Aretha Franklin’s life and legacy will be celebrated at a gospel music concert in Los Angeles on Thursday, Aug. 30.
The event will feature gospel choirs performing songs from Franklin’s 1972 album, Amazing Grace.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the
California African American Museum are hosting the event.
The concert will run from 7-9pm at the California African American Museum in Exposition Park. The gathering is free, but an RSVP is requested.
Join Supervisor @mridleythomas @LACountyArts and @CAAMinLA for a Gospel Music Tribute Remembering Aretha Franklin on Thurs, 8/30. This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. RSVP REQUESTED. More info/RSVP: https://t.co/hH4zsDGbm9 pic.twitter.com/XP50XEYbO0
— LA County Arts Commission (@LACountyArts) August 27, 2018
The Queen of Soul died Aug. 16, at her home in Detroit after battling pancreatic cancer. She was 76.
Her funeral will take place in Detroit on Friday, Aug. 31. Former President Bill Clinton, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Cicely Tyson are scheduled to speak.
Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Yolanda Adams, The Clark Sisters and several other artists will perform.