Music in the air

Several exciting concerts are coming to Meadow Brook Music Festival, DTE Energy Music Theatre and the Palace of Auburn Hills this summer.

All three of the venues offer different types of concert experiences for fans. There are the superstar concerts (Bruno Mars and Justin Timberlake), the rock concert shows (Fall Out Boy and Paramore) and even some classic rock (Lynrd Skynyrd).

The month of June offers a lot of great musical talents to fans: Vampire Weekend (June 6 at Meadow Brook), Backstreet Boys with Special Guest Avril Lavigne (June 17 at DTE) and OneRepublic featuring The Script (June 21 at DTE).

One of the main events is 98.7 AMP Radio Live 2014 at Meadow Brook Music Festival on June 12. The concert is headlined by Ed Sheeran, with performances by Austin Mahone, Icona Pop, Little Mix and Timeflies.

Kelsey Kobylarek, a junior at OU, is attending both the Vampire Weekend and 98.7 AMP Radio Live 2014 concerts at Meadow Brook.

“I’m lucky to live in an area where a lot of artists come, and I’m super excited because Meadow Brook is such a great venue,” Kobylarek said. “It’s really nice no matter where you sit, lawn or pavilion.”

Another great venue is The Palace of Auburn Hills, and two of the biggest names in music right now will perform there this summer. Bruno Mars’ Moonshine Jungle Tour stops by the Palace on June 18, while Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience World Tour arrives on July 28.

It would not be summer without the Vans Warped Tour. The 2014 tour will once again be held at The Palace, featuring Mayday Parade, Cute Is What We Aim For, The Ready Set and The Maine along with many up and coming alternative bands. The crazy annual event comes to the Palace on July 18.

The Under the Influence of Music tour will be coming for its third year to DTE Energy Music Theatre on August 10. The tour is headlined by Wiz Khalifia, Young Jeezy, Tyga, Ty Dolla $ign and Rich Homie Quan. The tour also features Sage The Gemini, Mack Wilds, IAMSU! and DJ Drama.

Even though these concerts might be around the corner, Senior Director of Public Relations at Palace Sports and Entertainment, Naomi Patton, says there are still tickets available for all of this summer’s concerts. She suggests people consistently check for announcements and information.

Also, check out the new Palace Sports & Entertainment App on iTunes or Google Play, it gives notifications of event announcements and a comprehensive listing of PalaceNet events. Patton also strongly suggests people sign up for the fan club, The Blue Room.

“The Blue Room will give fans inside access and news on the latest concerts,” she said. “It’s free and signing up will give people great deals and exclusive offers.”