Aretha Franklin's Funeral: When, Where & How To Watch
By Paris Close
August 29, 2018
Aretha Franklin's funeral takes place this Friday (August 31), where the legendary songbird will be laid to rest in her hometown of Detroit, Michigan.
More than 19 musicians have been announced to do the honors of celebrating Franklin's memory in song at the event, among them include Ariana Grande, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Yolanda Adams, Shirley Caesar, The Clark Sisters, Jennifer Holliday, Marvin Sapp, Jennifer Hudson, and Fantasia.
After her homegoing, the "Natural Woman" icon will be buried at Detroit's Woodlawn Cemetary.
Though the commemoration is restricted to those who have received invitations, many networks will be live-streaming the seven-hour sendoff for viewers to watch from afar.
Scroll below to learn when, where and how to watch the function:
The Word Network will air the service starting at 10 a.m. via television and live-stream on their website. (Detroit-based audiences can watch on Channel 2, Channel 4 and Channel 7.)
Detroit’s Local 4 will follow the function live on-air beginning at 9 a.m. It will also be live-streamed on ClickOnDetroit.com. The Detroit News will provide coverage for the event via social media.
The Associated Press will broadcast the service online in its entirety.
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