Prince, Paris and Blanket Jackson remembered their father on the eve of his birthday with a trip to the Jackson family home in Gary, Indiana. The kids were accompanied by Katherine and Latoya Jackson on the trip. Michael Jackson would have turned 54 years old on August 29, 2012.
The Gary celebration, dubbed “Goin’ Back to Indiana: Can You Feel It?,” includes a 5 p.m. Aug. 29 candlelight vigil outside the family’s home at 2300 Jackson St. on Jackson’s birthday. Plans call for a party at 7 p.m. at the Majestic Star Casino & Hotel Lakeshore Lounge.
On Aug. 30, the family will attend a 6 p.m. Gary SouthShore RailCats baseball game. On Aug. 31, at 3 p.m., there’s a meet-and-greet reception hosted by Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson presented by the Gary Chamber of Commerce at Majestic Star Casino.
There are two tribute concerts planned at West Side High School by the West Side Theatre Guild on Sept. 1.