"I Have a Dream!" 50th
2013 will mark the 50th anniversary of one
of the most moving and poignant events of the last
century – the delivery of the “I Have a Dream” speech on
the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The words of Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. have inspired millions across
the world since they day they were spoken on August 8,
To commemorate this historic speech, and this pivotal
time in American History, Outstanding bands, choirs and
orchestras from across the country will be invited to
join us in Washington, DC. The American Musical
Salute to Freedom, Commemorating the 50th
Anniversary of “I Have a Dream” will take place
beginning in March, 2013, and will continue through
August of next year.
Performances will be staged on the plaza of the
Lincoln Memorial – the very same memorial in which
Dr. King stood 50 years ago. Following their
performance, every group will have the opportunity to
visit the beautiful new MLK Memorial.
While in DC, groups will have the opportunity to tour
and experience many of the attractions that make our
Nation's Capital great. From the majesty of its
marble and granite Monuments and Memorials, to the
contents of its displays and artifacts in the museums,
Washington DC provides an experience that brings lessons
learned in the classroom to life. There is truly
no place like DC in the world, and we hope you and your
group will take advantage of this experience of a
Official Event Dates: March 15-18, 2013; April
18-21, 2013; May 2-5, 2013
Click here for a sample tour schedule.