19 Performances Scheduled for Aretha Franklin’s Funeral
The Queen of Soul's life will be celebrated in a star-studded musical affair.
We lost a legend this month in Aretha Franklin. Her voice was powerful, emotion-invoking, and iconic. She passed away on August 16 surrounded by family in Detroit. Her departure from this earth has left quite a hole in the heart of the music world.
Franklin's life will be celebrated on August 31 in a service to be held at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit.
Franklin's family announced the details of her funeral on Thursday. This event will certainly draw quite a bit of attention. In addition to dignitaries and celebrities, several artist and groups who were friends or collaborators of Franklin will be performing in her honor.
19 to be exact.
Here is the list, as reported by USA Today:
The Clark Sisters
The Williams Brothers
Vanessa Bell Armstrong
Audrey DuBois Harris
Alice McAllister Tillman
Aretha Franklin Orchestra
Aretha Franklin Celebration Choir
*Before her passing, Franklin hand-picked Jennifer Hudson to portray her in her upcoming biopic.