Katherine Jackson announces Jackson Family hometown events

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Katherine announces Jackson Family hometown events
Published on Wednesday, 01 August 2012 09:47

Los Angeles, California (Wednesday, August 1, 2012) -- Katherine Jackson, Matriarch of the famed Jackson musical Family, and the Honorable Karen Freeman-Wilson; Mayor of Gary, Indiana, today announced Goin’ Back to Indiana: Can You Feel It four days of events from August 29 through September 1, 2012 remembering the city’s most famous native son; Michael Jackson. For more information visit: www.facebook.com/jacksonstreet2012.

“I’m excited about the activities planned for “Goin’ Back to Indiana: Can You Feel It” as we pay tribute and remember Gary’s own Michael Jackson,” said Mayor Freeman-Wilson. “We have been working in partnership with Mrs. Katherine Jackson and her team to create events that will showcase Michael’s entertainment legacy and his wonderful birthplace of Gary, Indiana. As Mayor of this great city, I am enthusiastic about the opportunities that this celebration will bring. We envision this to become an annual event that will grow larger as the years progress.”

The City of Gary, Indiana and the Gary Chamber of Commerce; Chuck Hughes, President, have joined Los Angeles, California based Dumont Marketing under the direction of Mr. Jerry Olivarez authorized by Mrs. Katherine Jackson; Jackson’s mother, to support a series of activities to take place in his birthplace of Gary, Indiana.

On Wednesday August 29, a Candlelight Tribute ceremony will take place at the Jackson family residence at 2300 Jackson Street, Gary, Indiana. The ceremony, starting at 8:00 p.m., will include remarks by Gary Mayor Freeman-Wilson and a musical tribute by The Gratitude Project, presented by The Interactive Broadcasting Company (tibc.tv).

Neighboring streets will be closed starting at 3:00 p.m. to allow friends and fans to place ribbons and mementos at the home and share personal thoughts of the late singer on a commemorative banner. The event is free to the public.

On Thursday, August 30, Jackson’s three children; Prince, Paris and Blanket, will attend the Gary SouthShore RailCats baseball game when the team faces the St. Paul Saints. The RailCats will recognize their father with a musical performance by The Gratitude Project and a moment of remembrance. The Jackson children will be presented with honorary team uniforms and toss out the ceremonial first pitch. The event is open to the public and general admission applies. For ticket information visit www.railcatsbaseball.com.

The Majestic Star Casinos & Hotel will serve as the official hotel for the event. On both Wednesday, August 29 and Thursday, August 30, the Majestic Star will host the official “Goin’ Back to Indiana” after event in its Lakeshore Lounge from 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. with Jackson-themed music and drink specials. For hotel reservations call 1-888-225-8259 or visit www.majesticstarcasino.com.

On Friday, August 31, the Gary Chamber of Commerce will present a dinner hosted by Mayor Freeman-Wilson at the Majestic Star Casino & Hotel honoring Mrs. Katherine Jackson. Jackson will receive recognition from the City of Gary. For ticket information contact the Gary Chamber of Commerce at (219) 885-7407 or visit www.garychamber.com.

Saturday, September 1, the West Side Theatre Guild under the direction of Mark Spencer will host the Goin’ Back to Indiana: Can You Feel It Tribute Concert.

The Gratitude Project will perform their original composition “Dear Michael” dedicated to Mrs. Jackson & the Jackson family. Additional tribute performances will be announced shortly.

Goin’ Back to Indiana: Can You Feel It Tribute Concert will have a matinee performance at 4:00 p.m. and an evening performance at 7:30 p.m. Both performances will be followed by a cast meet & greet. Tickets are $25 matinee and $35 evening and $50 for VIP Gold Circle seating and cast meet & greet. The event will also be streamed live.

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Since 2009 the family not to stopped of organizing events, musicals, reality, be in interviews, difference with other artists who have died.

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On a positive note, at least it's helping put alot of money towards Gary, Indiana...and financially help the local businesses !!


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