Saturday, June 23,11am-8pm – Historic Overtown District, N.W. 3rd Avenue between 9th & 11th Streets, Miami
The 2nd Annual Overtown Rhythm & Arts Festival, organized by volunteers and local leaders of the Overtown community, will celebrate the rich history of one of Miami’s earliest historically black communities. It’s the place where some of music’s biggest legends, such as Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday, performed and stayed. The Historic Overtown District will come alive once again for this one-day annual festival with local food, art, and entertainment. Appearing will be R&B legend Freddie Jackson, jazz and gospel star Jonathan Butler and singer Nicole Henry, along with local church choirs and school marching bands. Enjoy authentic BBQ and southern cooking, Caribbean cuisine and locally grown produce. Admission to the festival is free.