Jacob Barker Music Fest kicks off in downtown Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. — After raising more than $5,000 for St. Jude Hospital in the inaugural Jacob Barker Music Fest.

The Barker family is back putting on another free show in downtown Jackson. All with the goal of lending support to another West Tennessee family.

Friday was day one of the 2nd Annual Jacob Barker Music Festival in downtown Jackson.

Although Jacob lost his left eye after being diagnosed with cancer, the Barker family has made it their mission to give back to the organizations that supported them.

“Jacob got his wish granted last year, we went to Disney in Florida,” Ronnie Barker, Jacob’s father said. “We wanted to give another family the same vacation that we had.”

This year the music fest hopes to raise $8,000 to sponsor a Make-a-Wish child from West Tennessee.

Folks filled the amp for this musical party with a purpose. Nearly 30 acts are donating their talents and performing during this two day event.

“It’s just a wonderful event to raise money for a very good cause,” supporter Stacy Jones said. “We all need to support that every chance we get.”

“Cause it was so much fun last year and it got so much positive response,” supporter Randy Hall said. “And the money went to a good cause.”

With local vendors, free face painting and live music you can groove to, this music fest is a good time for the entire family.

“In Jackson, Tennessee, we have a lot of special events, but this one is a super special event,” Hall said.

“Help this wonderful cause,” Barker said. “Kids with cancer, I shouldn’t have to say anything else.”

Bands start playing Saturday at 11 a.m. and will go until 10:30 pm. Saturday the first 50 kids to the amp will win a free Easter basket.

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