Miami is an amazing city, renowned for its world class beaches, vibrant night life scene, stunning cityscape, and thriving arts and entertainment community. It’s a diverse city with a fascinating past, a lively present, and a very exciting future, and there are always plenty of thrilling events and special occasions to look forward to on Miami’s ever-evolving annual calendar. Some of the best events and festivals in all of Florida happen in Miami. Celebrating everything from art to music, Miami festivals are always amazing, and the Overtown Music & Arts Festival is a brilliant example of what this city has to offer.
Overtown Music & Arts Festival - Live Music and Arts Celebration in Historic Overtown
For the uninitiated, Overtown is one of the most historically black neighborhoods in all of Miami. The first people to settle in this part of the city were black workers, and the area was originally known as 'Colored Town', being designated as the place where black workers simply had to live.
Fortunately, as time went by and attitudes changed, this area developed into so much more. Nowadays, it's home to some of the best bars, restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues in the city, and it's always a lively and happy place, with plenty of friendly people waiting to welcome you and helping to make Overtown a hot spot with tourists too.
To celebrate the unique heritage, vibrant culture, and thriving arts and music communities, the Overtown Music & Festival was launched. Each year, internationally renowned music artists come to perform at this show, with many local and regional artists, vendors, and other creators also in attendance to share their wares. It’s a fun and lively event for all, and it’s totally free to attend as well.
The Overtown Music & Arts Festival 2019
For 2019, the Overtown Music & Arts Festival will be coming back to Miami once again for another amazing celebration. Year on year, this festival just keeps on getting bigger and better, so we can expect the 2019 edition of the Overtown Music & Arts Festival to be simply amazing, blowing the crowd away with stunning musical performances and amazing art, all for a great cause. Here's everything you need to know about the 2019 Overtown Music & Arts Festival:
- Location - As usual, the Overtown Music & Arts Festival will be held in the historic Overtown neighborhood of Miami, specifically being located at NW 2nd & NW 3rd Ave between NW 8th & NW 10th Streets. If you're relying on public transport to get there, you can take the Metrorail rapid transit system over to the Historic Overtown / Lyric Theatre Station for easy access to the festival.
- Dates and Times - The 2019 edition of this exciting art and music festival in Miami is set to be held on Saturday, July 13. It's a one-day only event, so be sure to mark down the date on your calendars and in your diaries if you plan on attending. The show is due to get started at 11am and will run all through the day, with lots of live performances and exciting things to see, do, and experience.
- What To Expect - If you've never attended an edition of the Overtown Music & Arts Festival and aren't sure what to expect, you'll be treated to some world class R&B music performances from some of the best artists in the business. Fred Hammond and Yolando Adams are headlining the show, and there will be plenty more to enjoy all around the Overtown Music & Arts Festival too. Young visitors can check out the T.E.E.S.Youth Zone for a great range of activities and programs including arts and crafts activities, an entrepreneur village, a toddler's play area, and cooking classes too. Everyone else can roam around the festival grounds, check out the wares on offer from local vendors, enjoy the amazing art on display all around them, buy unique crafts and handmade items, and more.
- Tickets and Prices - One of the very best things about the Overtown Music & Arts Festival is that it's totally free to attend for all members of the general public. This means you don't have to worry about buying tickets in advance or anything like that. You can simply turn up on the day and enjoy the show, but will of course need to pay for any items you’d like to buy from the various stands and stalls around the festival grounds. website