JACKSON, MI - Officials with the Jackson Downtown Development Authority are very excited about the turnout at events downtown this summer now that attendance records are being set - most recently with the June 24 Cruise In car show.
Officials registered more than 400 classic cars and roughly 2,500 people at the most recent show.
“It’s great to see so many people come downtown and enjoy our events,” DDA Director Nate Mack said. “They’re really a summer staple, and it’s nice to have new streets and sidewalks to enjoy on top of everything else.”
Mack said the city of Jackson’s commitment to redeveloping the city’s core has likely helped spur the record turnout at events downtown.
“Everyone’s enjoying the new streets, sidewalks, landscaping and of course the new Horace Blackman Park,” DDA Assistant Kaiti McDonough said. “Jammin’ In Jackson, a summer evening concert series also kicked off in the park on June 24.”
The DDA’s Cruse In car show is set for the fourth Friday of every month through September in downtown Jackson.
Jammin’ In Jackson will host Harper and Midwest Kind, Act III, Leisure Machine, One Love Reggae Band and Kevin Nichols and Blue Tuesday on July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, respectively. Concerts are free to the attend and occur from 6-8 p.m. at the park.
Sponsors include CP Federal Credit Union and the Michigan Theatre of Jackson.
For more information, check out the DDA Facebook page here.