Overtown Music and Arts Festival, produced by Headliner Market Group, is returning this year!
The annual festival will be held on Saturday, July 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The
festival offers the neighborhood and visitors a full day to enjoy local food, live art
demonstrations, craft vendors, music, and fun in the sun for all.
Free to the general public, the highly anticipated festival of celebration will include live performances by soon to be announced nationally-known recording artists, vendors showcasing artwork, ethnic cuisine, unique crafts, jewelry and a vast array of entertainment.
This year, the festival will feature a performance from Grammy-Award winning singer,
songwriter, and rapper Estelle, known for popular hits including but not limited to “American Boy” and “Do My Thing.” Additional artists set to perform at the festival this year include Grammy & Billboard American singer/songwriter, Jon B, known for hits like “They Don’t Know” and “Someone To Love,” along with other popular multi-platinum artists including, Ginuwine, Grammy nominated artist, Musiq Soulchild, and Neo-Soul Songstress, Vivian Green. Newly add on performers are singer, songwriter and TV personnel K. Michelle and Felixx who previouslyperformed last year. Recently, Felixx was one of the opening acts on the Fox hit – The Four.
Saturday, July 14th, 2018
11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Miami’s Overtown Business and Entertainment District
NW 2nd & 3rd Avenue between NW 8th & 10th Streets
Miami, FL 33136
The family-friendly festival will also feature a full-fledged interactive Youth Zone, powered by the non-profit “Teens Exercising Extraordinary Success” (T.E.E.S.), as well as a variety of delicious food trucks and vendors, an OMAF Art Expo Zone and a special interactive Art Installation.
Globally renowned artists will once again showcase their talents at the Overtown Music & Arts Festival Stage this year with a stellar lineup that includes Estelle, Jon B, Ginuwine, Musiq Soulchild, Tito Puente, Jr., Vivian Green, Michael Sterling, and much more!
The Art Expo Zone is established to nurture artistic excellence and artists’ entrepreneurial spirit. The zone will showcase colorful paintings, photography, multi-dimensional mixed media works, pottery, and handcrafted jewelry by local artists. Additionally, local and world-renowned artists will be performing live, on-site art demonstrations.
Featured Art: Every year OMAF features an interactive installation and this year’s trilogy installation is called EUME by Danielle of The Kern Firm. The installation is pronounced “you-me” and is short for eumelanin, the melanin that creates brown and black skin tones. EUME is the trilogy of previous installations that were used at Overtown Music & Arts Festival. The previous ones were BEING (2016), which focused on present times and served as an outlet for the community to express what it is like being in present times in America. Many of its comments and drawings focused on race and inequality. The second installation was COLORED TOWN (2017), which focused on the past. It was an informative piece that highlighted historic establishments that made-up/make-up Overtown. Eume will consist of two 6 ft. 3D hexagons dispersed along 9th Street and positioned within the festival for guests to engage. The installation will provide an aerial view of EUME’s composition which mimics the genetic structure of eumelanin. The hexagons will be covered with faces varying in both skin tone and shape, which will allow people to draw themselves onto the canvas celebrating their uniqueness and the uniqueness of those around them.
More attractions such as Teens Exercising Extraordinary Success (T.E.E.S.) Youth Zone is presented by the Green Family Foundation and activities this year include a kids’ cooking activation, fitness activities, competitions, bounce houses, hands-on science experiments, and live stage performances from popular teen dance duo, Ayo & Teo, The Tainerz, and more young talented South Florida youth.
In addition, this year the Miami-Dade Public Library System’s Technobus, a mobile technology innovation lab, will be on site for all to enjoy until 3 p.m., and The Bass Art Museum will be giving away take-home art kits and administering various art activities on-site.
Moreover, enjoy a variety of local food trucks and vendors onsite that boast BBQ, ethnic, and vegan options fit for any and all guests to enjoy at the festival this year.
Get more information on www.overtownmusicartsfestival.com