Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Denver
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Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy is commemorated in The Mile High City every January with what has grown to be one of the largest MLK Jr. Day celebrations in the U.S. — even larger than that of Washington, D.C.
MORE MLK JR. CELEBRATIONS
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
This free community concert of the Colorado Symphony will feature several special guest performers and honor recipients of the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award. Tickets will be available two weeks before the concert at the Colorado Symphony Box Office.
Friday–Sunday, January 18–20, 2019
Three prominent composers — Aaron Copland, Joseph Schwantner and Antonín Dvorák — reflect their observations of America from the Civil War to the civil rights movement. Actor Damon Gupton accompanies the Colorado Symphony as he brings the words of Abraham Lincoln and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to life.
Wednesday–Thursday, January 23–24, 2019
In this performance at the Lone Tree Arts Center, recording artist and motivational speaker Shaun Boothe looks at the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., along with fellow activists Muhammad Ali and Malala Yousafzai, through hip hop, rhyme and spoken word.