jonas Brothers are back together and on the road for the first time in six years, pumping their chart-topping "Happiness Begins" album at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Detroit's Little Caesars Arena. Tickets $49.50 and up; 313-471-7000 or 313Presents.com.











• Social Distortion, Flogging Molly, the Devil Makes Three and Le Butcherettes will throw a party at 6 p.m. Friday, Sep. 6, in the Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, 14900 Metropolitan Pkwy. at Schoenherr, Sterling Heights. Emily Ann Roberts opens. Tickets $29.50 and up; 313-471-7000 or 313Presents.com.



• Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers return for a show on Friday, Sept. 6, at the Loving Touch, 22634 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Doors at 8 p.m. Bryan Hugo Iglesias open. $20 advance, $25 at the door. 248-546-3696 or thelovingtouchferndale.com.



• Singer-songwriters Steve Everette and David Borne perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion. Tickets $18; 248-783-7105 or 20frontstreet.com.



• The genre-blending Arkansauce performs at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6 in the Parliament Room at Otus Supply, 345 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door; 248-291-6160 or otussupply.com.



• Florida rapper Dominic Fike is joined by Deb Never on Friday, Sept. 6, in the Shelter, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Tickets $43; 313-961-8137 or saintandrewsdetroit.com.



• Sweet blitzes the ballroom on Friday night, Sept. 6, at the Token Lounge, 28949 Joy Road, Westland. Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets $20-$30; 734-513-5030 or thetokenlounge.com.



• Former "The Tonight Show" band leader Kevin Eubanks and his own ensemble play at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 6-7, at the Blue Llama Jazz Club, 314 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. Tickets $85 and $95; bluellamaclub.com.







• Country Music Hall of Famer Reba McEntire settles in for a show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, in the Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, Sterling Heights. Emily Ann Roberts opens. Tickets $49 and up; 313-471-7000 or 313Presents.com.



• A day of music in Lake Orion will benefit the Canine Companions Rescue Center (CCRC) from noon-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Wildwood Amphitheater, 2700 Josyln Court. Performers include Mike Leslie, Nick Small, Stone Gypsy Power Lounge and more. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door; ccrcdogs.com.



• Veteran area punk rocker J. Navarro and his band The Traitors plays ska and rock at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, in the Parliament Room at Otus Supply, Ferndale. The Essentials, You Dirty Rat and Pocket Sounds are also on the bill. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door; 248-291-6160 or otussupply.com.



• There will be music — 33 acts on three stages — food, clothing and art vendors as Dally in the Alley holds forth Saturday, Sept. 7, in Detroit's Cultural Center between Hancock Street and West Forest, Second and Third avenues. Admission is free; dallyinthealley.com.



• Boombox and Mark Farina keep the dance beats thumping on Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Magic Stick, 4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Tickets $20 advance, $25 day of show; 313-833-9700 or majesticdetroit.com.



• Odd Future's Tyler the Creator, along with Jaden Smith and Goldlink, will throw down on Saturday, Sept. 7, in the Masonic Temple Theatre, 500 Temple St. Detroit. Tickets $59.50-$62; 313-638-2724 or themasonic.com.



• Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials play — what else? — the blues on Saturday night, Sept. 7, at the Token Lounge, Westland. Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets $15, 734-513-5030 or thetokenlounge.com.







• ZZ Top celebrates its 50th anniversary, with Cheap Trick alongside, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, in the Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre, Sterling Heights. Tickets $35 and up; 313-471-7000 or 313Presents.com.



• Bush and +LIVE+ celebrate the 25th anniversaries of their biggest albums, with Our Lady Peace opening, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at the Meadow Brook Amphitheatre on the campus of Oakland University, Rochester Hills. Tickets $32.50 and up; 313-471-7000 or 313Presents.com.







• Finland’s Steve 'N' Seagulls plays bluegrass versions of heavy rock songs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, in the Parliament Room at Otus Supply, Ferndale. Tickets $20 advance, $25 at the door; 248-291-6160 or otussupply.com.



• Chicago's Cupcakee comes across the lake to rap and sing on Sunday, Sept. 8, in The Shelter, Detroit. Doors at 7 p.m. $28. 313-961-8137 or saintandrewsdetroit.com.



• The psychedelic party troupe the Growlers joins Pinky Pinky on Sunday, Sept. 8, at the Majestic Theatre, 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Tickets $30 advance, $35 day of show; 313-833-9700 or majesticdetroit.com.



• Sonny Landreth brings his slide guitar wizardry to Ann Arbor at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8 at the Ark, 315 S. Main St.; $30 at 734-761-1818 or theark.org.

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