The Victory Theatre & Evansville African American Museum Present: Beyond The Mountain Top-A

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The Victory Theatre & Evansville African American Museum Present: Beyond The Mountain Top-A Community Celebration of Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

January 11th, 2024

Beyond the Mountain Top promises to be a powerful celebration of Dr. King’s legacy and the ongoing fight for equality and justice. The concert will kick off a series of community events from locations around the city which will include many community partners. 

“Well, I don’t know what will happen now. We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it doesn’t matter to me now, because I’ve been to the mountaintop, and I don’t mind. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will, and He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. I’ve looked over and I’ve seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the Promised Land!” – MLK Jr.

Inspired by his famous speech “I Have Been to the Mountain Top”, this performance of unity reaches to inspire our community to rise up and celebrate Dr. King’s legacy as well as the legacy of our own local African-American heroes. The Evansville African American Museum will present segments about Evansville’s history and our local past and present trailblazers. In addition, the historic Victory stage will showcase for the first time Evansville’s talented music groups with the sounds of R&B, Soul, Jazz and Funk. Featured artists will include DJ Chidi, Georgia Funkadelic, BG3, Gina Moore with Bob Green and Monte Skelton, and Dekar & the Bodyguards. The afterparty will be a 7 Mile Lounge and anyone with a show ticket will enter for free. 

The Evansville African American Museum tells the stories of local black histories from 1820 to the present. “We collaborate with other organizations to share the contributions of African Americans I the city of Evansville, in Indiana, the United States, and the world as we celebrate the contributions of all African Americans.” The Evansville African American Museum is a place for meeting, learning, celebration, and discovery. The EAAM sits on the former location of the Lincoln Gardens housing development dedicated by Eleanor Roosevelt in 1937 at 579 South Garvin Steet. 

The EAAM will also be accepting sponsorships for the show and donations for their continuing work at the museum. Sponsorship opportunities and donations will benefit the museum. For more information contact Lori Gregory at admin@evvaam.org. A day of service will follow on Saturday, January 13th at the CK Newson Center.

Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased through the Ford Center Ticket office & Ticketmaster.com.

Interviews are currently being set up to bring awareness about the event. If interested in an on-air or pre-recorded interview, please reach out to Megan Smith at msmith@fordcenter.com for scheduling.