“On behalf of the family, thank you to those paying tribute and celebrating the life of Aretha," said Sabrina V. Garrett Owens, personal representative of the Aretha Franklin estate. "We are grateful for the tremendous outpouring of love and support we have received from friends, supporters and fans all around the world.”
More than 20 artists, musicians and activists are scheduled to participate in the event.
That list includes:
Dee Dee Bridgewater
Minister Louis Farrakhan
The Four Tops
Dr. Bobby Jones
The event will be free to the public, however, tickets are required for admission and will be available online through Ticketmaster.com starting Monday, Aug. 27 at 10 a.m.
Ticketmaster will waive fees in honor of Franklin, according to a media release. Guests are allowed a maximum of two tickets.