How to see Aretha Franklin in Detroit this weekend for free

DETROIT - Detroit Music Weekend is giving you the chance to see The Queen of Soul for free this Saturday.

The first ever Detroit Music Weekend kicks off Friday, June 9 - and Aretha Franklin is returning home to Michigan to celebrate.

Aretha Franklin will take the stage on Saturday, June 10 around 6 p.m., on the Madison Central Stage.

The music event consists of four total stages around Downtown Detroit, with performances including Tuxedo feat. Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One*, Josh Gracin, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, DJ D-Nice, Zayion McCall & The Crew, Laith Al-Saadi, DMK and many more.

Most of the shows are free to enjoy. You can see the full schedule here.

Detroit Music will commission, produce and present a full spectrum of Metro Detroit’s performing arts with showcase performances and concerts. The weekend will also be filled with cultural exhibits from Detroit’s finest not-for-profit museums and galleries in addition to highlighting all the new restaurants and retail in downtown Detroit.

You can view maps of stages and parking here.

Bree Birr