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University of Minnesota School of Music Presents

The 38th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Concert

1/20/19, 3:00 PM

About this event

A not to be missed multi-disciplinary celebration intermixing the words of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with musical performances. Featuring local artists curated by U of M alumnus G. Phillip Shoultz, III of VocalEssence. 

Featuring: VocalEssence Singers Of This Age; Ginger Commodore; Jacob Dodd; Brian A. Grandison; Tazha Buckner; Tracey Buckner; Karla Nweje; Chadwick “Niles” Phillips; Atosha Rypa; U of M student brass ensemble; Harry Waters, Jr.; and a special appearance by Minneapolis Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins. Learn more on the Office for Equity and Diversity website.

When 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.

This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not necessary, seating is general admission and available on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Convenient parking is available at the University's 19th Avenue and 21st Avenue parking ramps; you must pay a fee to park in these ramps.

Event Location
  • Ted Mann Concert Hall
  • 2128 Fourth Street South
  • Minneapolis MN
  • USA