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The Jacksons, Jeff Daniels and more to headline second Detroit Music Weekend

By Gary Graff
ggraff@digitalfirstmedia.com, @GraffonMusic on Twi

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The surviving Jackson 5 brothers will present the ABC’s of their storied career at the second Detroit Music Weekend, taking place June 14-17 in the cultural area in and around the Music Hall Center and Detroit Opera House.

The event is the follow-up to last year’s inaugural Detroit Music Weekend, which honored Aretha Franklin and included what is to date her final performance in the metro area.

The Jacksons -- Jermaine, Tito, Marlon and Jackie, playing both group favorites and the late Michael Jackson’s solo hits -- will headline a nine-hour festival on June 16 that will feature more than 400 performers on five stages, including former Grand Funk Railroad frontman Mark Farner, singer/songwriter/actor Jeff Daniels, the Craig Brown Band, Will Sessions and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. The day will also feature what organizers promise will be “the largest one-day exhibit of Detroit merchandise,” including food, apparel and crafts.

More performers and events for the other three days will be announced in the coming weeks.

Updates and information will be available via musichall.org.

Web Site: www.musichall.org

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