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Aretha Franklin Amphitheater postpones all summer 2020 shows

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Posted at 4:46 AM, Jun 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-04 05:52:23-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — The Aretha Franklin Amphitheater’s 2020 ticketed performances have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

All currently ticketed 2020 performances have been pushed to 2021. The actual dates are pending, according to organizers.

2020 ticketholders are asked to hold on to their tickets as they will be valid for the same seat for the 2021 performance. Per Ticketmaster’s refund policy, tickets are eligible for a refund for 30 days once a new show date is announced.

All artists on the 2020 line-up have agreed to reschedule their performance.

Artists performing in 2021 include:

  • Sheila E & Monica Blaire
  • Maxwell
  • The Isley Brothers & Chaka Khan
  • Jonathan Butler & Rick Braun & Tim Bowman
  • Jeezy & T.I.
  • Tower of Power
  • Avery Sunshine & Mike Phillips
  • Gerald Albright & Kim Waters & Kayla Waters
  • Kirk Whalum & Keiko Matsui
  • PJ Morton & BJ the Chicago Kid
  • Najee & Alex Bugnon & Latoya London
  • Christian Scott & Eric Roberson & Maimouna Youssef aka Mumu Fresh
  • Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle
  • Will Downing & Lin Rountree
  • Incognito & Maysa
  • Joss Stone & Macy Gray
“This was an extremely difficult decision as we prepared for performances. However, in adhering to state and local mandates, it is our responsibility to protect our guests, artists and staff. We want everyone to remain safe and look forward to seeing you again very soon” said Shahida Mausi, President, The Right Productions, Inc. and Manager, The Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre.

While the live performances are on pause, The Aretha’s digital offerings are ramping up, and they’re set to present several viewing options via thearetha.com website, app and social media channels.

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