Give the Gift of Music: The Aretha 2019 Jazzy Nights Season Tickets and Seat Licenses Go On Sale Starting November 23rd

Reggae Pop Band UB40 will perform at The Aretha for the first time in August 2019

Detroit, Nov. 16, 2018 – Chene Park becomes The Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre in 2019. Shoppers seeking the perfect holiday gift should look no further than season tickets for Jazzy Nights and Premium Seat Licenses at The Aretha. Starting at 10:00 A.M. ET November 23rd (Black Friday), tickets for the venue’s 2019 Wednesday Jazzy Nights Series and Premium Seat Licenses will be on sale at the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre Box Office. Online sales at will begin on Black Friday as well.

The series of twelve Wednesday Jazzy concerts featuring nationally acclaimed artists has become a summer tradition in Detroit. The series kicks off in early June and will feature favorite headliners such as Brian Culbertson, Will Downing, Najee, Black Violin, Jonathan Butler, Kirk Whalum plus many other renowned musicians to be announced. Season tickets for Wednesday Jazzy Nights at The Aretha are the best entertainment deal in town. Purchasers of season tickets will receive 12 shows for the price of 11 at $268*.

Personal Seat Licenses (PSL) also go on sale starting November 23rd. A great option for music lovers, a PSL allows license holders to select and secure their preferred seats for all 2019 paid concerts at The Aretha. With a PSL purchase, selected seat(s) will be held under the name of the license holder up to three weeks before the show. If the license holder does not purchase the seat(s), those tickets will be released for sale to the public. The cost of each PSL starts at $500.

In addition to the Wednesday Jazzy Nights series, The Aretha will be the destination for many outstanding weekend shows. The first weekend show to be announced is UB40, the popular reggae pop band, will perform for the first time at the venue on August 2, 2019. Tickets for this event will also go on sale November 23.

The Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre Box Office will be open on Black Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on “Shop Small” Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern Time. The Aretha Box Office is located at 2600 Atwater in Detroit. Phone: 313-393-0292.

“2019 will be a very special year as we present our 16th season as The Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre, formerly known as Chene Park,” says Shahida Mausi, president and CEO of The Right Productions, Inc., which manages and operates the venue. “Aretha Franklin effortlessly mastered many genres of music and she was authentically Detroit. It is fitting that we salute her by showcasing excellence in varied forms of music. The Wednesday Jazzy Nights series at The Aretha makes a great gift for those seeking an authentic and unique Detroit experience. Premium Seat Licenses will assure you great seats to what will be a phenomenal inaugural season at The Aretha.”

Shoppers purchasing tickets at the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre Box Office during the Black Friday weekend can enter to win prizes or two free Jazzy Nights series tickets. Shoppers purchasing tickets online on Cyber Monday (November 26) will be also be entered to win two free Jazzy Nights series tickets.

Shoppers can download The Aretha mobile app in the iTunes App Store or Google Play for real time announcements and updates.

*Includes $4 facility fee. All shows are rain or shine. Events subject to change. Prices slightly higher day of show. Lighted and secure parking. The Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre is a City of Detroit, Recreation Dept. facility, managed and operated by The Right Productions, Inc.

About Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre

The Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre is one of the country’s top concert venues and Detroit’s premiere venue for taking in live music on a summer evening. This waterfront amphitheater in the heart of downtown is the epicenter for summer entertainment in the Motor City. The Aretha boasts 5,000 seats and 1,000 lawn spots for concert goers, with lighted secure parking just across the street. For more information on The Aretha, visit Follow The Aretha on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Give the Gift of Jazzy Nights

The Aretha

Jazzy Nights at The Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre (formerly Chene Park Amphitheatre) make the perfect holiday gift. 

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