The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum

The 16th Annual American Music Masters Tribute Concert honors Aretha Franklin

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Case Western Reserve University will honor Aretha Franklin during the 16th annual American Music Masters® series this November.

Lady Soul: The Life and Music of Aretha Franklin, a weeklong celebration, will tell the story of the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In conjunction with the Museum’s latest special exhibit, Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power, the Museum will honor Franklin’s work and her enduring influence.


We regret to inform you that due to illness, Patti Austin will no longer be able to perform at the tribute concert.

Tribute concert artists include Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Dennis Edwards (of the Temptations), Ronald Isley (of the Isley Brothers), Jerry Butler and Spooner Oldham, as well as 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominee Chaka Khan, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Patti Austin,  Carla Cook, Kris Bowers, Melinda Doolittle, Mike Farris and Cissy Houston.

Ticket Information

The tribute concert will be held Saturday, November 5, at 7:30 p.m. at PlayhouseSquare’s State Theater in Cleveland. Franklin will attend the tribute concert to accept the award but is not scheduled to perform.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Tickets are $30, $40 and $50.  Tickets will be available at the PlayhouseSquare box office, by calling (216) 241-6000, or by clicking here

A limited number of VIP packages beginning at $250 are available by contacting or 216.515.1207 or click here to download the VIP package form.


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