In a beautiful ceremony last Friday, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, City Council President Brenda Jones, and members of the Franklin Family joined The Right Productions, Inc to formally celebrate the renaming of The Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre (formerly Chene Park) and unveil the venue’s new marquee.
The facility formally Chene Park is known for its stellar series of summer concerts along the Detroit River. Aretha Franklin performed at the venue in 2015 to celebrate its 30th anniversary. A Franklin tribute show was held at the venue last summer. The 2019 inaugural season begins June 1st with the Tom Joyner “One More Time Experience with Kem & Robin Thicke”
The lineup for the renowned Wednesday Jazzy Nights includes a Father’s Day Doubleheader featuring 13-time Grammy Award nominated Charlie Wilson (June 15 and 16), Grammy Award-Winning Hip Hop Artist Snoop Dogg (July 5), Grammy Award nominated singer Maxwell (July 27), famous reggae bands UB40 and Steel Pulse (August 2), Lost 80’s LIVE (August 9) and Gladys Knight (August 11) and more! Season tickets are available at the Aretha box office!
What shows are looking forward to seeing at the Aretha?