The Michael Jackson Tribute Festival of the Arts
While fans all over the world celebrate Jackson’s birthday on Aug. 29, the Michael Jackson Tribute Festival of the Arts takes place in the area surrounding Jackson’s childhood home and was spearheaded by Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson. Katherine Jackson and Jackson’s children are set to attend the three-day festival in Gary, Ind.
“She [Katherine Jackson] wants to set something in place that will be something to commemorate and celebrate Michael’s legacy,” said event promoter Karvin Johnson.
What began as a block party on Jackson St, where the old Jackson family home is located, has grown into a citywide event. The festivities kick off Thursday at the local Roosevelt High School,