Aretha Franklin’s funeral on Friday (Aug. 31) is an invitation only event, but the public will be able to watch and listen to the service for the Queen of Soul in its entirety.
National broadcasters including HLN and the Word Network plan to air the complete five-hour-long funeral, which is scheduled to include performances from Stevie Wonder, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, and Chaka Khan. Former President Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson, Tyler Perry, Rev. Jesse Jackson, and Clive Davis are also just a few of the speakers on the itinerary.
Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN will air portions of the service live, and Detroit residents can watch on a number of local stations.
The funeral will be live streamed by USA Today, the Associated Press, and ABC News on their websites. Additionally, SiriusXM’s Channel 49, “The Aretha Franklin Tribute Channel,” will broadcast the entire service and take calls afterwards for those who wish to share memories.
From the Greater Grace Temple in Franklin’s hometown of Detroit, a number of gospel stars including Marvin Sapp, the Clark Sisters, and Vanessa Bell Armstrong will perform, along with Faith Hill, Shirley Caesar and Yolanda Adams.
The service will begin at 10:00 a.m. ET.