Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert: The Best in Black Excellence Pay Homage to the Queen (PHOTOS)

Jenifer Lewis performs during the Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert in Detroit, Michigan Credit: Geoffrey Black

The “A People’s Tribute to the Queen” Aretha Franklin concert held Thursday night at Detroit’s Chene Park Amphitheatre was the ultimate experience for fans of the “Natural Woman,” with over 30 artists taking the stage to pay homage to the icon.

Several singers, dancers, actors and community leaders showed up and showed out for the Queen of Soul, including Raheem DeVaughn, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Tyler Perry, Angie Stone, chorographer Lisa McCall, Johnny Gill, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Judge Greg Mathis, Jenifer Lewis, Regina Belle and several others.

Check out exclusive photos from the celebration below.

Jenifer Lewis performs during the Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert in Detroit. Credit: Geoffrey Black
Aretha Franklin, Aretha Franklin memorial, tribute, Detroit
Raheem DeVaughn performs during the Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert in Detroit. Credit: Geoffrey Black
dede bridgewater, aretha franklin
Dee Dee Bridgewater performs during the Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert in Detroit. Credit: Geoffrey Black

 

 

 

 

johnny gill, aretha franklin
Johnny Gill performs during the Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert in Detroit. Credit: Geoffrey Black
aretha franklin, greg mathis
Judge Greg Mathis speaks during the Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert in Detroit. Credit: Geoffrey Black
Aretha Franklin, Aretha Franklin memorial, tribute, Detroit, regina belle
Regina Belle sings during the Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert in Detroit. Credit: Geoffrey Black
Aretha Franklin, Aretha Franklin memorial, tribute, Detroit, jesse Jackson
The Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks during the Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert in Detroit. Credit: Geoffrey Black
Aretha Franklin, Aretha Franklin memorial, tribute, Detroit,
Joan Belgrave performs during the Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert in Detroit. Credit: Geoffrey Black

 

 

Aretha Franklin, Aretha Franklin memorial, tribute, Detroit, tyler perry
Tyler Perry speaks during the Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert in Detroit. Credit: Geoffrey Black
Aretha Franklin, Aretha Franklin memorial, tribute, Detroit,
Keith Robinson performs during the Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert in Detroit. Credit: Geoffrey Black
Aretha Franklin, Aretha Franklin memorial, tribute, Detroit, angie stone
Angie Stone performs during Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert in Detroit. Credit: Geoffrey Black
Aretha Franklin, Aretha Franklin memorial, tribute, Detroit,
The cast of The Haves and the Have Nots enjoys the Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert in Detroit. Credit: Geoffrey Black
aretha franklin tribute, erica peoples
Erica Peoples at the Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert in Detroit. Credit: Geoffrey Black
lsa mccall, aretha franklin
Lisa McCall performs at the Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert in Detroit, Michigan Credit: Geoffrey Black
roderick dixion, aretha franklin
Rodrick Dixion performs at the Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert in Detroit, Michigan Credit: Geoffrey Black
Newsletter

Sign up for the EBONY Newsletter

By subscribing, you agree to share your email address with EBONY to receive our weekly emails, events, and other updates. Please see our privacy policy for more information.

By subscribing, you agree to share your email address with EBONY to receive our weekly emails, events, and other updates. Please see our privacy policy for more information.

Newsletter

Sign up for the EBONY Newsletter

When you sign up for the EBONY newsletter, you’ll be the first to know about all the latest news and updates that are important to you. Gain access to exclusive interviews, videos, special events, and product giveaways delivered right to your inbox!

By subscribing, you agree to share your email address with EBONY to receive our weekly emails, events, and other updates. Please see our privacy policy for more information.