Maren Morris and Goo Goo Dolls rock the amphitheater this weekend – Macomb Daily

Weekends are always busy when it comes to music during the summer, but August will kick off with a strong thump at the Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre.

Although the venue lost Toby Keith’s planned show on Friday August 5 when he canceled his tour dates due to cancer, award-winning hitmaker Maren Morris will step up on Saturday August 6 with a stop on her Humble Quest Tour pm Joy Oladokun will open the show at 8 p.m.

Goo Goo Dolls will follow, premiering their upcoming album “Chaos in Bloom” (released August 12) at 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 7 with the opening of Blue October. For an interview with Goo Goo Dolls, visit

Goo Goo Dolls will preview their upcoming album “Chaos in Bloom” (out August 12) at the Michigan Lottery Amphitheater on Sunday, August 7. (Photo by Claire Marie Vogel)

MLA is located at 14900 Metro Parkway. 313-471-7000 or

Other shows taking place in the metro area the first weekend of August include:

• New Orleans hip-hop duo $uicideboy$ are joined by Ski Mask, the Slump God and others at 6:30 p.m. Friday, August 5 at the Pine Knob Music Theatre, 33 Bob Seger Drive, Independence Township. 313-471-7000 or

• Seattle indie rockers Fleet Foxes perform Friday August 5 at the Masonic Temple Theatre, 500 Temple St., Detroit. Unwade opens. Doors 7 p.m. 313-548-1320 or

• Jesse Manns & the Bluegrass Band host Barbie’s Bluegrass Bash at 8pm on Friday August 5th in the Houses of Parliament at Otus Supply, 345 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. 248-291-6160 or

• Rock Never Stops pays tribute to Def Leppard, Poison and Ratt at 7 pm Friday, August 5 at the Wildwood Amphitheater, 2700 Joslyn Court, Lake Orion.

• Garage rock trio LA With visit on Friday August 5 at Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Doors 7 p.m. 248-544-1991 or

• Rapper Hoodie Allen throws himself Friday, August 5 at Shelter, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Doors 6 p.m. 313-961-8961 or

• The Devil Wears Prada will be in fashion with Stray From the Path and Dying Wish on Friday, August 5 at the Majestic Theater, 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Doors 6:30 p.m. 313-833-9700 or

• Revival: A Tribute to the Allman Brothers Band hits the whipping post at 7 p.m. Friday, August 5, at the Cadieux Cafe, 4300 Cadieux Road, Detroit. 313-882-8560 or

• The Trenton Jazz on the River Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary on Saturday and Sunday, August 6 and 7 at Elizabeth Park, 4461 Elizabeth Drive. Performers include George Benson, Stephanie Mills, art director Alexander Zonjic and others. Free entry. for more information.

• Musiq Soulchild headlining featuring Chrisette Michelle, Dave Hollister and Keke Wyatt at 7pm on Saturday, August 6 at the Aretha Franklin Amphitheater, 2600 Atwater in Chene, Detroit. 313-933-7128 or

• Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets with Tommy McLain and CC Adcock perform Saturday August 6th at The Magic Bag, Ferndale. Doors 7 p.m. 248-544-1991 or For an interview with Lowe, visit

• The Kid LAROI hits the town with their End of the World Tour on Saturday August 6th at the Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave. Doors at 7 p.m. 313-961-5451 or

* Detroit rock troupe Downtown Brown is hosting a ‘most ridiculously ridiculous 20th anniversary show’ on Saturday, August 6 at Shelter in Detroit. Doors 7 p.m. 313-961-8961 or

• Acoustic sextet Full Cord debuts at 20 Front Street at Lake Orion at 8 p.m. on Saturday August 6th. 248-783-7105 or

• Hanson returns from his pandemic hiatus with a performance on Sunday, August 7 at the Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St. Alan Mack Meyers Moore opens doors 7 p.m. 248-399-2980 or

• Alabama hard rockers Erra headbang Sunday, August 7 at Saint Andrews Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Doors 6 p.m. 313-961-8961 or

• Joyce Manor goes punk on Sunday August 7 at the Majestic Theater in Detroit, with Citizen, Prince Daddy & the Hyene and Phony also on the bill. Doors 6 p.m. 313-833-9700 or

• Former country prodigy Billy Gilman, now 34, plays at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, August 7 at The Ark, 316 W. Main St., Ann Arbor. 734-716-1818 or

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