19. AUGUST – 09. SEPTEMBER 2023




Jules Buckley (© Rhys Frampton) feat. Sheléa (© Aaron Lacy)

Jules Buckley (© Rhys Frampton) feat. Sheléa (© Aaron Lacy)

Saturday , 09.09.23 - 7:00 pm

Songs by Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Leonard Bernstein, Stevie Wonder and others

Aretha Franklin, the undisputed »Queen of Soul«, won 18 Grammy Awards throughout her career and was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. When she died on 16 August 2018, she left behind an incredible musical legacy ranging from gospel to R&B, soul, jazz and pop. American singer, songwriter and pianist Sheléa and the Metropole Orkest, conducted by Jules Buckley, wil pay tribute to this icon at the Musikfest finale - once again with free entry, live and open air on the market square! Sheléa began her career as a songwriter and singer for producer duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and has since worked with greats like Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, David Foster and Rickey Minor. She feels a special connection to Aretha Franklin because of her background: »Our fathers are both pastors and we both sang and played in church.« The best qualifications for rousing call-and-response songs between Sheléa and the gospel choir Vula's Chorale with classics like »Think«, »Respect« or »A Natural Woman«, right?

Metropole Orkest & Jules Buckley feat. Sheléa
Vula’s Chorale

Note: The entrance is free. The Open Air will be a standing concert with bar tables distributed on the market square.

Tickets for wheelchair users and people with walking difficulties:
If you or your companion are dependent on a wheelchair and have a severely disabled pass with the symbol »B«, you can purchase tickets from a limited contingent for a specially marked space on the market square for wheelchair users and their companions. The same applies to people with walking disabilities who have a severely disabled pass with the symbols »G« and »aG« and can order free tickets from a likewise limited contingent. These tickets can only be booked in advance at the Ticket Service in the Glocke (Tel. 0421/33 66 99, Mon - Fri 12 pm - 6pm, Sat 11am - 1pm) and in the Musikfest webshop. The pass with the corresponding symbol must be shown at the entrance on the day of the event.

presented by Mercedes-Benz AG, Werk Bremen and WESER-KURIER