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

  • Sankofa Jazz Festival

    Apr 07 - Apr 07, 2018

    Liberty City

    The 4th Annual Sankofa Jazz Festival features an exciting lineup. FREE.

  • Winds of Heritage Annual Dance Collective

    Apr 21 - Apr 21, 2018

    Liberty City

    The dance collective of the African Diaspora.

  • Entourage Concert

    Apr 28 - Apr 28, 2018

    Liberty City

    Entourage is a creative and unique stage designed to develop and transform hidden and exceptional talent with one-on-one...

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