Festivals & Fairs Miami-Dade County Performing Arts

2014 Overtown Music & Arts Festival

Overtown Music & Arts FestivalSaturday, July 19, 11am-7pm - Overtown Business District, NW 3rd Avenue between 8th & 11th Street, Miami

Overtown Music & Arts Festival formerly named Overtown Rhythm & Arts Festival, is featuring a star-studded line up of musical artists headlined by Grammy-nominated Raheem Devaughn. Entertainment includes live performances by Keke Wyatt, Case, Jaguar Wright, Teedra Moses, Sebastian Mikael, Deep Fried Funk Band and Larry Dogg. Once known as “Miami’s Little Broadway”, Overtown’s history includes performances by music greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and Aretha Franklin. the festival will also include a Youth Zone presented by Teens Exercising Extraordinary Success (T.E.E.S) incorporating an educational health & wellness-component and fun fitness activities for toddlers to teens. HistoryMiami will curate youth arts & crafts activities related to “Urban Arts,” as well as music-inspired activities. Another highlight includes the Mavericks Tonsorial Parlor being transformed into a visual art exhibition showcasing the works of famed video director Gil Green, whose “One More Jig” examines the frustrations felt by black actors relating to the negative portrayal and sterotypes in video, film and television. Admission is free.