812.323.3020 114 E Kirkwood Ave. Bloomington, IN 47408
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Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration

Presented by: City of Bloomington

Where: Buskirk-Chumley Theater


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Mayor John Hamilton invites the community to attend the 2022 City of Bloomington Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration, Monday, Jan. 17 in the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood Ave. The celebration begins with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by the program at 7. The 7 p.m. event will include remarks by Hamilton, members of the MLK Commission, and others. The theme is “The Challenge of Action and the Challenges of Action” featuring keynote speaker Dr. Eddie Cole.

Musical and dance performers will include the Indiana University African American Choral Ensemble, directed by Dr. Raymond Wise, ​ and Jacobs School of Music Ballet Department students and faculty. Volunteers who participated in “A Day ON! Not A Day Off” will be recognized, and the winner of the Commission’s Legacy Award will be announced.  The reception at 6 p.m. will feature light refreshments. Both the formal program and reception are free and open to the public.

Doors open at 6pm for this free un-ticketed event. The estimated length of the show is 2 hours. Wearing a mask is required indoors in Monroe County. Vaccine verification or negative covid test results within 48 hours required to enter the venue. COVID Policy FAQ.

The Venue

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114 East Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47408

Owned by the City of Bloomington, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater is operated by BCT Management, Inc., a private non-profit organization. This theater, located one block east of the Courthouse Square, seats 600 with an orchestra level and a balcony. Concessions and items purchased from BLU Boy Cafe may be taken into the auditorium.

Restrooms, concessions, the box office, and the orchestra-level seats are all wheelchair accessible. Special seats are reserved for those using wheelchairs, which can be purchased via the box office at 812.323.3020. Street, lot, and garage parking is available across downtown Bloomington.

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The Promoter

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401 North Morton St
Bloomington, IN 47404

The City of Bloomington is Bloomington, Indiana’s local government body. They host events and create programs for the benefit of the Bloomington community.

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