Top Kids’ Concerts in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Musical performances in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Rochester and more!

Who doesn’t love music? Outside of family festivals, movies and other family activities in southeast Michigan, music shows offer another chance for fun and excitement. Children can sing along to the songs and dance to the beat at several local concerts in Detroit and beyond.

From kid-friendly musicals to symphony orchestra events, here’s our roundup of kids’ concerts at venues like the Fox Theatre in Detroit, the Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor and beyond — and if you need help making the most of it, visit our guide to taking kids to concerts for some tips.

Bug Bunny at the Symphony

Oct. 22-24, 2021

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony returns to the DSO for the 30th anniversary. See beloved Looney Tunes projected on the big screen with original scores played live.

Music from Harry Potter

Oct. 29, 2021

Unleash your inner wizard with this concert of Hogwarts hits providing fun for the whole family! The music from John Williams & Co. transports you through 9 3/4 and beyond.

Halloween Spooktacular

Oct. 30, 2021

Wear your costume to the DSO and hear some creepy tunes with your family.

Winter Wonderland

Dec. 11, 2021

Celebrate the holidays with Detroit Symphonic Orchestra and audience favorite, conductor Thomas Wilkins.

Home Alone in Concert

 Dec. 15, 2021

Watch the classic Christmas Movie Home Alone on the big screen, accompanied by the Detroit Symphonic Orchestra.

Trolls Live!

Dec. 30-31, 2021 and Jan. 2, 2022

  • Address: Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Time: 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday

See Poppy, Branch and their friends come to life on stage in Trolls LIVE!, their first ever live tour!

Disney on Ice Presents Mickey’s Search Party

 Feb. 17-20, 2022

See Moana, Maui, Miguel, Elsa, Anna and more discover the bravery, strength and kindness on ice.

Disney Princess – The Concert

March 23, 2022

Award-winning performers, including some from Broadway, will sing more than 30 favorite Disney Princess songs, share behind-the-scenes stories and more.

L.O.L. Surprise! Live

March 29, 2022

Features some of the most popular dolls like Royal Bee, Lady Diva, Swag and Neonlicious with original music, DJ, dancers and never before-seen live holograms.

Madagascar – The Musical

April 30, 2022

Join Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria as they break out of their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo.

Looking for more family fun activities or kids’ concerts? Check out the Metro Parent calendar for more.

This post was originally published in 2015 and is updated regularly.


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