Michael Jackson’s hometown of Gary, Indiana is throwing the singer a very special tribute for his birthday. August 28 would have been Jackson’s 52nd birthday, so the town is celebrating his life.
Gary Mayor Rudy Clay said: "The passing of our favourite son, Michael Jackson, is still fresh in our hearts. A year later, on the day before his birthday, we honour his memory as a great and giving person and as the world's greatest entertainer."
Michael's father, Joe Jackson, will attend a cake cutting ceremony at the tribute, which will also feature a group “Thriller” dance.
The main attraction at the fan event will be a special tribute concert on Saturday, featuring Tony Award-winner Melba Moore and the late singer’s former tour guitarist Jennifer Batten, as well as impersonator Edward Moss and a choir of Indiana residents.
A stage production based on the life and music of the legendary singer entitled “Yesterday, Today & Forever” will also take place in the town. The Jackson Family Foundation – headed by Joe Jackson – is planning to build a multi-million-dollar museum, golf course and performing arts center in Michael’s honor in the town.
We’ll see that when we believe it!