The Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc. announced today that Garth Brooks, Joss Stone, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, and Queen Latifah have joined the all-star line up for The Dream Concert to benefit the building of the Memorial on the National Mall. Tickets for The Dream Concert, which will be held at Radio City Music Hall on September 18, 2007 at 8 p.m., go on sale to the public on Monday, July 30th at 9:00 a.m. Tickets are priced at $250, $500 and $1,000 and are available through TicketMaster phones and outlets and at www.ticketmaster.com. Go to www.thedreamconcert.com for more information.
Garth Brooks, Queen Latifah, Joss Stone and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds join the world’s top artists including Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Carlos Santana, Robin Thicke, Bebe Winans, Cece Winans and Jessye Norman for a once-in-a-lifetime concert. Whoopi Goldberg has joined as a special guest presenter and Grammy-award winner Alicia Keys, along with Oscar-winner Mira Sorvino, Petra Nemcova and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, are the newest additions to The Dream Concert Host Committee. Rickey Minor has signed on as Musical Director.
Tommy Hilfiger, Russell Simmons, Joel Horowitz, Quincy Jones, David Stern and Edgar Bronfman, Jr. are co-chairing The Dream Concert, a historic gathering of the top musicians in the country, as well as prominent figures from politics, sports and entertainment to benefit the building of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington, DC. Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis serve as the event’s artistic directors and Ben Affleck, Muhammad Ali, Angela Bassett, Jamie Foxx, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal, LaDainian Tomlinson, Kerry Washington and former Mayor David Dinkins are the previously announced Host Committee members. Al Roker will also appear during the concert as a special guest presenter.
The Dream Concert will embody the ideals of hope, love, democracy, and justice for which Dr. King stood. The concert will capture the essence of his lasting teaching by joining together musicians from across genre lines, featuring unique musical combinations not usually found on the same stage. The Memorial Foundation has already raised $81 million of the $100 million needed to complete and maintain the memorial, and this event will help secure the additional funds.
Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc.
A memorial honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be built on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The Memorial will be situated adjacent to the F.D.R. Memorial and in a direct line between the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials. Congress passed Joint Resolutions in 1996 authorizing Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. to establish a memorial honoring Dr. King to be built in Washington, DC. The Ceremonial Groundbreaking took place on November 13, 2006 and the Memorial is scheduled to be completed in 2008. Website: www.buildthedream.org.
Tickets to all concerts and events at Radio City Music Hall are available beginning on the first day of sale through Ticketmaster Charge By Phone and all Ticketmaster Outlets, and beginning on the second day of sale at the Radio City Music Hall Box Office. All tickets purchased for Radio City Music Hall events contain a Facility Charge. TicketMaster purchases are also subject to their service charge. The telephone number for the Radio City Music Hall Disabled Services department is (212) 465-6115 for tickets and information. The TicketMaster information and Charge by Phone number is (212) 307-4111. Tickets are available online at www.radiocity.com. Tickets are also available at the Madison Square and Beacon Theatre box offices. Special VIP ticket packages are available at