Estelle, Jeremih, Eric Benet & more to perform at all day festival on Saturday, July 23rd
Headliner Market Group (HMG), City of Miami Commission Chairman Keon Hardemon, and the Southeast Overtown / Park West Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) proudly announce the return of the Overtown Music & Arts Festival (OMAF). The annual street festival will take place Saturday, July 23, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the heart Overtown’s Business District on NW 3rd Avenue between 9th & 11th streets and is free to the general public.
OMAF has once again selected Grammy nominated talent to grace the festival’s main stage. The entertainment lineup features an eclectic mix of musical styles that includes R&B neo-soul singer Eric Benet, British singer and songwriter Estelle, R&B songstress Kelly Price, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Ameriie, R&B artists Carl Thomas, Jeremih, Jon B along with Tito Puente, Jr. (son of the legendary Mambo King Tito Puente) bringing Latin Jazz and Afro-Caribbean rhythms. Local artists including, Samara, Sensere, Ronnie VOP, J-Shin, Jody Hill & Deep Fried Funk Band will also perform at this year’s festival.
In addition to the music, six local artists will showcase their creativity by designing Live Art pieces on site in the Art Den, including a live art mural installation by Miami-native artist, Danielle Myers. Original works of art will also be available for purchase. Festivalgoers can also visit local Overtown businesses and vendors who will be on hand showcasing artwork, ethnic cuisine, food trucks, unique crafts, jewelry, clothing, and more.
The festival will also include Teens Exercising Extraordinary Success (T.E.E.S.) Youth Zone, presented by the Green Family Foundation. Activities within the Youth Zone will include DIY arts where children can create their own t-shirts, hats, jewelry and more, fitness activities/competitions, bounce houses, a multi-lingual story time tent, live cooking demonstrations, and more. The Youth Zone stage will feature performances by the Miami Girls Choir, Young Lyric from Jermaine Dupri’s Lifetime television show, The Rap Game. DJ Chipman will also be on hand performing every child’s favorite hit “Peanut Butter Jelly.” Motivational Edge will once again participate with spoken word, percussion performances, and more.
The highly anticipated festival promises to not only bring back music and arts to the Historic Overtown neighborhood, but will promote economic development and community enrichment. Sponsors include: City of Miami Commission Chairman Keon Hardemon, Southeast /Overtown Park West Community Redevelopment Agency, Headliner Market Group, John S. and James L. Knight Knight Foundation, Teens Exercising Extraordinary Success (T.E.E.S.), House of Wings, and Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau.
For more information about The Overtown Music & Arts Festival please visit www.overtownmusicandartsfestival.com or visit Facebook at www.facebook.com/OvertownMusicArtsFestival, on Twitter @OvertownMAF and Instagram @OvertownMusicArtsFestival
Saturday, July 23, 2016
11:00 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Overtown Business District
*on NW 3rd Avenue between 9th & 11th streets