How to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Music City

Nashville's calendar is filled with events to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 15-20 @ Throughout Nashville
Nashville Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Interdenominational Ministers Fellowship, or IMF, is hosting many events to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. including service projects, a march, and more. Just to name a few events, they are going to have the Martin Luther King Jr. Labor Breakfast on January 15, Youth Symposium on January 18, the Martin Luther King Jr. Day March and Convocation on January 20, and more.

January 17 @ Fisk Memorial Chapel
Fisk University

Fisk University will have a special ceremony to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from 10am-12pm.

January 17-20
Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt invites you to join more than 400 students across the city of Nashville in a day of action and reflection as the contributions of Martin Luther King, Jr. in seeking justice and challenging the discourse on civil (dis)obedience are honored.

January 17-24 @ Belmont University
Belmont University

Belmont University is presenting various events to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. To name a few, there will be a Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast on January 17, Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on January 18, Candlelight Vigil on January 20, a movie discussion on "Amazing Grace" on January 23, and more.

January 18 & 21 @ Lipscomb University
Lipscomb University

Student volunteers from all over Nashville plan to participate in a Martin Luther King Jr. Joint Day of Service, on January 18, to continue the dream of Martin Luther King Jr. The theme will be "Sit-Ins @ 60: Students. Action. Justice" to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Nashville lunch counter sit-ins. In addition, Lipscomb University will host a special Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner inside their George Shinn Center on January 21. The focus will be progress and the guest speakers will be Bill Lee McCleskey, Dr. Lauren Waller, and Sherron Burgess.

January 19 @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Let Freedom Sing

For more than 25 years, the Nashville Symphony has hosted this concert honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The orchestra will perform a mix of spirituals, popular songs, and classical music honoring the triumphs of the Civil Rights Movement.

Ongoing @ Nashville Downtown Library
The Civil Rights Collection

The collection at the Nashville Public Library features black & white photos from the Civil Rights era in Nashville and a circular table in the center of the room representing the lunch counters of Nashville - locations of many sit-in protests that fueled the Civil Rights Movement.