The University of Minnesota will host the 31st annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Concert, featuring Committed, winners of NBC’s The Sing-Off.
University of Minnesota to host 31st annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Concert featuring Committed Jan. 15
MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (12/14/2011) —The University of Minnesota will host the 31st annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Concert, featuring Committed, winners of NBC’s The Sing-Off, and Larry Long, with musical guests Tonia Hughes, Billy Peterson and Billy Steele from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15. The concert will take place at Ted Mann Concert Hall, 2128 4th St. S., Minneapolis.
The program honors Martin Luther King, Jr. and Reginald Buckner, founder of the MLK Concert.
When the University of Minnesota's Martin Luther King, Jr. Concert began more than 30 years ago, it was the only tribute of its kind in Minnesota. The late Reginald Buckner, School of Music professor and an accomplished performer and composer, founded the concert and began the tradition of celebrating the life and accomplishments of King through the performing arts. After Buckner’s death in 1989, the University continued to honor Buckner’s memory and artistic genius by carrying on the inspiring legacy of this annual program. The Martin Luther King Celebration is now a joint program of the University of Minnesota’s Office for Equity and Diversity and School of Music.
The concert is free and open to the public; no advance tickets or reservations are required.