It's almost time for families to converge on Atlanta's Auburn Avenue for the Sweet Auburn Springfest.
Two music legends were honored as the first inductees into the festival's Walk of Fame on Thursday.
Organizers honored Gladys Knight and the late James Brown.
During the peak of Auburn Avenue's success, Knight and Brown often performed at the famed Royal Peacock Lounge.
The late Godfather of Soul's daughter accepted the award on her father's behalf.
This year's festivities begin on Saturday. Click here for more information.