A Michael Jackson benefit concert is reportedly being held August 29 at the Palms, on what would have been Jackson’s 51st birthday.
Talent planned will “run the gamut from cast member of current shows on the Strip to the big guys, along with some bands,” according to Las Vegas “Jersey Boys” star Erich Bergen.
All proceeds will go to the VH1 Save the Music Foundation, with a focus on music education in Nevada public schools.
The event will be held in The Pearl, the Palms’ 2,500-seat concert venue.
A Twitter feed has also been set up @VegasLovesMJ for fans who want to keep up with the latest developments.
Meanwhile, Las Vegas KVBC-TV, Channel 3 entertainment reporter Alicia Jacobs reported Saturday, citing an informed source, that Jackson’s body has been moved out of music producer Berry Gordy’s crypt to an undisclosed location.
Jacobs also confirmed that Jackson’s brother, Jermaine, could be meeting with Wynn Las Vegas executives this week to discuss a show featuring most of the Jackson 5.