After months of tedious planning, the Music Hall’s Detroit Music Weekend kicked off on Friday with a lavish gala under a big-top tent erected adjacent to the historic theater. A sold-out crowd of nearly 300 people shelled out $1,000 each to attend the VIP opening party, which featured an outstanding fashion show produced by Ina Levinson from Saks Fifth Avenue, a delicious multicourse dinner from Andiamo, and some pretty impressive performances from local stars (such as Elijah J, Alise King, Beth), saluting the famous Jackson family and their iconic music. The remaining four Jackson 5 brothers were on hand –Jackie, Jermaine, Tito and Marlon – who ate, danced, and took photos with guests all night. For some, hanging with the Jacksons that night, tickled many childhood fantasies. “Marlon was my teenage crush,” admitted Ascension Health Vice President Janice Cosby. There were some technical difficulties throughout the evening (and from what we hear, throughout the whole music weekend), but overall it was a fun event. More than $650,000 was raised for the festival the following day and Music Hall’s Performing arts education.