Detroit Rock & Roll Revival Poster

Former location –

Built in 1922, the Michigan State Fairgrounds Coliseum was a 5,600-seat multi-purpose arena in Detroit, Michigan.

On May 30 and 31, 1969 the first annual Detroit Rock & Roll Revival was held here. The complete band line up was a who’s who of Michigan rock n roll including major and not so major bands such as: Dr. John the Night Tripper, The James Gang, Brownsville Station, Chuck Berry, Grand Funk Railroad, Johnny Winter, The Amboy Dukes, and The Bonzo Dog Band.

Other Notable Concerts Held at The Michigan State Fairgrounds Coliseum include:

4/22/2000 – The Smashing Pumpkins
9/7/1998 – The Beach Boys
11/4/1997 – Jane’s Addiction
10/29/1993 – Nirvana
7/27/1971 – The Jacksons
7/4/1971 – Black Sabbath
7/3/1971 – The J. Geils Band
4/20/1971 – Jethro Tull
3/23/1968 – Eric Burdon & The Animals
3/22/1968 – Grateful Dead
11/20/1966 – The Yardbirds
11/19/1966 – The Velvet Underground
12/31/1962 – Marvin Gaye

In 2020, the state fairgrounds were sold to Amazon and has been scheduled for demolition.

Michigan State Fairgrounds Coliseum
1120 W. State Fair Ave.,
Detroit, MI 48203

Michigan State Fairgrounds Coliseum