Aretha Franklin tribute returns to Farmington Hills

An encore performance of an Aretha Franklin tribute by R&B trio Dames Brown is set for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 25 at the Farmington Players Barn, 32332 W. 12 Mile Road in Farmington Hills.

Aretha Franklin tribute

Hits including “Chain of Fools,” “Natural Woman,” “Spanish Harlem,” “Respect,” “Freeway of Love,” and a Gospel medley featuring a full band and back-up singers will all be part of the show led by Musical Director Chris Codish. A “Tribute to Aretha” offered in March by the Farmington Hills Cultural Arts Division sold out.

“Aretha Franklin is a universal ambassador of what soul music is all about,” said LaRae Starr, a member of Dames Brown. “She’s regal, she’s our queen, and she represents so many great moments in American history.” Aretha Franklin, the musically gifted self-taught piano prodigy, talented vocalist, and creative songwriter known as “The Queen of Soul,” passed away on August 16, 2018.

Nominated as the Best R&B Female Group in 2011 by Detroit Metro Area Musician & Entertainers Association, Dames Brown is made up of Teresa Marbury, LaRae Starr, and Athena Johnson.

Only 225 tickets will be sold for this event. All tickets are $25 and available at the Costick Center at 28600 W. 11 Mile Rd. in Farmington Hills, online at or by calling 248-473-1848.

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