Vasti Jackson plays at the Blues on the Grand series Thursday at Gillespie Marketplace, located at Shiawassee Street and Grand Avenue. The show opens with a set from Six Hands Down at 6 p.m.; Jackson takes the stage at 7 p.m.

The series, sponsored by WMMQ-FM, continues with Jimmy Thackery on July 8; Big Bill and the Blues Ambassadors and Homemade Jamz on July 22; Stan Budzynski and the Third Degree and Sonny Moorman on July 29; Frog and the Beeftones and Carl Weathersby on Aug. 5; and Kathleen Bolthouse and Joanne Shaw Taylor on Aug. 12.

All shows are free. For more information, visit