Photo by Alec Robinson

Summer concert season is here. I hope you’re as excited as I am. No matter the genre of music that you’re into, chances are there are plenty shows for you coming to Michigan this season.

Pine Knob is one of Michigan’s favorite music venues. It’s super fun to watch live music in Pine Knob’s outdoors setting, surrounded by trees and nature. The amphitheater held its first concert ever on June 25, 1972, featuring David Cassidy. When it opened, Pine Knob was the largest amphitheater in the United States.

So, what can, and can’t, you bring to Pine Knob this season? What are the Pine Knob rules? Read on for the full list from our friends at 313 Presents!

  • Permitted items

    From our friends at 313 Presents:

    Binoculars
    Blankets
    Point and shoot camera (Professional &/or commercial cameras with interchangeable or detachable lenses are not allowed)
    Juice boxes, only if you have children in your party or for medical needs
    Headphones
    Knitting needles
    Only medical bags and diaper bags. All bags, purses, backpacks, (except medical or diaper bags) are prohibited.
    Only plastic baby bottles if you have a child in your party
    Seat cushions
    Signs and banners (any wave flags, banners, signs, or other items that are affixed to any pole or stick made of wood, metal, plastic, or any other hard material and that is more than 11” x 17”in length are prohibited)
    Single compartment bags, wallets, and clutches smaller than 4” x 6” x 1.5”, with or without a handle or strap are permitted.
    Small radios
    Battery operated/ rechargeable, handheld fans
    Battery operated coats, gloves, and vests
    Beach chairs that are no more than 12 inches from seat to ground, are not in a carrying bag, and do not have compartments.
    Non-pointed tip umbrellas

  • Prohibited items

    From our friends at 313 Presents:

    Aerosol cans (hairspray, mace, pepper spray, etc.)
    Marijuana or illegal narcotics, including accessories or paraphernalia associated with marijuana or illegal narcotics use.
    Animals (except approved service animals or service animals in training)
    Bags, purses, & clutches larger than 4” x 6” x 1.5”. See Bag Policy above for more details.
    Noisemaking devices: air horns, fog horns, bullhorns, thunder sticks, cowbells, bells, horns, kazoos, whistles, vuvuzelas, didgeridoos and other noisemakers
    Beach balls or other inflatable items
    Beverages (except juice boxes with children in your party or for medical needs)
    Coolers
    Smoking of any kind (cigarettes, e-cigarettes, vaping, etc.)
    Fireworks or any types of explosives
    Laser pointers, any device that could create an optical illusion, or any similar devices
    Professional &/or commercial cameras with interchangeable or detachable lenses
    Baseball bats, hockey sticks, clubs, poles, brooms, selfie-sticks, fishing nets or poles, signs attached to signs, missile-like objects that can be thrown
    Video and/or sound recording devices including laptops, tablets, iPads and/or Go Pros
    Skateboards, scooters, rollerblades, hover boards or any personalized recreational vehicles
    Weapons of any kind (including firearms, pocketknives, pepper spray, mace) Toy or fake weapons (including squirt guns or super soakers
    Frisbees
    Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones): Use of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (collectively, “Aircraft Systems”) at the venue, including the surrounding parking areas, is strictly prohibited at all times without prior written approval from Ilitch Sports + Entertainment/313 Presents. Violations of this policy will result in possible arrest and/or confiscation of the Unmanned Aircraft System
    Large Banners and Flags: guests are not permitted to use or wave flags, banners, signs, or other items that are affixed to any pole or stick made of wood, metal, plastic, or any other hard material and that is more than 11” x 17” in length.
    Outside food and beverage of any kind
    Umbrellas with pointed tips (non-pointed tip umbrellas are permitted)
    Camping chairs, double chairs, or chairs exceeding 12” from the ground to the bottom of the seat when unfolded. Beach chairs that are less than 12” from the ground are permitted. Please note, due to safety purposes, there may be some events in which chairs are not permitted.

  • Entry politices

    From our friends at 313 Presents:

    All guests will be subject to screening upon entry, which includes:

    A walk-through metal detector
    Handheld wand (if applicable)
    Bag search (medical and diaper bags only. See bag policy above).
    This policy is subject to change, based on select events.

  • Guest Code of Conduct

    From our friends at 313 Presents:

    “Ilitch Sports + Entertainment is committed to creating a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable experience for all guests. To provide these types of experiences, we have standards and expectations for all guests and visitors. The Guest Code of Conduct outlines those expectations and policies. Treat everyone, including opposing fans, with respect and dignity by displaying proper etiquette as outlined below.”

    Guests should refrain from any action that disrupts other guests’ enjoyment of the game or event.
    Do not engage in any unruly behavior, including obscene gestures, derogatory, vulgar, biased, or abusive language, including betting related speech and behavior, directed at guests, venue personnel, players, umpires, officials, artists or anyone else. This includes the use of such language, actions or gestures concerning a person’s race, ethnicity, color, gender, religion, creed, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or national origin; or to instigate, incite or encourage violence, a confrontation or threat of physical harm.
    Refrain from wearing any clothing or displaying signage/products that contains obscene or indecent messages or signs.
    Ilitch Sports + Entertainment reserves the right to prohibit anything deemed inappropriate.
    Do not fight, throw objects, or attempt to enter or interfere with the progress of the game, ball, or playing surface.
    Consume alcoholic beverages responsibly and avoid intoxication, diminished capacity or impairment by alcohol or drugs. Guests must be at least 21 years of age to consume alcoholic beverages.

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