Concerts & Shows

Jazzy Nights at the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre Detroit

 February 19, 2020

By  ExoticDJ

The Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre in Detroit will get it going again this summer as they provide top shelf entertainment. Located in Downtown Detroit, the unique waterfront venue is the epicenter of live entertainment in the summer for this great city.

In this venue, concertgoers will be able to choose from 5,000 seats and 1,000 lawn spaces. The Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre has been named one of the top 100 concert venues in the world.

Wednesday, June 10th - Sheila E

Showtime 7:30pm

The legendary drummer/artist continues to entertain audiences with her unique style. 

Detroit singer/Songwriter Monica Blaire will open the show.

Sheila E at The Aretha

Jonathan Butler & Rick Braun at The Aretha

Wednesday, June 24th - Jonathan Butler/Rick Braun

Showtime 7:30pm

Enjoy an evening of musicianship with the legendary Jonathan Butler and Rick Braun. 

Tim Bowman will also be on the ticket.

Wednesday, July 1st - Tower of Power

Showtime 7:30pm

Allow yourself to be entertained by one of toe top bands in history. If you have never experienced their horn section, you will be in for a treat.


Tower of Power at The Aretha

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Avery*Sunshine at The Aretha

Wednesday, July 8th - Avery*Sunshine

Showtime 7:30pm

The Soul stylings of Avery*Sunshine will be on full display.  Mike Phillips will also perform.

Wednesday, July 15th - Gerald Albright

Showtime 7:30pm

We call him the sax man with soul. Gerald Albright will bring all of his hits to The Aretha. In addition, he is will  bring a couple of good friends: Kim Waters and Kayla Waters.

Gerald Albright at The Aretha

Kirk Whalum & Keiko Matsui

Wednesday, July 22nd - Kirk Whalum & Keiko Matsui

Showtime 7:30pm

Kirk Whalum always puts on a show. He will take the stage to perform several of his hits. Keiko Matsui will also join Whalum for this special performance.

Wednesday, July 29th - PJ Morton

Showtime 7:30pm

PJ Morton has a new album out entitled Paul, and the hit song Say So is one of the best songs of the year. 

BJ The Chicago Kid will join Morton for this performance.

PJ Morton at The Aretha

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Najee at The Aretha

Wednesday, August 5th - Najee

Showtime 7:30pm

Najee will perform live at The Aretha! This will be a special live recording of the stage show, so you know he will be on point.

Special guests will be Alex Bugnon and Latoya London.

Wednesday, August 12th - Christian Scott & Eric Roberson

Showtime 7:30pm

Scott and Roberson will perform together at The Aretha for your listening pleasure. Maimouna Youssef aka Mumu Fresh will also perform.

Christian Scott at The Aretha
Eric Roberson at The Aretha

Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle at The Aretha

Wednesday, August 19th - Peabo Bryson

Showtime 7:30pm

The legendary vocalist will perform all of his classic songs. Regina Belle will join him on stage. I am guessing that they will sing a few duets! This will be a magical evening of love songs.

Wednesday, August 26th - Will Downing

Showtime 7:30pm

The "Prince of Sophisticated Soul" will entertain you with both his originals and his classic remakes. Trumpet man Lin Rountree will also perform.

Will Downing at The Aretha

Incognito & Maysa at The Aretha

Wednesday, September 2nd - Incognito with Maysa

Showtime 7:30pm

The concert series will come to a close with a heavyweight evening of music. The legendary Incognito will hit the stage with Maysa. It really does not get any better than that.

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