Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Nashville usually lasts almost two weeks and is full of related Martin Luther King, Jr. Day events. They range from a Celebration March to a night out at the Symphony.
- Let Freedom Ring Concert
The Annual Let Freedom Ring Concert is normally held on Sunday evening at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center (photos) with the Nashville Symphony. Let Freedom Ring is nearly 20 years old and is always booked solid and vouchers go fast so you had better get them early. This one-night-only event is free and offers plenty of performances, as they say "to remind us all of the inherent value of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
- Gordon Jewish Community Center
The Gordon Jewish Community Center will normally host a lunch and program Celebrating Martin Luther King Day.
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day March
Nashville's Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day March usually begins at around noon on Monday at Jefferson Street and following the march there's also normally a MLK day convocation scheduled at Tennessee State University.
- Along with the MLK March, the Interdenominational Minister's Fellowship MLK normally also hosts a series of other MLK celebrations in conjunction with several other organizations including TSU, Tennessee Jazz & Blues Society, and more. IMF normally runs events all week long.
- Scaritt Bennett Center
The Scaritt Bennett Center also offers their own Martin Luther events, every year that includes lectures and/or workshops all about Martin Luther King.
- Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University hosts this Commemorative Series that runs almost two weeks long and includes everything from films about Martin Luther King, Jr. to Lectures and Seminars- it's enough to make you dizzy.
- Discovery Center
On Monday, the Children's Museum at Discovery Center at Murfree Spring usually hosts a Free Admission day in honor of the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr. There's always plenty of special activities for the day.
- Lipscomb University
Lipscomb University also hosts some events that usually involve discussion panels, performances of poetry, acoustic music and more.
- Black History Month
Take a peek at what's happening this month and next in Nashville during Black History Month.
If I've missed a favorite Martin Luther King Day Celebration and you would like to see it added to the Nashville MLK Celebrations just e-mail me - Jan.