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OVERTOWN MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL RETURNS JULY 15

OVERTOWN MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL RETURNS JULY 15

WHO/WHAT:

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 15, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Miami’s Overtown Business and Entertainment District at NW 2nd & 3rd Avenue between NW 8th & 10th Street.  The event is free to the general public. The highly anticipated festival promises to not only bring back music and arts to the Historic Overtown neighborhood, but promotes economic development and community enrichment.

Attracting some of the world’s top contemporary artists, OMAF has entertained a growing and enthusiastic audience that reached near 10,000 nation-wide festival goers last year and consists of a main stage featuring top musical acts and local Overtown businesses and vendors who will be on hand showcasing artwork, ethnic cuisine, food trucks, unique crafts, jewelry, clothing, and more.

 

NEW FEATURES

 

  • OMAF ART EXPO ZONE

The Art Expo Zone is being established to nurture artistic excellence and artists’ entrepreneurial spirit. Performing live art installations by artists including Alejandro Guzman and Alfrensa Moosa allow them to engage in conversation with festival goers. The zone will showcase colorful paintings, photography, multi-dimensional mixed media works, pottery and handcrafted jewelry by local artists.

 

  • BBQ COOK-OFF COMPETITION 

Festival goers will play judge and experience the bold favors in the festival’s first cook-off competition. Restaurants will compete for bragging rights and onlookers will be able to sample and cast their vote for the best BBQ.

 

RETURNING ACTIVATIONS

 

  • E.E.S. YOUTH ZONE 

Teens Exercising Extraordinary Success (T.E.E.S.) Youth Zone is presented by the Green Family Foundation and activities 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, music and live stage performances. 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.

 

  • MAIN STAGE
    Globally renowned artists will make their return to the Overtown Music & Arts Festival Stage once again with the artist lineup to be announced in the coming weeks. Past festival performers include Estelle, Jeremih, Tito Puente, Jr., Melanie Fiona, Raheim DeVaughn, Carl Thomas, Eric Benet and Kelly Price to name a few.

 

Sponsors include: City of Miami Commission Chairman Keon Hardemon, Southeast /Overtown Park West Community Redevelopment Agency, 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
WHEN:

Saturday, July 15, 2017

11:00 a.m. – 7 p.m.

 

WHERE:

Miami, FL

Overtown Business & Entertainment District

*NW 2nd & NW 3rd Avenue between NW 8th & NW 10th Street

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Yami Alvarado- Carma Connected , 786.255.3874/ yami@carmaconnected.com

Alex Norton- Carma Connected, 305.438.9200alex@carmaconnected.com

Erica Feriso- Carma Connected, 305.438.9200erica@carmaconnected.com