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Join The Kentucky Center’s ArtsReach program, River City Drum Corp and the Office of Mayor Greg Fischer for Keepers of the Dream, a Community Arts Celebration of Dr. King’s Vision.

The 7th annual Keepers of the Dream, hosted by poet Brandon B Shatter Harrison, will feature presentation of the Mayor’s Freedom Award, ArtsReach Living the Vision Awards, Westerfield Tolbert’s recitation of Dr. Martin Luther King, JR.’s speech, along with dance, music, and spoken word. The Freedom Award, first presented in 1987, recognizes citizens that have dedicated their lives to promoting justice, peace, freedom, non-violence, racial equality and civic activism.

Performances include ArtsReach Dance and Violin Studios from Chestnut Street YMCA, Shawnee Arts and Cultural Center, WESTEC and West End School. Other featured artists are Natya Kendra Dance Academy, Pennies & Roses, Made New, poet Alexis Meza, liturgical dancers Saved By Grace, and the River City Drum Corp Drum Line.

In addition to the performance and awards ceremony, the lobby will be busting with activity prior to the event pre-show entertainment by Louisville Leopard Percussionists and 13 exhibitors from local organizations. Following the main program, there will be a post-show celebration in the lobby featuring River City Drum Corps.



  • Location: The Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St – GET DIRECTIONS
  • Date: Sunday, January 15th @ 5:00 PM
    – Pre-show activities in the Main Lobby 4:00 PM-4:45 PM
  • Ages: All ages
  • Price: Free and open to the public, no tickets required.

*Artwork by Long Pham

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