Schedule of Viewing, Memorial Tribute and Celebration of Life Services for legendary artist Aretha Franklin who passed away on August 16, 2018, at her home in Detroit, Michigan.
Tuesday, Aug. 28 and Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018
9AM – 9PM Each Day
Aretha Franklin Public Visitation & Viewing
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Rotunda
315 E. Warren Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202
Notes: The Public Visitation and Viewing are open to the public, however long lines are expected
Thursday, Aug. 30., 2018
Noon – 4PM
Aretha Franklin Viewing at New Bethel Baptist Church
8430 Linwood, Detroit, MI 48206
Notes: This viewing is primarily for New Bethel members
6PM – 9PM
Chene Park Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert
Free concert at Chene Park Amphitheatre featuring:
Dee Dee Bridgewater
Minister Louis Farrakhan
The Four Tops
Dr. Bobby Jones
The event will be free to the public. Tickets are required for admission and will be available online through Ticketmaster.com beginning Monday, August 27, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. ET. In honor of the Queen, Ticketmaster will waive all fees. Guests are allowed a maximum of two (2) tickets via Ticketmaster digital-mobile tickets. Visit the Chene Park website (www.cheneparkdetroit.com) for more details. Capacity at the riverside amphitheater is about 6,000.
Note: Tickets will be supplied in “digital mobile” form, meaning attendees will be emailed codes that then will be scanned from their cell phones at the Chene Park gates.
Friday, August 31, 2018
Celebration of Life Service at Greater Grace Temple
23500 W. Seven Mile Road
Detroit, MI 48219
Notes: Currently the Homegoing Service is limited to family members, friends and selected guests. Public seating may or may not become available prior to the date.
The Clark Sisters
The Williams Brothers
Vanessa Bell Armstrong
Audrey DuBois Harris
Alice McAllister Tillman
Aretha Franklin Orchestra
Aretha Franklin Celebration Choir
Aretha Franklin will be buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, 19975 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202, alongside her father, the Rev. C.L. Franklin; her brother, Cecil Franklin; her sisters, Carolyn Franklin and Erma Franklin, and nephew Thomas Garrett.
(Information provided by Ms. Franklin’s publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn)