Memphians who wish to honor the late Queen of Soul will gather at the birthplace of Aretha Franklin for a vigil on Friday, August 31st from 5:30 – 6 p.m.
The home is located in South Memphis at 406 Lucy Avenue.
Students of the Stax Music Academy will perform three songs that were among the most popular for Ms. Franklin: “Amazing Grace,” “Say A Little Prayer,” and “Soulsville.”
The vigil was organized by Jeffrey Higgs of South Memphis Renewal Community Corp., and Gebre Waddell, CEO of Memphis-based Soundways, who recently established the GoFundMe campaign to restore the home and make it an official landmark and memorial. Read more about the GoFundMe campaign at the Commercial Appeal.