Please make plans to join The Kentucky Center's ArtsReach program, River City Drum Corp, and the Office of Mayor Greg Fischer for Keepers of the Dream, a Community Arts Celebration of Dr. King's Vision, on Sunday, January 17, at The Kentucky Center (501 W. Main Street, Louisville 40202).
This event is free and open to the public, no RSVP or tickets required.
Pre-show entertainment will be provided by the Louisville Leopard Percussionists in The Kentucky Center lobby starting at 4pm.
The program starts in Whitney Hall at 5pm. Seating is general admission, first come, first served.
Post-show entertainment will be provided in the main lobby by the River City Drum Corps.
Keepers of the Dream, hosted by Eve Williams, will feature presentation of the Mayor's Freedom Award, ArtsReach Living the Vision Awards, Westerfield Tolbert's recitation of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech, along with dance, music, and spoken word performances.
The Freedom Award, first presented in 1987, recognized citizens that have dedicated their lives to promoting justice, peace, freedom, non-violence, racial equality, and civic activism.
Performing at the event are students from the ArtsReach Dance and Violin studios from Chestnut Street YMCA, Shively City Hall, Shawnee Arts and Cultural Center, WESTEC and West End School. Other featured artists are Ashley Cathey, Stephen Bright, Made New, AMPED, Keen Dance Theatre, RCDC Percussion Ensemble, Jreya Kyong, and Rickey Reynolds.
About The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
The mission of The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts is to lead and enrich the artistic, educational and economic vitality of the region by providing unparalleled programming and cultural events. The Center serves Kentucky through education and initiatives which expand and diversify audiences while enhancing their understanding, appreciation and support for the arts.
About The Kentucky Center's ArtsReach Program
Since 1991, The Kentucky Center's ArtsReach program has empowered community centers to program the arts, while nurturing diverse artists and audiences, engaging youth, and creating community through the arts.