By DeJanay Booth

(CBS DETROIT) — John Lee Hooker, Detroit’s dean of blues, is being honored with a special tribute this summer, including a posthumous key to the city.

Hooker, who died in 2001, will be celebrated during Detroit Music Weekend on July 2 outside Music Hall.

READ MORE: COVID-19 Vaccines Saved Nearly 20 Million Lives In First Year, Study Says

American Blues musician John Lee Hooker (1917 – 2001) performs at the Aire Crown Theater, Chicago, Illinois, October 12, 1990. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images)

His daughter, Zakiya Hooker, will accept the key to the city in his place.

READ MORE: Michigan Ballot Initiative Aims To Protect Abortion Rights

The festival’s artist lineup includes Bettye LaVette, Thornetta Davis and Ana Popovic.

The event is free to the public and will last from noon to 10 p.m. on July 2.

For more information, visit detroitmusicweekend.org.

MORE NEWS: AG Nessel Says Abortions Are Still Legal In Michigan

© 2022 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.