10 Things To Do This Weekend (June 30 – July 2)

Kick off America’s birthday with these pre-Independence Day events
10 Things To Do This Weekend (June 30 – July 2)

99.5 WYCD Hoedown: The 35th annual country music festival will feature nine acts across three stages. American country trio Lady Antebellum will headline as part of their You Look Good World Tour. June 30. $32+. DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7774 Sashabaw Rd., Clarkston; 248-377-0100; palacenet.com

Midwest Drift Union: As part of the Midwest Drift Union 2017 Championship, drivers throughout the region will compete for the top 16 spots in the Pontiac-based round of the tournament. Experience among drifters varies (it’s a technique where the driver intentionally oversteers then maintains control through turns), allowing newbies and veterans to participate and gain skills. July 1. $20. M1 Concourse, 164 South Blvd., Pontiac; mdudrift.com

Stars and Stripes Festival: This year’s festival will feature a carnival, monster truck rides, a car crush demolition demonstration, BMX stunt show, arts and crafts, food trucks, vendors, and performances by Smash Mouth, Beatlemania, and more. Through July 2. Discount carnival wristbands and VIP concert tickets available. Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave., Novi; 586-493-4344; funfestevents.net

Dispatch: As part of their first national tour in five years, the indie jam band makes a stop in metro Detroit to perform their newest album America, Location 12. A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to local charities. July 2. $26+. Meadow Brook Amphitheatre,160 Festival Dr., Rochester Hills; 248-377-0100; palacenet.com

Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie: The Fleetwood Mac bandmates have recorded their first album as a duo. Released this summer, it features 10 songs. Rock band The Wallflowers will also perform. July 2. $29.50+. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-3200; olympiaentertainment.com

Rooney: Performing in a close intimate setting, the American rock band embarks on a night of serene music with special guests indie folk-rock band Run River North. July 1. $18. The Pike Room, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac; 248-858-9333; thecrofoot.com

Steve Miller Band: After a 63-show run in 2016, the band is back in Detroit to play hits from its lengthy discography of the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. Classic rock guitarist Peter Frampton will join the tour. July 1. $29.50+. Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, 14900 Metro Pkwy., Sterling Heights; 248-377-0100; palacenet.com

Tigers Baseball: Celebrate the 15th Annual Negro Leagues Weekend with the Tigers. They’ll try to make up ground against the first place Cleveland Indians in a four-game series (Friday night, two games on Saturday, and a Sunday afternoon game).  $20+. 2100 Woodward Ave, Detroit; (313) 962-4000; mlb.com

Michigan Ribfest: Spanning the holiday weekend, the family friendly festival will be packed with live entertainment, food, drinks and kid-friendly activities. July 1-4. $5. M1 Concourse, South Blvd, Pontiac; (248) 202-4662; michiganribfest.com

National Taekwondo Tournament: The world’s most popular martial art is coming to Detroit for its national tournament. Come see sparring, demo teams, board breaking, and more from the nation’s best competitors and Olympic hopefuls. June 29-July 6. $10+. Cobo Center, 1 Washington Blvd, Detroit; (313) 877-8777; teamusa.org

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