DETROIT MUSIC WEEKEND INAUGURAL GALA

A Superstar Tribute to Aretha Franklin
  • Jun 09, 2017
  • Detroit Opera House and Music Hall Center
  • 6:00pm Jun, 09

For too long Detroit music has been overlooked as an economic asset for our city and region. In Detroit, the arts are vital for providing increased patronage to our emerging retail, restaurant and hotel businesses. We are pleased that a comprehensive plan is unfolding to harness the economic power of Detroit’s incredible abundance of arts and culture; past, present and future.

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The gala will kick off on the Detroit Opera House stage with a gourmet VIP dinner for sponsors and supporters. Following dinner, the VIP guests will join our specially commissioned gospel promenade down Madison Avenue to the Music Hall for the all-star benefit concert. The celebration then continues on the 3Fifty Rooftop Terrace with dancing and a few more surprises - a life memory! 

Detroit Superstars: Tribute to Aretha Franklin 

Kern Brantley, Musical Director – (MD –Mary J. Blige / Beyoncé / Lady Gaga )

Nate Watts (Bass – Stevie Wonder Band)

Luis Resto (Keyboards – Eminem Band)

Ralphe Armstrong (Bass – Aretha Franklin Band)

Valdez Brantley (MD – Usher / Chris Brown / Neyo / Lil Wayne)

Mitch Ryder (Detroit Legend)

Larry Fratangelo (Guitarist – Kid Rock Band)

Keith John (Stevie Wonder)

Hershel Boone (Kid Rock)

Ron Otis (KEM)

Cherry Black (Katy Perry)

Beth Griffith (Anita Baker)

Andre Frappier (Ariana Grande),

Thornetta Davis (R&B vocals)

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