Sat 7/19: Overtown Music and Arts Festival

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Saturday, July 19, 2014
Overtown Music and Arts Festival
11am-7pm



Diverse blend of ingredients to celebrate the Heritage and Culture of Overtown:
Art, Music, Entertainment, Youth Zone, Food, Drinks
FREE and open to the public
Presented by Headliner Market Group, the Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and City of Miami Commissioner Keon Hardemon

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(TVOne R&B Divas, Case, Jaguar Wright, Teedra Moses, Sebastian Mikael, Deep Fried Funk Band, and Larry Dogg. 

Once known as “Miami’s Little Broadway”, 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 “Colored Town” offered. Artistic and cultural celebrations allow a community to begin to understand the historic, cultural, economic, and social context of a community — an essential foundation for developing and enhancing sense of place. The Overtown Music and Arts Festival presents an opportunity to celebrate the rich heritage that the Overtown community provides to the landscape of South Florida.

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