Things To Do In Metro Detroit This Weekend Sept. 13-15: Chaka Khan, Morrissey, B52s, More

Time to get out!

WWJ News
September 12, 2019 - 11:51 am

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It's hot, it's cold, then it's hot again. Welcome to false summer after early fall, a season known well to metro Detroiters.

How to deal with it? Have fun with friends and family and forget the rest.

Check out this list of hot happenings around metro Detroit this weekend:

Cocktail Comedy Hour

Date: 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 13

Location: The Independent Comedy Club
2320 Caniff Ave
Hamtramck, MI

Description: Come watch comedians tweak and hone their material. Be a part of the process. The lineup includes Cindy Rockwell, Tony Fant Jr., John Hawley, Sara Young, Kenneth Carl Witzgall, Tim Reaburn

Cost: Free


Chaka Khan

Date: 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14

Location: Sound Board at MotorCity Casino
2901 Grand River Ave
Detroit, MI

Description: The legendary R&B, funk and soul artist is supporting a new album, Hello Happiness.This is a private show only made available to our high limit players, and tickets cannot be purchased. Any ticket requests can be completed at VIP Services. There are a limited number of tickets available. Details HERE.


Jeffrey Osborne in Detroit

Date: 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13

Location: Sound Board at MotorCity Casino
2901 Grand River Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

Description:  Check out this American Grammy–nominated singer–songwriter, musician and lyricist. Osborne is the former drummer and lead singer of the American R&B/Soul group L.T.D.; with whom he began his musical career in 1970.

Cost: Tickets start at $192



Date: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13

Location: Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
3554 Walton Boulevard
Rochester, Michigan

Description: Morrissey’s long career, which stretches back to the first Smiths single in 1983, provides a nearly bottomless well of songs. In performances, he plans everything from deeper Smiths cuts like the opening “That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore” to a pair of songs from his 2004 album “You Are the Quarry.” He also plays songs from his forthcoming all-covers album “California Son.” 

Cost: Lawn tickets start at $35


B-52s with OMD

Date: 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14

Location: Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
3554 Walton Boulevard
Rochester, MI

Description: The B-52s are an American new wave band formed in Athens, Georgia, in 1976. The original line-up consisted of Fred Schneider (vocals), Kate Pierson (vocals, keyboards), Cindy Wilson (vocals, percussion), Ricky Wilson (guitar), and Keith Strickland (drums, guitar, keyboards). Ricky Wilson died from AIDS-related illness in 1985, and Strickland switched from drums to lead guitar. The band also added touring members for albums and live performances. 

Cost: Lawn tickets start at $29.72


The Aquabats! - Koo Koo Kanga Roo, MC Lars

Date: 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 13

Location: Majestic Theatre
4140 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI

Description: The Aquabats are an American rock band formed in Orange County, California in 1994. The Aquabats' are comprised of singer and fearless leader The M.C. Bat Commander, Bass player and big man Crash McLarson, keyboardist and robot Jimmy the Robot, drummer and fitness guru Ricky Fitness and guitarist and spiritualist Eagle "Bones" Falconhawk.

Cost: Tickets start at $50


The Get Up Kids

Date: 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 15

Location: St. Andrews Hall
431 E Congress St in Detroit, MI


Cost: Tickets start at $122 

Description: The Get Up Kids are an American rock band from Kansas City, Missouri. Formed in 1995, the band was a major player in the mid-1990s emo scene, otherwise known as the "second wave" of emo music. As they gained prominence, they began touring with bands such as Green Day and Weezer before becoming headliners themselves.