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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:
Cherri Black

Dee Dee Bridgewater

Doug Carn

Jean Carne

Kurt Carr

Steffinie Christian

Angela Davis

Raheem DeVaughn

George Faison

Minister Louis Farrakhan

Gwen Foxx

The Four Tops

Eddie Franklin

Gracie Franklin

Victorie Franklin

Johnny Gill

Beth Griffith-Manley

Kimmie Horne

Santita Jackson

Dr. Bobby Jones


Alise King

Gladys Knight


Jenifer Lewis

Tasha Page-Lockhart

LJ Reynolds

KiKi Sheard

Angie Stone

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.
Musical Guests:

Stevie Wonder

Faith Hill

Ronald Isley

Chaka Khan


Jennifer Hudson

Yolanda Adams

Shirley Caesar

The Clark Sisters

Jennifer Holliday

Tasha Cobbs-Leonard

Marvin Sapp

The Williams Brothers

Vanessa Bell Armstrong

Audrey DuBois Harris

Alice McAllister Tillman

Edward Franklin

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)