The family of Aretha Franklin is planning a public viewing and funeral at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.
The US singer known as the "Queen of Soul", died of cancer on Thursday at the age of 76.
The museum, which was also the site of US civil rights activist Rosa Parks' viewing in 2005, has been chosen to accommodate the thousands expected to show up.
Aretha was also heavily involved in the fight for equality and sang at the funeral of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968, as well as at former US president Barack Obama's inauguration in 2009.
Meanwhile, WKRA radio said the Motown Museum will play the music of Aretha Franklin for three days straight this weekend.