2018 is a milestone, and not a happy one, in remembering the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. It was 50 years ago that an assassin's bullet killed the civil rights leader in Memphis.
But Monday January 15th is not for mourning, it is for celebrating the birthday and life of Dr. King.
Ashland hosts one of the larger celebrations, often playing to overflow crowds.
Cassie Fetty is the director and curator of the event, one of several planned for the region.