How many singers does it take to send off the Queen of Soul? At least 23.
A public memorial and tribute concert are scheduled to celebrate and send off Aretha Franklin next week—and both have a star-studded roster of performers.
According to TMZ, 23 artists will perform at the ceremonies.
Following two days of public viewings at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the memorial will be held at the Chene Park Amphitheatre in Detroit on August 30. On August 31, a private funeral will be held.
Below is a list of performers set to take the stage in no particular order.
Jenifer Lewis, 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, George Faison, Angie Stone, Raheem DeVaughn, Gracie Franklin, Eddie Franklin, Victorie Franklin, Santita Jackson, Ralphe Armstrong Band, Kern Brantley Band
Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Ronald Isley, Chaka Khan, Fantasia, Jennifer Hudson, Yolanda Adams, Shirley Caesar, The Clark Sisters, Jennifer Holliday, Tasha Cobbs-Leonard, Marvin Sapp, The Williams Brothers, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Audrey DuBois Harris, Alice McAllister Tillman, Edward Franklin, Aretha Franklin Orchestra and the Aretha Franklin Celebration Choir
No word on if Patti LaBell will be performing or in attendance, but it’s not likely.