ON DECK: Eminem, Common, Slum Village, Big Sean & More Slated for ‘Live From Detroit’

Diana Ross, Jack White and Big Sean, who represent three distinct generations of Detroit superstars, will headline Thursday’s all-star concert to celebrate the reopening of Michigan Central Station, organizers announced Monday. The sold-out concert will be streamed live starting at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6th on Peacock, followed by a one-hour primetime special at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 9, on NBC.

The concert is being executive produced by Eminem and his longtime manager, Paul Rosenberg. Other acts lined up for the 90-minute outdoor show include Common, Fantasia, Melissa Etheridge and Jelly Roll, along with Detroiters Illa J, Kierra Sheard, Theo Parrish, Slum Village, the Clark Sisters, Sky Jetta and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. The program is rumored to fold in tributes to legendary Detroit rocker Bob Seger and late Detroit hip-hop producer J Dilla.

Detroit Lions legend Barry Sanders and current Lions stars Jared Goff and Amon-Ra St. Brown are also slated to participate, along with comedian Mike Epps and actress Sophia Bush.

The live celebration comes as Ford Motor Company is reopening Michigan Central Station, the once-abandoned Corktown train station that closed in 1988 and for decades stood as a symbol of Detroit’s decline.

“We wanted to celebrate the reopening of Michigan Central Station in style and make it a night to remember for Detroiters and people watching around the world,” Bill Ford, executive chair of Ford, said in a statement. “I am honored and grateful that so many of Detroit’s musical legends, sports heroes, artists and innovators are joining us to celebrate the city we all love and the bright future we are creating together.”

Tickets for the free concert were made available on May 22 and all 15,000 were claimed within five minutes, according to Michigan Central spokesman Dan Austin.

Detroit mayor Mike Duggan said the concert’s lineup is symbolic of the importance of the reopening of Michigan Central.

“Detroit is known around the world for its musical talent, and having so many legendary artists kick off the celebration for the reopening of the iconic Michigan Central Station shows how meaningful this moment is for our city,” Duggan said in a statement. “This historic landmark symbolizes Detroit’s resilience, innovation, and now, its bright future. This is about more than preserving a piece of our past. It also is about paving the way for a new era of growth and opportunity for all Detroiters.” S: Detroit News