Overtown Music and Arts Festival
Saturday, 07/19/2014 – 11:00 am – 07:00 pm
Overtown Business District
Overtown Business District,
NW 3rd Avenue between 9th & 11th Streets, Florida 33136
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The 4th annual Overtown Music and Arts Festival(formerly named Overtown Rhythm and Arts Festival), will take place in the heart of the Overtown Business District, NW 3rd Avenue between 9th & 11th Streets on Saturday, July 19, 2014. The event starts at 11am and is free and open to the public. The event has attracted thousands of attendees over the past three years, and plans to widen visitor demographics with its star-studded line up of musical artists headlined by Grammy-nominated Raheem Devaughn. Entertainment also includes live performances by Keke Wyatt, Case, Jaguar Wright, Teedra Moses, Deep Fried Funk Band, and Larry Dogg.
Once known as â€œMiamiâ€™s Little Broadwayâ€, Overtown previously hosted music greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and Aretha Franklin. In the past, the city was frequently visited by international guests seeking to enjoy the unique food, music and entertainment the â€œColored Townâ€ offered. Artistic and cultural celebrations allow a community to begin to understand the historic, cultural, economic, and social context of a community â€” an essential foundation for developing and enhancing sense of place. The Overtown Music and Arts Festival presents an opportunity to celebrate a rich heritage that the Overtown community provides to the landscape of South Florida.
The event will also include a Youth Zone presented by Teens Exercising Extraordinary Success (T.E.E.S) incorporating an educational health & wellness-component, fun fitness activities for toddlers to teens. HistoryMiami will curate youth activities related toÂ â€œUrban Artsâ€ and music inspired activities, including coloring activities and a book reading of â€œWhat is Hip Hop.â€
Another highlight includes Mavericks Tonsorial Parlor being transformed into a visual art exhibition showcasing the works of famed video director, Gil Green.Â The art exhibit will explore how images in pop culture are impressionable to the next generation.
Non-profit agencies involved in the event include: Animal Adoption by the Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department and the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida.
Sponsors include: City of Miami Commissioner Keon Hardemon, Southeast Overtown/Park West CRA, AMC Theaters, Comcast, T.E.E.S, Absolute Fit Life, RT Group, LLC and House of Wings.
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Vendors and sponsorship information please call Nikki Kancey at (786) 529-4586
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