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Detroit To Name Street In Tribute To Michael Jackson

May 17, 2018

By Nathan Vicar

(WOMC) The King Of Pop will be honored with his very own street in Detroit's theatre district. 

A stretch of Randolph Street between Madison Street and Gratiot Avenue will be renamed "Michael Jackson Avenue," the Detroit Free Press reported. A ceremony will be held on the site June 15 as part of the Detroit Music Weekend festival.

Last year, Detroit diva Aretha Franklin was honored when a portion of Madison Avenue was renamed "Aretha Franklin Way."

This year's festival will be headlined by the surviving Jacksons -- Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon. They will perform a free 75-minute set on Saturday, June 16 full of hits, paying homage to brother Michael "through use of revolutionary digital technology." 

They will also be bestowed a key to the city by Mayor Mike Duggan, according to the report. 

The Jackson Five have a deep history with the city having been signed to Motown in 1968 and recording the groups biggest hits during their seven-year stint with the label.

Being held June 14-17, the Detroit Music Weekend will also feature more than 500 performers on five stages during the Saturday program, including former Grand Funk Railroad frontman Mark Farner, Emmy-winning actor and recording artist Jeff Daniels and his son Ben Daniels' Band, and the Craig Brown Band. Full information is available at