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10 About Town: Martin Luther King Jr. Day events and celebrations in Knoxville

Activities throughout the week leading up to the national holiday will honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Knoxville will honor and celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with several events commemorating his life and legacy.

Sunday, Jan. 19

Night with the Arts Tribute: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

The tribute will feature the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and the Carpetbag Theatre. Singers, actors, dancers, poets and the MLK Holiday Choir will perform at the Tennessee Theatre.

The event is free and open to the public.

Monday, Jan. 20

MLK Prayer Breakfast: 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

The Green McAdoo Cultural Center is hosting a prayer breakfast at the Green McAdoo Recreation center. The free event will begin with breakfast at 8:30 a.m., and the prayer service will start at 9 a.m.

Memorial March Parade: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Line-up for the parade begins at 8:30 a.m. The parade will start at the Midway entrance to Chilhowee Park on North Beaman Street and end at Overcoming Believers Church on Harriet Tubman Street.

Onsite registration will be available on the day of the parade at Andrews Electric Services if you missed out on online registration.

Memorial Tribute Service: 11:45 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The tribute service will be held at the Overcoming Believers Church after the parade. There will be a presentation of community awards, and the celebration choir will sing. Civil rights icon Reverend Dr. Harold Middlebrook will serve as the keynote speaker for the service.

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