Peter Harper and his Detroit band “Midwest Kind” are the headline performers at Jackson How Bazaar, Saturday and Sunday, August 1 and 2 in Downtown Jackson. The band takes the main stage at 8pm Saturday for a free concert on the main stage at the corner of Jackson and Pearl Streets.An amalgamation of blues, soul and world music, Australian singer/ songwriter Peter D. Harper creates a heady mix of roots music through his creative use of the harmonica, and the haunting drone of the didgeridoo. By combining traditional and modern influences, borrowing from Western and World music, Harper has created a highly original take on the roots genre which many have labeled “World Blues”. Harper has received 14 x Blues/ World Music Awards in the USA, United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada. Other acts throughout the two day festival include Jason Peek, Ian Stewart, Kev Nichols & Blue Tuesday, HarmoNyck, Herbie Russ, Trent Harris and Ed Dupas.
More than a dozen restaurants are participating, along with an artist fair, children’s games, Michigan’s largest squirt gun fight and beer and wine tasting.
Hours are Saturday from 10am to 10pm. The Squirt Gun fight will begin the weekend of festivities. Sunday hours are 11am to 5pm.
Jackson’s How Bazaar is sponsored by the Midtown Association of Jackson. A complete schedule of events, listing of artists and performance schedules can be found at the How Bazaar website.