(www.cheneparkdetroit.com) it will stream at 8 & 9pm
The program for the tribute concert includes:
A jazz and blues tribute with Ralphe Armstrong, Aretha’s bassist and longtime friend, as musical director.
Performances from: Joan Belgrave, Doug Carn, Detroit’s Thornetta Davis and Dee Dee Bridgewater.
Visual montages will be presented throughout the event, including a signature portrait by artist Demont Pinder.
A dance choreographed by George Faison.
An R&B tribute with Kern Brantley as musical director. Narada Michael Walden will perform “Freeway of Love,” a song he wrote for Aretha. Performances from: Cherri Black, Steffinie Christian, Angela Davis, Gwen Foxx, Beth Griffith-Manley, Kimmie Horne, KIKO, Alise King and Tasha Page-Lockhart and Ronnie McNeir, who will perform the song he wrote for the upcoming Aretha biopic.
Aretha’s son, Eddie, and her granddaughters Gracie and Victorie Franklin will give a special tribute.
A gospel tribute with Kurt Carr and Derrick Starks as musical directors. Performances from: Santita Jackson, Dr. Bobby Jones, Lisa McCaw dancers, Tasha Page-Lockhart, Kierra Sheard and Kathy Taylor.
Filmmaker Tyler Perry will introduce actress Jenifer Lewis, who will perform a piece written for her. Remarks will be delivered by Judge Greg Mathis and actress Erica Peeples.
An all-star tribute with Kern Brantley as musical director, featuring performances from: Regina Belle, Raheem DeVaughn, Johnny Gill, Dave Hollister, L.J. Reynolds, Angie Stone, Tweet, Keith Washington and the Four Tops.
A “Respect” finale featuring all participants will close the event.