24th Annual MLK Unity Party @ Clock-Out Lounge

Party with purpose 🤴🏿


📅 Sunday, January 14th
⏰ 6 pm til late
🎟 $12 advance | $15 door 
📍 Clock-Out Lounge: 4864 Beacon Ave S, Seattle


Local radio station KEXP does Martin Luther King Jr. Day in a way that genuinely applauds his accomplishments—with a party! 

The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is visible in the civil rights movement. During this time, he helped pave the way toward a new future. One without segregation. One where discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin is prohibited. One where King’s dream, which he so famously shared in 1963 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, is closer to reality

King’s impact extends to even the music that brings us joy. So enter The 24th Annual Expansions MLK Unity Party at Clock-Out Lounge in Beacon Hill.

The event coincides with a live broadcast on KEXP, with DJ Supreme La Rock starting off with Sunday Soul. DJs RizBrit HansenKid HopsAlex, and Sharlese will close out with Expansions, a show with multiple hosts that mix genres. The night will be full of music, dancing—and looking at the musicians impacted by King. For instance, the song “Happy Birthday” by Stevie Wonder was about King, and it helped pass the bill that gave us MLK Day. 

“What could fit more perfectly
Than to have a world party on the day you came to be
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday…”

In honor of the sacrifices made by MLK, we celebrate his birth, life, and legacy, even though, as a nation, we still have work to do. So join the DJs of KEXP and the community in an all-out birthday extravaganza. Heads-up: This party typically sells out in advance! Get tickets now if you want to go. 

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Patheresa Wells

Patheresa Wells is a Black/Persian, Pansexual, Polyamorous Poet (so many Ps) and writer living in Seatac. An aspiring comic, you can catch her cracking jokes at open mics around the area. In her free time, she likes to imagine what she’d do with free time and feed her backyard crows cuz they’re silly. Follow her on Twitter @PatheresaWells.