Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis on Wednesday, Oct. 14, beginning at 7 p.m., at the Anderson-Connell Alumni Center, 198 College Hill Road, on the Hamilton College campus. No phone reservations will be accepted.
Tickets are free but must be presented at the concert to gain admission. Tickets are limited to two per person. Distribution will continue until all tickets are gone.
King's concert will begin at 8 p.m. in the Margaret Bundy Scott Field House; doors will open at 6 p.m.
In anticipation of a capacity crowd for the event, the college also announced special parking and shuttle bus plans. The college will provide shuttle bus service from parking lots on campus, the Skenandoa Golf Club on Norton Avenue and the Clinton Central School parking lot (Elm Street). Shuttle service will begin at 6 p.m. Security officers will be stationed at key intersections on campus to direct visitors. Return shuttle service will begin immediately following the concert.
King's appearance marks the fifth in the Great Names at Hamilton Series, but the first by an artist. Previous Great Names events have included lectures by Colin Powell, Mary Matalin and James Carville, and Nobel Prize winners Elie Wiesel and F.W. deKlerk.