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Michigan Central reopening concert tickets sold out

Tickets sell out for concert at Michigan Central Station
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(CBS DETROIT)- Registration for free tickets to the Michigan Central Station reopening concert is now closed, as tickets sold out in less than 15 minutes.

"Unfortunately, this event has reached capacity, and registration is now closed," Michigan Central posted on the Eventbrite page. "There's still a chance to be part of the opening celebration, and Michigan Central and Ford Motor Company invite you to explore the newly renovated Michigan Central Station June 7-16."

Even though the concert tickets are sold out, tickets for the tours are still available.   

Registration for free tickets was paused Tuesday afternoon due to an "overwhelming demand" and rescheduled for 9 a.m. on Wednesday.  

On Tuesday, the website appeared to have been down at noon, when tickets were initially scheduled to go on sale. At about 1 p.m., Michigan Central posted on Instagram that ticket registration was temporarily paused.

"Due to overwhelming demand, we have temporarily paused registration for Live from Detroit: The Concert at Michigan Central and the OPEN House experience to ensure fairness in retrieving tickets," the station said in the post. "Tickets are not sold out. We apologize for the inconvenience and will share a new date and time for the ticket availability."

The station was purchased by Ford Motor Company in 2018 and is scheduled to reopen on June 6 after being closed for the last 36 years. The general public is invited to attend the reopening celebrations. 

The celebrations kick off with "Live from Detroit: The Concert at Michigan Central," a 90-minute, standing-room-only concert outside in front of the station. The lineup hasn't been announced yet, but according to a release, it will feature "some of Detroit's biggest stars." The concert is produced by Jesse Collins Entertainment, an Emmy-winning production company that has produced many Super Bowl Halftime Shows. 

"There's no place like Detroit, and we couldn't be more excited to showcase the city through its own incredible artists," said Collins. "We're going to create an unforgettable welcome party for Michigan Central with this new chapter in Detroit history that celebrates the visions of these unique performers who are bound together by a shared love of their city."  

The event will also feature short films and appearances from local leaders and creators from around Detroit and Southeast Michigan to discuss innovation stories. 

Entry will open at 6 p.m., and the concert will begin at 8:30 p.m. 

In addition to the concert, 10 days of free tours will be offered. The tours will give people a look at the station's restored ground floor, along with exhibits, entertainment and art. The tours begin on June 7 and go through June 16. 

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