Saturday, November 25, 2017

Art Blues & BBQ Festival at Miami's African Heritage Cultural Arts Center Dec 2, 2017

“Art Blues & BBQ Festival” 
at the 
African Heritage Cultural Arts Center
celebrates Black Miami during Art Basel
Art Blues & BBQ Festival features the authentic 
and the Valerie Tyson Band performing live on an 
outdoor stage; a brilliant art exhibit by Addonis Parker 
inside the Amadlozi Gallery; a highly competitive 
BBQ grilling challenge with VIP judges.

Saturday, December 2, 2017 ~ 2-7pm
6161 Northwest 22nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33142

The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center (AHCAC), presents the “Art Blues & BBQ Festival” on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The inaugural event celebrates the arts, sounds and flavors of black Miami during Art Basel week and will be held on the grounds of the AHCAC, 6161 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami, at the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Moonlight Way. Admission is free, however RSVPs are encouraged.

The Art Blues & BBQ Festival features the authentic sounds of the Chicago Blues All-Stars, Ike & Val Woods, and the Valerie Tyson Band performing live on an outdoor stage.  The Center’s Amadlozi Gallery will exhibit artwork by Addonis Parker, an accomplished, muralist and portrait painter, who uses “art to address social issues and inspire a sense of pride in the minds and hearts of all towards Black people.” He has been a long standing contributor, teacher and friend to the AHCAC youth community.

The Festival’s BBQ Challenge takes place Saturday, December 2nd and features bragging “Grill Masters,” representing a variety of community organizations and entities competing in four mouthwatering categories: Best BBQ, Best Hamburgers, Best Mac and Cheese, and Best Baked Beans.  VIP/Celebrity Judges will select the winners and all contestants will have the opportunity to sell food items and donate 20% of the proceeds to a charity of their choice.

A premier arts training institution in Liberty City, the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center is nationally-recognized for developing hundreds of outstanding artists in all arts disciplines over the last thirty-three years. Known as the artistic home of alumnus Tarell Alvin McCraney, co-creator of the award-winning movie, Moonlight, the Center’s other distinguished alumni include Robert Battle, Artistic Director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; Bianca Brewton, dancer (Janet Jackson and BeyoncĂ©); Shareef Clayton, a Jazz trumpeter (Arturo Sandoval and Stevie Wonder); and tap dancer Marshall Davis, Jr., associate choreographer of the Tony-nominated play, Shuffle Along.

For more information about the festival and to serve as a 
food vendor, contact Isis Roberts at (305) 638-6771. 
Business hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM.

The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center is managed and operated by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, with support from the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. The Center was founded in 1975 to serve as the nesting ground for emerging talent in the performing and visual arts in the heart of Liberty City. By providing quality instruction, inspiration and encouragement to young people within the community, the Center has fulfilled its mission for more than 40 years, and creates opportunities everyday for youth to discover their artistic talents.

The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center serves as the nucleus of arts learning, training and access for Miami-Dade County’s African-American community. The Center promotes and fosters the rich, diverse cultural perspective of people of African heritage through high-quality instruction for children and youth in dance, drama, instrumental music, vocal music, media and visual arts; the nurturing of in-house performing arts companies; a residency program for emerging artists; as well as exciting performances and visual arts exhibitions for the public.

The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center complex includes a black box theater, a music conservatory that features a concert hall, piano lab and several practice rooms, a dance studio that is accessible to individuals with disabilities, an art gallery, several studio spaces, a scene shop and classrooms. 

The Center is located at 6161 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33142 (MAP). Visit the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center online at and follow us on social media @ahcacmiami and #AHCAC.

Festival goers should bring lawn chairs and lots of friends. No outside food, beverages, or coolers are allowed.

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