Music Monday: James Brown Boston Garden '68

James Brown at Boston Garden 1968
Photo courtesy of the Alamo Drafthouse

Less than 24 hours after Martin Luther King's assassination, the city of Boston was in a state of turmoil. When James Brown arrived at the airport to play his already scheduled show he was warned that the mayor, fearing further unrest among the African American community, planned to cancel the show. Not only did the show go on at Brown's insistence, but public television station WGBH broadcast the whole thing. It's an incredible historical document and a fantastic performance by James Brown, who dedicated the show to Dr. King's memory and brought the raw emotions within himself and his community to a searing head.

Event Details


1.20.14 | 10:25 pm


320 E. 6th St.
Austin, TX 78701


Box Office Hours

Mon - Sun: 3pm - 12am

Ticket Info

Tickets: $5