Jackson family to charge $250 & up for tickets to MJ memorial anniversary event

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 05: Jermaine Jackson, Joe Jackson and Katherine Jackson arrive for the hearing of Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray on April 5, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Murray is charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of pop singer Michael Jackson. The doctor was personal physician to Jackson when he died from an overdose of a powerful prescription sedative at the age of 50 on June 25, 2009. (Photo by Toby Canham/Getty Images)
On Friday we reported on a story about Jackson patriarch Joe planning a $300 million Michael Jackson “museum” in the family’s hometown of Gary, Indiana. There were also plans for an eventual hotel and casino that would use MJ’s memory as an excuse for Joe to keep the money flowing in endless construction projects and shady business deals.

Now that almost a year has passed since Michael’s untimely death, the Jackson family is going to celebrate the anniversary the only way they know how – by trying to make money off it. For tickets that start at just $250, fans can gain entrance into a musical celebration featuring as-of-yet unnamed acts that surely consist of Jackson family members and musicians represented by Joe’s record company. (The one he plugged in his first remarks following Michael’s death.)

Michael Jackson’s legacy continues to live on.

On the one-year anniversary of the King of Pop’s death, the Jackson Family Foundation will be presenting “Forever Michael,” a red carpet celebration event featuring performances honoring the late singer.

“The vision is to bring together Michael Jackson family members, celebrities, fans, supporters and the community to celebrate and honor his legacy,” says VoicePlate Productions, the company producing the June 26 event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

The party will be open to the public – $500 for VIP tickets and $250 for general admission can be purchased on VoicePlate.com.

[From People]

That’s precious that they formed a charity to make it look like the super steep ticket price was somehow a donation. The website for the event notes that “A portion of the proceeds for this event will benefit the Jackson Family Foundation.” I wonder what portion that will be, and what portion of the money in the “Jackson Family Foundation” goes toward paying the Jacksons’ steep salaries.

As we mentioned Friday, we still haven’t heard a word about that postponed multi-million dollar tribute concert that Jermaine announced and sold tickets to in Vienna. It was originally scheduled for last September but was then delayed until June. The website for the event is still blank. So now we have yet another concert planned by the Jacksons with artists that aren’t even announced and a ticket cost of $250-$500. How much do you want to bet that this one will be a colossal failure too?

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 05: Joe Jackson, father of pop icon Michael Jackson, leaves the Los Angeles Criminal Courts building for the court appearance of Dr. Conrad Murray on April 5, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Murray faces involuntary manslaughter charges in the death of the pop singer last June. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

38450, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - Wednesday March 10, 2010. Jermaine Jackson, wearing headphones, a long black overcoat and clean white boots, takes a stroll through London with his wife Halima Rashid. There has been recent rumors surrounding a Jackson 5 reunion tour in memory of Michael Jackson, with Janet Jackson replacing the King of Pop. Photograph: Ringo, PacificCoastNews.com

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  1. Green Is Good says:

    These people have NO SHAME.

  2. Moe says:

    this guy’s scams to profit off MJ is just gross. I hope MJ’s fans see thru this and boycott anything he does.

  3. Maritza says:

    I wonder how long will they be living off MJ’s memory. They are such leeches.

  4. bellaluna says:

    What is this, “How to Make a Living off the Dead” day? Disgusting!

  5. Green Is Good says:

    Between MJ and Gary Coleman, today should be “Exploit A Dead Guy” day.

  6. OXA says:

    Once again I think the attorneys for MJ’s estate will have something to say about the Jack-ho’s profiting off his licenced image.

  7. Kayleigh says:

    Really hope no one goes and that the city doesn’t have to pay for it again.

  8. canadianchick says:

    Classy…*rolls eyes*. I’m not an MJ fan but at least he’s free of his whacko family now. I feel for his kids, their lives are going to be messed with these people raising them.

  9. EMV says:

    Gary is practically a ghost town…please, these people have no shame

  10. andrea says:

    i hope his fans boycott this stuff (i know i will) and i hope some decent lawyers get in there and take ownership/control of his licensing rights so that the family can’t use his name anymore, or make money off of it.

  11. Ruffian9 says:

    Fu*k off Joe. You disgust me.

  12. Cakes says:

    Joe Jackson looks like a bull dog.

  13. jan says:

    My God, I have no appropriate name for this man’s actions. Could someone find some “VOLUNTEER” work for this man to do???????????