Aretha Franklin will perform at the Washington National Opera Gala concert on June 3 in Washington, D.C. The event will feature opera singers performing popular songs, and pop vocalists performing opera arias. For more information and to buy tickets, visit Kennedy-Center.org.
Aretha Franklin will perform a 90-minute concert at 6 p.m. June 10 for free as part of Detroit Music Weekend, a four-day concert in Detroit’s entertainment district June 8-11. A Franklin tribute also will be held on June 9, a ticketed event at Music Hall Center featuring the Detroit SuperBAND — a collection of players including members of Kid Rock and Aretha Franklin’s bands — and vocalists including Mitch Ryder and Thornetta Davis. Tickets begin at $25.
In addition, the city of Detroit will declare a section of Madison Street — between Brush Street and Witherall Street — “Aretha Franklin Way” during a dedication ceremony beginning at 5 p.m. June 8.
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Aretha Franklin’s name will soon be gracing a Detroit street. Details of the street renaming, along with information on a presentation of a key to the city, will be announced May 4 by city officials as part of a media event formally introducing Detroit Music Weekend, a new summer festival in the city’s theater district. As reported by the Free Press, Franklin will headline the fest with a free outdoor performance.
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Aretha Franklin, Clive Davis and Barry Manilow at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives on April 19, 2017. Photo credit: Elliot Dal Pra London