Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance


Enjoy this slideshow of pictures from past celebrations!

A Radio Show Tribute

Each January the City of Irving holds a special event to recognize and appreciate the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  This annual observance takes place at the Irving Arts Center, and features a variety of music, dance and theatrical performances.

The 2017 event will feature a radio show tribute, including the news, pop culture, politics, sports and history of the 1960s.  The presentation will include a compilation of audio, video and live performances from leading vocal and performing artists.  It will also feature a call-in segment where pre-recorded listeners ask questions and excerpts of Dr. King's speeches provide answers and advice.

In addition to the sounds of the Beatles and Motown artists, attendees will experience performances by DBDT: Encore! (a Dallas Black Dance Theatre production) and All Funk Radio Show.
Become a Sponsor
Thousands of people from Irving and neighboring areas attend our annual festivities.  Support this community event and increase the visibility of your organization by becoming a sponsor.  For more information on becoming a sponsor, view our Sponsorship Packages (PDF) and contact The Sponsor Bureau at (214) 702-6411.

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