The Oakland native passed away Sunday at the age of 61 from pancreatic cancer.
The free concert is a hot ticket. Platinum artists such as Yolanda Adams and Mary Mary are scheduled to perform.
Some fans have been waiting in line since 7 p.m. Thursday night.
"I've been here all night. We're just here to celebrate his life and his ministry, how he's touched everyone," said a fan. "He was a great man, he was a great musician. So that's why we're here -- to show our respect."
The concert is next Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at the Paramount. It will be followed by an 11 a.m. memorial Wednesday at the theater.