Bass has vowed to bring change to the city, as it grapples with rising crime and homelessness.
Justino Diaz, Lorne Michaels, Joni Mitchell and Bette Midler were also recognized.
“We cannot continue to be a divided United States,” the music legend said.
The music legend underwent a transplant in December 2019.
Lady Gaga curated the event from producers Global Citizen to raise money for COVID-19 relief.
“It’s all good. I’m all good,” the singer said at a Saturday concert.
“He’s been having health problems most of the year,” one radio host said.
The service will include musical tributes from gospel, R&B and country artists.
“She is seriously ill and surrounded by family members,” Franklin’s publicist says.