Open from May through Labor Day, DTE Energy Music Theatre, originally called Pine Knob, is the biggest outdoor concert venue in south-eastern Michigan. It's about an hour's drive from downtown Detroit, nestled in a wooded area of northern Oakland County. With a large pavilion seating area and a hillside for lawn seating behind it, the facility attracts big crowds to see top musical acts, usually pop, rock, or country and western. Expect long lines at restrooms and concessions and a long wait after the show to get out of the parking area. For many years Pine Knob competed with the Meadow Brook Music Festival, but now both are owned by the same company.