Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute

The 38th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute will take place on
Sunday, January 20, 2019, 3:00-4:30 PM at Ted Mann Concert Hall.

  • 38th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute

2019 Program

The 38th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute will take place on Sunday, January 20, 2019, 3:00-4:30 PM at Ted Mann Concert Hall.

This year's event will be led by conductor and former University of Minnesota School of Music student G. Phillip Shoultz, III.

This annual concert is free of charge and open to the general public; no advance tickets or reservations are required.

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Background

Professor Reginald BucknerWhen the tribute began at the University of Minnesota in the early 1980s, it was the only event of its kind in Minnesota. The late Reginald Buckner, a professor in the School of Music—and an accomplished performer, composer, and educator—founded the concert at the University and began a tradition of celebrating the life and accomplishments of Rev. Dr. King through the performing arts.

Professor Buckner's death in 1989 left the University with an inspiring legacy. The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute is now a joint program of the University of Minnesota’s Office for Equity and Diversity and the School of Music. It is one of the University's signature diversity events and remains free and open to the public.

You can view a summary of the MLK Jr. Tribute performers and guests over the years.

Free & open to the public

Request Accommodation

To request a disability-related accommodation (please allow two weeks advance notice), contact Ralph Blanco at rblanco@umn.edu or 612-625-8680.

Other MLK Events in MN

29th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast
Monday, January 21, 2019 - 7:00 AM
Keynote: Don Lemon, Emmy Award-Winning news anchor and journalist, host of "CNN Tonight."

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park Celebration
Monday, January 21, 2019
11 am-2 pm: Powderhorn Recreation Center
3-4 pm: Central Gym
6:30-7:30 pm: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center

Keynote presentation and live entertainment

MLK Celebrations at Powderhorn Park
TBD (check website for details)
Activities for youth, entertainment, food, performances and activities.

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