Fifth annual community event celebrates the impact of Black Americans on arts and culture by amplifying South Florida’s brightest artists and performers

Free, all-ages event features workshops, children’s reading corner, community vendors and more!

Featuring performances by
Miami’s own urban funk street dance crew Live in Color
Husband-and-wife musical duo The W’s featuring
Johnny James a.k.a Dr. J
And Miami’s premiere DJ/Producer DJ Cardi

Sunday, February 4, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $30, $50, $65*

Knight Concert Hall

Miami, FL – January 10, 2024 – The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) is pleased to announce the return of HERITAGE FEST to the Arsht Center’s outdoor Thomson Plaza for the Arts for its fifth consecutive year. Beginning at 3 p.m., HERITAGE FEST is an afternoon of free family fun celebrating Black heritage and excellence across South Florida. Once the festival concludes at 7 p.m., attendees are encouraged to continue the fun at a ticketed concert headlined by legendary hip-hop artist TALIB KWELI (@talibkweli) and featuring Grammy Award-winning DJ LS ONE (@djlsone) at 7:30 p.m. in the Knight Concert Hall.

Focused on celebrating African-Americans and the arts, the fifth annual HERITAGE FEST features hip-hop, musical theater, dance and yoga workshops for all ages; a live mural on the plaza with Picardo Colours (@euphorical_colours); a reading nook with Books & Books (@booksandbooks); community vendors; and performances by Miami Carol City Middle & Senior High School Marching BandLive in Color (@zeds_live_in_color) and The W’s (@thewsbandfeat. Johnny James a.k.a Dr. J (@johnnyjamesdrj). DJ Cardi (@djcardi_) will be this year’s resident DJ for the day.

HERITAGE FEST will take place outdoors with some indoor activities. Admission is free. To RSVP for HERITAGE FEST and for more information, click hereHERITAGE FEST is presented with generous support by Bank of America and additional support is provided by Miami Downtown Development Authority.

Tickets to TALIB KWELI are $30, $50 and $65*, and are available now online at, or by calling the Adrienne Arsht Center box office at (305) 949-6722.

After more than 20 years of releasing mesmerizing music, TALIB KWELI stands as one of the world’s most talented and most accomplished hip-hop artists. Whether working with Mos Def in Black Star, partnering with producer Hi-Tek for the duo Reflection Eternal, releasing landmark solo material or collaborating with Pharrell Williams, Just Blaze, J Dilla or Madlib, Kweli commands attention by delivering top-tier lyricism, crafting captivating stories and showing the ability to rhyme over virtually any type of instrumental. Two-time Grammy Award-winning DJ LS One will be opening the show.


HERITAGE FEST is one of the 12 ongoing Arsht Center programs committed to community engagement and deepening the experience of the performing arts for all Miami-Dade County residents. Having served more than 120,000 people throughout its 17-year history, the programs broaden community participation and open the sights, sounds and possibilities of the world through the performing arts. Programs include: Broadway on Biscayne, free interactive pre- and post-show experiences connecting audiences more deeply with each show; Family Fest, a season of free performances featuring the world’s leading family-friendly artists; Free Gospel Sundays, which pairs Miami’s brightest gospel artists with the genre’s biggest stars; a Juneteenth Juke Joint party; AileyCamp Miami, a full-scholarship, six-week summer camp which uses dance as a vehicle for the personal development of young people; CommuniTea Dance, an annual celebration honoring Miami’s LGBTQ+ community; Knight Masterworks Classical Conversations, a series of free lectures which give the audience insight into the musicians, composers and history of music presented in our Knight Masterworks Classical Music series; Arsht on the Road, a series of free pop-up performances that bring the arts into Miami-Dade County’s diverse neighborhoods; and programs that marry arts and wellness, such as Accessing the Arts Residencies, art workshops for children and adults with disabilities; Brushes with Cancer, a four-month program that strategically matches artists with inspirations (cancer patients, cancer survivors, caregivers) touched by cancer to create art reflective of their cancer journeys, and Art + Mind Day.

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