Aretha Franklin Concert Rescheduled

Aretha Franklin Concert at SMG-managed DeVos Performance Hall Rescheduled

The “Queen of Soul” comes to Grand Rapids April 13

Grand Rapids — The concert date for the undisputed "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 13, 2017 at DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids.

Franklin comments, “I must regretfully postpone my upcoming engagement in Grand Rapids to April 13. I look forward to spending a few wonderful days in Grand Rapids performing for fans and friends alike!”


Tickets for the originally scheduled October 9th date will be honored at the rescheduled date. Tickets are currently available for the April 13th concert at the DeVos Place® and Van Andel Arena® box offices, online at, and by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Ticket prices are $59.50, $79.50, $99.50, and $149.50. All prices increase $5 on the day of the show. Prices are subject to change.


In 2009, Franklin was named the #1 Vocalist of All Time by Rolling Stone magazine. With her ever distinctive, soulful, to-the-bone vocal style, she has graced music charts for nearly five decades and her 'live' performances have touched the hearts of tens of millions since she began her musical journey in Detroit as a singing child prodigy. It is her rich legacy of recordings that are a testament to the power, majesty and genius of this one-of-a-kind artist of the first order. 


Aretha Franklin has earned countless international and national awards as well as accolades and global recognition on an unprecedented scale. She is a 2005 recipient of a Presidential Medal of Freedom honor (the U.S.A.'s highest civilian honor), presented by President George W. Bush, and in 1999, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts, presented by President Bill Clinton. She sang at the historic inauguration of President Barack Obama (2009) and at the inauguration of President Bill Clinton (1993). She also performed at the inaugural gala for President Jimmy Carter (1997). In 1968, she sang at the funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr.  She is the recipient of a Kennedy Center Honor; 18 GRAMMY® Awards, including Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for eight consecutive years, a GRAMMY Legend Award, and a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award; five American Music Awards; and four NAACP Image Awards. 


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