Saint Andrew's Hall, Detroit

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Coordinates: 42°19′56″N 83°02′30″W / 42.33234°N 83.04155°W / 42.33234; -83.04155

Saint Andrew's Hall
Saint Andrew's Hall, Detroit.jpg
Exterior view of venue (c.2016)
Address 431 E Congress St
Detroit, MI 48226-2912
Location Bricktown Historic District
Owner Saint Andrew's Society of Detroit
Operator Live Nation
Capacity 1,000
Broke ground August 3, 1907 (1907-08-03)
Opened January 18, 1908 (1908-01-18)
Construction cost $50,000
($1.34 million in 2018 dollars[1])
Venue Website

The Saint Andrew's Hall is a concert venue located in Detroit, Michigan. Formerly the meeting place for the Saint Andrew's Society of Detroit.[2] The Shelter lies underneath St. Andrews Hall and hosts various live music acts and DJs. It is best known for being one of the first stages Eminem performed.[3]


Since 1980, the venue has been bringing trendsetting music to Detroit.[4]The hall has hosted famous breakthrough acts during the '80s and '90s, such as the Insane Clown Posse, Iggy Pop, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, The Verve, Tool, Skinny Puppy, Nirvana, R.E.M., No Doubt, Icehouse (band), and the Red Hot Chili Peppers .

Noted performers


  1. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  2. ^ Dunbar-Wessells, Fred (2001). "History of the St. Andrew's Society of Detroit: 1849 to 2000" (PDF). SASD Detroit Scots. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  3. ^ "Detroit Music > Hip Hop > The Shelter". Metromix. March 2009. Archived from the original on March 1, 2009. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  4. ^ "Metro Times Calendar > Places > St. Andrew's Hall". Metro Times. Euclid Media Group. August 2012. Archived from the original on August 14, 2012. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
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