January 15 | 3:00 PM Pacific
The Kennedy Center
The Kennedy Center and Georgetown University celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with the free, ticketed musical tribute Let Freedom Ring! The annual program, part of the free daily performance series on the Millennium Stage, features Grammy® and Tony®–nominated performer Vanessa Williams and the Let Freedom Ring Choir led by Music Director Rev. Nolan Williams Jr. Georgetown University will present the 16th Annual John Thompson Jr. Legacy of a Dream Award to Steve Park, Executive Director and Founder of Little Lights Urban Ministries. The annual award is given by Georgetown University to an international or local individual who exemplifies the spirit of Dr. King. Little Lights works with families living in the Potomac Gardens, Hopkins, and Benning Terrace public housing communities, providing a diverse range of programs focused on academic, spiritual, and economic empowerment, as well as racial justice.
January 16 | 9:00 AM Pacific
Music City Roots & WMOT Roots Radio
Wired In is a monthly series produced by WMOT Roots Radio 89.5, a listener-supported,
100,000-watt public radio station located on the campus of Middle Tennessee State
University (MTSU) in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Presented by WMOT in conjunction with
MTSU’s College of Media and Entertainment, the series is held at 3rd & Lindsley,
Nashville, located in the heart of downtown Nashville. Each episode of Wired In will
feature a performance from a high-profile Americana artist or band who will also
participate in a Q&A with WMOT program director Jessie Scott. The production crew for
Wired In will be staffed with students and alumni of MTSU’s College of Media and
Entertainment. Today’s performers include Margo Price and Darrin Bradbury.
January 16 | 5:00 PM Pacific
Brooklyn Bowl NY / Relix
Oteil Burbridge will perform his solo material with a group of friends this Tuesday at the Brooklyn Bowl in New York. Burbridge will be joined by Jerry Garcia Band leader Melvin Seals, WOLF!/Joe Russo’s Almost Dead guitarist Scott Metzger, John Kadlecik, Jay Lane and more. After performing a few solo shows, Burbridge will join back up with Dead & Company in February for their new ‘Playing in the Sand’ destination event, as well as their rescheduled shows in New Orleans, Sunrise, Fla. and Orlando, Fla.
January 17 | 10:00 AM Pacific
KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic / VuHaus
The city of Los Angeles played a big part in the creation of Jim James’ second solo album Eternally Even. The My Morning Jacket frontman explores the state of the world in a contemplative set of songs with his signature soul, funk and a splash of weirdness. We experience it with a live set from the Village Studios, streaming on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic and VuHaus.
January 18 | 4:00 PM Pacific
Backstory Events & Guitar World
Join us for a unique opportunity to be part of the live online audience for this intimate conversation and preview performance with Umphrey’s McGee. Backstory Events will talk about their latest milestone album, it’s not us, that was just released on January 12, and much more. Featuring a long-form interview, short performance, and an opportunity for audience questions, Umphrey’s McGee will be interviewed by New York Times best-selling author and journalist Alan Paul. The event is part of the BackStory Events online series and will be live streamed by Guitar World magazine. Don’t miss it!
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