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McKibbin Media Group Announces 3rd Annual K105.3 Fall Fest & Chili Classic

September 15, 2023

Photo of 2022 Fall Festival and Chili Classic

McKibbin Media Group (MMG) has announced that all musical performers for the 3rd annual K105.3 Fall Fest & Chili Classic, held in downtown Jackson, Mich. on Saturday, September 30, will be locally sourced from the mid-Michigan area.

On the K105.3 Stage sponsored by Harvest Solar and Pro DJs, at the corner of Michigan Ave. and Mechanic St., will be Big L & Code Blu, the Jacktown Hustlers, and Kung Fu Diesel. On the Power Cow Stage at Bucky Harris Park sponsored by Monster Motors, Kari Holmes, Kay Harper & Cezaar Wade, and Sadie Bass from NBC’s The Voice will be performing acoustic sets.

“We secured some great music acts in the past, but felt that localizing the music more would put a different spin on the event. Supporting local artists and their music is something we take great pride in doing,” MMG President and Owner Katina McKibbin said. “We’ve been able to feature many of the artists performing at the Fall Fest on our local radio airwaves and will continue to do so in the future. It’s important we support local talent from our state.”

The Fall Fest and Chili Classic opens to the public at Noon on Sept. 30 with vendors in the streets and a free kids’ kingdom. The kids’ kingdom will feature a variety of family-friendly activities at Horace Blackman Park courtesy of the Jackson Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and Rivertree Church.

The Chili Classic will be held on Michigan Ave. between S. Jackson and Mechanic St. A Chili tasting wristband is $5.00 to purchase beginning at noon, and tasting opens up at 2:00 p.m. MMG recommends arriving sooner than later as the chili is extremely popular and runs out quickly. Dozens of local businesses are participating by preparing at least 10 gallons of chili from scratch on site, and even a few preparing salsa as well, which is almost as fun to watch as it is to taste and vote.

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