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DETROIT – Some of the biggest names in Detroit music will perform at a concert outside Michigan Central Station on Thursday to celebrate the reopening of the historic building.

The concert begins on Thursday, June 6, at 8:30 p.m., with a pre-show at 8:00 p.m. You can watch live in the video player above from 8 p.m. The show airs exclusively on Local 4 and Local 4+.

The following people are expected to appear:

  • Diana Ross

  • Jack White

  • Big Sean

  • The Clark Sisters

  • Kierra Sheard

  • Julia J

  • Heaven Jetta

  • Detroit Symphony Orchestra

  • Theo Parrish

  • Slum village

  • Melissa Etheridge

  • Together

  • fantasy

  • jellyroll

The show itself is being produced by Eminem and his manager Paul Rosenburg, officials said. It was unclear whether Eminem would perform during the show.

—> On the way to Corktown? Click here for a complete guide to the Michigan Central concert

In addition to musical performances, the show will also include short films and appearances by local leaders and creatives telling stories of innovation and culture from the city and region.

The event will also feature several notable presenters, including Detroit Lions stars Jared Goff, Amon-Ra St. Brown and Barry Sanders, as well as actors Mike Epps and Sophia Bush.

Michigan Central Station (Jason Keen/Michigan Central) ((Jason Keen/Michigan Central))

Thursday’s concert will kick off celebrations to reopen Detroit’s historic train station, which has been closed since 1988. Ford Motor Company purchased the station in 2018 and has been renovating it since then.

Michigan Central will now serve as a “unique technology and cultural center” on Ford’s new automotive campus in Corktown. The station will feature retail and restaurant space, offices, accommodations and more.

The building’s grand opening is scheduled for June 6, and the concert is intended to kick off the festivities. Following the concert, Michigan Central Station’s OPEN House will be held June 7-16, offering a first look at the station’s ground floor through exhibits, entertainment, art and more, officials said.

Tours of the station’s ground floor will be offered throughout the summer, with additional tours expected in the fall. The first round of tours, from June 7 to 16, is already fully booked. Registration is required to participate.

Following the reopening events in June, a “gradual reactivation” of the station building is to begin over the rest of the year, as other businesses such as restaurants and retailers move into the premises.

—> See before and after photos of the restoration of Michigan Central Station in Detroit

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