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#musicMLK


make music together

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#musicMLK


make music together

#musicMLK happens each January on the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend.

Music has a unique power to unite people from all walks of life.

Each year, #musicMLK encourages musicians and music lovers to co-create participatory events in their communities, with a special emphasis on engagement with isolated populations like hospitalized children, veterans, the elderly, the homeless, and others who are in need. 

 

Music Action Map: Click above to learn about events that music organizers hosted in 2016

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how to serve


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how to serve


Here are 7 ways to make #musicMLK happen in your community. What ideas do you have?

 

Also download our song list and event planning guide!

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the backstory


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the backstory


The first #musicMLK: January 17, 2011 in Oakland, CA

#musicMLK began in 2011 when MusicianCorps, a nonprofit social enterprise organized a "day of song and service" on the MLK holiday. People came together in Oakland, CA to learn and play Lean On Me. The day went so well, MusicianCorps decided to host the event annually.

In 2014, events were held in three cities. One year later, the event grew to fifty cities. Our plan for #musicMLK is to reach 150 cities in 2016! A team of volunteers is helping us organize and promote #musicMLK  – and you can join us.

Why MLK Day?

Martin Luther King Day is a national day of service on which Americans in all fifty states volunteer in their communities. People of all backgrounds serve on MLK Day every year, and musicians should get involved too! Music has a unique power to bring people together and transcend social barriers. We can't think of a better day for music, or a better way to celebrate Dr. King. 

Check out highlights from years past by clicking on the links below!

2015    2014    2013    2012    2011

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get involved!


Take the challenge. Become a #musicMLK music organizer. 

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get involved!


Take the challenge. Become a #musicMLK music organizer. 

STEP 1
Find a band or artist that wants to make an impact through music during the #musicMLK weekend. Maybe it's you! 

STEP 2
Choose a service site (e.g., children's or veterans hospitals, schools, elderly homes, farmer's markets, public parks)

STEP 3
Let us know! We'll put your event on the map. 

STEP 4
Challenge your friends to get involved too!

 
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Want to help in another way? For sponsorships, donations, and other ideas, contact us at contact@musiciancorps.org