It’ll be a two-hour event with karaoke versions of Jackson’s music and a costume contest.
Zephanii Smith with the local NAACP is organizing the event. She says it’s important for Central Valley residents to join in mourning the pop legend.
“I think the saddest thing is that so many people in Northern California are glued to their television sets, at work, at school, wherever they are watching it. And the last thing we wanted was to have people to feel like they’re so far away from it. If people are moved, they have somewhere to go.”
She says people can also sign a poster of Jackson that’ll be delivered to his gravesite.
Tuesday's memorial starts at 6 PM. It’ll be at Dean De Carli Waterfront Square in Downtown Stockton.