The Charleston Gaillard Center Presents

A Celebration of the Music of Aretha Franklin

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R.E.S.P.E.C.T is an electrifying tribute celebrating the music of the legendary Aretha Franklin. This concert experience takes audiences on a journey of love, tragedy, courage, and triumph. Starring a live band and supreme vocalists, come experience a night of music by one of the greatest artists of all time.

The concert features all your favorite hits in one evening, including “Natural Woman,” “Think,” “I Knew You Were Waiting for Me,” “Chain of Fools,” “Respect,” and many more. You’ll be out of your seat and dancing in the aisles as you lose yourself in the music that inspired a generation.


R.E.S.P.E.C.T. is not a musical or a play—it is the ultimate tribute concert experience honoring Aretha Franklin—journeying through her courageous life of love, tragedy and triumph while immersing yourself in her inspirational music. It truly is a dance party; a night to let loose, have fun and lose yourself in the music.

Three “Hosts” (our backup singers) act as narrators throughout the evening, telling Aretha’s story in between songs, all the while a large screen plays archival footage and exciting graphics that illustrate the events and moods. This footage is in turn poignant, fun, joyful, and playful.

You learn so much about Aretha’s life, things you most likely didn’t know before, so. you walk away with a deeper understanding of her music and the times she lived through, and a deeper appreciation of her as an artist and trailblazer.