2011 Martin Luther King Jr Day Events

2011 Martin Luther King Jr Day Events

2011 Martin Luther King Jr Day Events

Saturday, January 15, 2011
MLK Memorial and Wreath Laying Celebration
Free event held in Marshall Park to commemorate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Saturday, January 15, 2011 | Time: 10am | Cost: Free
Location: Marshall Park at the Statue | 800 East Third Street, Charlotte, NC

MLK Parade
Come celebrate the life and legacy on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The parade will start at 11:00 a.m. The route goes from 9th and Tryon Streets to 3rd and Davidson Streets.
Saturday, January 15, 2011 | Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: 9th St and Tryon St to MLK St and Tryon St

Sunday, January 16, 2011
Charlotte Symphony
The Charlotte Symphony and A Sign of the Times of the Carolinas present a free program honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, January 16th at the Historic Excelsior Club. “Going Through Changes,” will play three musical styles: classic, Jewish klezmer tradition and jazz. For more information, visit:

Legacy Concert @ Knight Theater
This moving tribute of narration, music, and dance reflects on Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement of America in the 60’s that sparked a nationwide spirit of reflection and change. The concert features Award Winning, Grammy Nominated Singer, Songwriter and Producer KELLY PRICE and is conducted by WILLIAM CUMMINGS II, CEDRIC MEEKINS and MARCUS GRAHAM. All proceeds from the concert benefit the Elwood-Edna Foundation for Youth Health. Sunday, January 16, 2011
Time: 7:30pm Tickets: $18.50 & up
430 S. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC

Monday, January 17, 2011
Martin Luther King Prayer Breakfast
The McCrorey YMCA celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday with a breakfast that joins people of all walks of life together for thanksgiving, selflessness and rededication to the ideals for which Dr. King stood. Dr. Ronald L. Carter, President of Johnson C. Smith University, is the keynote speaker.
Monday, January 17, 2011 | Time: 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM | Cost: $35
Location: The Westin Hotel | 601 South College Street, Charlotte, NC

MLK Day at the Gantt Center: “Bridging the Gap: Rhythms, Rhymes and Race in America,” presents a free full day open to the public, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Gantt Center on Monday, January 17th. There will be workshops and films all day long. At noon, Yewande Austin, will introduce children to music from around the globe, which was influenced by American Civil Rights freedom songs. Those who have participated will be invited to join Yewande onstage at 3 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Auditorium at the Knight Theater to share what they have learned. Gantt exhibits will be open for viewing.
551 South Tryon St, Charlotte, NC

The Levine Museum of the New South
The museum will be open from 10am to 4pm January 17th. There will be free admission and free parking all day. The “COURAGE: The Carolina Story That Changed America,” exhibit will be open for visitors. For more information, visit:

City of Charlotte MLK National Holiday Celebration
Free event held in recognition of the MLK National Holiday. The CMS Arts and Writing Contest winners will be recognized and awarded scholarships for their outstanding writing and artistic abilities. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Medallion Award and Keeper of the Dream Award presentations will be made. Joan Higginbotham, the third African American female to fly in space to the International Space Station is this year’s MLK National Holiday Celebration keynote speaker.
January 17, 2011 | Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm | Cost: Free
Location: Halton Theater CPCC Uptown | 1206 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Worship Celebration
Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. worship celebration. Guest preacher – Pastor Celeste Hicks, Refreshing Springs of Living Water Church in Fort Mills, SC Guest psalmist – Tanya Bennett youth mime, dancers, recitations, etc.
January 17, 2011 | Time: 12:00pm | Cost: Free
Location: Doers of the Word Christian Fellowship Church | 10660 South Tryon St, Charlotte, NC

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