Aretha Franklin’s Memorial Will Feature 23 Performers

By Motherly on August 23, 2018
Aretha Franklin Memorial, Gladys Knight, Johnny Gill, Chene Park Amphitheatre
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As many already know, the legendary Aretha Franklin sadly passed away one week from today. However, the list of performers at her memorial is now out, and it sounds like it’ll be a true spectacle.

According to TMZ, the singer is going to have 23 people perform songs in her honor. While the list includes some big names, like Gladys Knight and New Edition’s Johnny Gill, there will also be some of her family performing as well. TMZ revealed the full list:

The Four Tops
Gladys Knight
Johnny Gill
Ron Isley
Kiki Sheard
Kurt Carr
Jean Carne
Doug Carn
Ronnie McNeir
L.J. Reynolds
Tasha Page-Lockhart
Dee Dee Bridgewater
Dr. Bobby Jones
Jenifer Lewis
George Faison
Angie Stone
Raheem DeVaughn
Gracie Franklin
Eddie Franklin
Victorie Franklin
Santita Jackson
Ralphe Armstrong Band
Kern Brantley Band

As explained in a document TMZ obtained, the performances can be with Aretha Franklin’s band, with a backing track, or as an acoustic set. However, they will all (understandably) pay for their own hotel and transportation accommodations.

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Outside of performers, Dr. Louis Farrakhan will also be attending the memorial as a guest. The whole event is going to take place on August 30th at the Chene Park Amphitheatre in Detroit.

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