Where are our music lovers at? Just because Ultra is over doesn’t mean we don’t have other exciting music festivals waiting for you!
Overtown Music & Arts Festival (OMAF) is back and the line up is fierce and it’s FREE to the public. The street festival serving the prominent Miami neighborhood, has just announced their line up for this year’s festival taking place on Saturday, July 15th from 11:00am to 7:00pm.
The highly-anticipated festival will include live performances by multi-platinum selling talent including 5x Grammy Award winning artist Cee Lo Green, known for his hits including “Crazy” and “Forget You.” Cee Lo will be joined by Grammy nominated songstress Keyshia Cole as well as Tito Puente Jr., Ruff Endz Inner Circle, RL of famed group Next whose hit songs include “Wifey”, “Butta Love” and “Too Close.” Multiplatinum singer Monica will also serve as a guest host.
The family friendly festival will also feature a Youth Zone, powered by the non-profit “Teens Exercising Extraordinary Success” (T.E.E.S.). New activations include a BBQ Cook-Off Competition and OMAF Art Expo Zone that works in nurture artistic excellence in the community.
- OMAF ART EXPO ZONE
The Art Expo Zone is being established to nurture artistic excellence and artists’ entrepreneurial spirit. Festival goers will have a unique opportunity to view performing live art installations and engage in conversations with artists: Alejandro Guzman, Blu Tattoo, and more to be announced. The zone will also showcase 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 flavors in the festival’s first cook-off competition. Restaurants including Double D’s BBQ and more will compete for bragging rights and onlookers will be able to sample and cast their vote for the best BBQ.
- T.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. The Youth Zone will also feature fitness activities, competitions, bounce houses, 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. The Perez Art Museum (PAMM) will be distributing guest passes to the museum along with coloring sheets. History Miami Museum will feature an art activity involving the historic Buena Vista trolley.
- MAIN STAGE
Globally renowned artists will make their return to the Overtown Music & Arts Festival Stage once again with the artist lineup including Cee Lo Green, Keyshia Cole, Tito Puente Jr., Inner Circle, RL (of group Next) and many more.
Sponsors include: City of Miami Commission Chairman Keon Hardemon, South East Overtown / Park West Community Redevelopment Agency, Teens Exercising Extraordinary Success (T.E.E.S.), House of Wings, and Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau.
The festival will take place at the Overtown Business & Entertainment District located on NW 2nd & NW 3rd Avenue between NW 8th & NW 10th Street
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