It's going to be a lively weekend in Salem, IL, as the town kicks off its 6th annual Days Fest. More than 18 states will be represented at the three-day event, says festival chairman and vice-president Barbara Schooner. Steve Blackwood (Bart) will perform at a blues/jazz concert Friday evening. Fans can catch Blackwood, Arianne Zuker (Nicole) and Austin Peck (Austin), who is stepping in for Bryan Datillo (Lucas), at the free outdoor festival on Sat. 16. Jason Cook (Shawn-Douglas) and Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe) round out the weekend with appearances on Sun. Sept 17. Lorraine Zenka, author of Days of Our Lives: The Complete Family Album and Days of Our Lives: A Tour Through Salem, will be on hand to sign copies of her books on both days. "There's a lot of activites, raffles, look-alike contests, auctions and autographed items from studios available," promises Schooner. For last-minute information, call 618-548-0878…. Since leaving the GH canvas, Jonathan Jackson (ex-Lucky) has been flexing his acting muscle, starring in the new independent film True Rights with his brother, Richard Jackson (ex-Jason, Ally McBeal). But Jonathan has also been perfecting his craft behind the camera. He and his brother have completed Crystal Clear, a short film the two penned, directed, produced and starred. The eighteen-minute drama, which explores the crumbling world of a young alcoholic, premiered at the Brooklyn Film Festival in New York last week. "The movie is about this guy Vincent (William Rotunno) who chooses vodka over his friends and family," explains Jonathan, "and the difference of how he acts when he's around people versus when he's alone." Crystal Clear also features current GH faces. Maurice Benard (Sonny) stars as Vincent's estranged brother and Tava Smiley (Chloe) as Vincent's girlfriend. Says newcomer Rotunno of the brothers' directorial debut, "They really did a great job. They had it so mapped out, there wasn't a bump in the road." Look for a full exclusive with Jonathan and Richard in the next Soap Q&A….Don't miss a minute of Passions! Due to Olympic coverage, Passions will air at these times in the following markets: KRON San Francisco at 1:00 p.m; WKYC in Cleveland at 2:00 p.m.; WTHR Indianapolis at 3:00 a.m.; WNCN Raleigh at 12 noon; WLEX Lexington at 2:00 p.m. and WSLS Roanoke at 4:00 a.m.