Historic Overtown

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Historic Overtown

Historic Overtown

Timothy A. Barber, executive director of the Black Archives, which makes its home in the historic Lyric Theater, explains that the establishment of Overtown as an important cultural center in Miami came from local and visiting artists who would go “over town” to their hotels, or to continue the party after their shows finished elsewhere in the city. If you want to experience an integral part of Miami’s culture, walk the streets of Overtown, visit the theater, look at the art on the walls, and don’t leave without getting some soul food in you.

The neighborhood is also home to local's favorites like the beloved People's Bar-B-Que, non-profit music projects, arts festivals, farmers markets and more.

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Upcoming EventsHistoric Overtown / Liberty City

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade

    Jan 15 - Jan 15, 2018

    Liberty City

    The most visible figure in the Civil Rights movement, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is honored across the country...

  • Jazz In The House

    Now through Dec 29, 2017

    Liberty City

    Jazz event occurs every last Friday of every month. Please visit the website for more information.

  • Winter Music Concert Series: Liberty City

    Dec 20 - Dec 20, 2017

    Liberty City

    Winter Music Concert Series: Liberty City  PLEASE VISIT WEBSITE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.  

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