Annual MLK celebration, ‘Let Freedom Ring!’ set for Kennedy Center

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Georgetown University celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a free, ticketed musical tribute titled Let Freedom Ring! The annual program features Grammy –nominated Vanessa Williams and the Let Freedom Ring Choir led by Music Director Rev. Nolan Williams Jr., on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

Free tickets will be distributed up to two per person on a first-come, first-served basis at the entrance to the Hall of Nations, beginning at 4:30 p.m. on January 15. This program will also be live streamed on the Kennedy Center’s website at

Actress and singer Vanessa Williams is one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in entertainment today. Conquering musical charts, Broadway, music videos, television, and motion pictures, she has sold millions of albums worldwide and has achieved critical acclaim as an actress on stage, in film, and on television. Her albums The Right Stuff, The Comfort Zone, and The Sweetest Days earned multiple Grammy® nominations.


To attend the event, free tickets are required. Tickets will be distributed up to two (2) per person in line on a first-come, first-served basis, Beginning at 4:30 p.m. on January 15, 2018,  Tickets are based on reserved seats and are subject to availability. Please enter through the Hall of Nations. Overflow seating will be available at Millennium Stage North (near Eisenhower Theater) for patrons to view a simulcast of the performance. Note: Standard parking rates apply when attending free performances.




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