*It’s been a long time coming but it’s finally here, the celebration of the life and music of Marvin Gaye.

In honor of the legendary artist’s classic album“What’s Going On” R&B favorites like Stevie Wonder, Janelle Monae, John Legend and The Roots will stage tribute concerts.

2011 is the 40th anniversary of the album’s momentous release. The concert series will kick off on May 3rd and 4th with a special appearance by the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

In the summer, other artists will join in and perform at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on July 24.