Press Release Heritage Fest - Free all-ages event featuring performances by Delou Africa and Kaylan Arnold - February 5


The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County Presents


Third annual festival celebrates Black heritage
Free all-ages event features dance and yoga workshops, panel discussions, food trucks and more!

Featuring live performances by Delou Africa
and South Florida’s own
Saturday, February 5, 2022
Thomson Plaza for the Arts

Miami, FL – January 24, 2022 – The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@ArshtCenter) is pleased to announce the return of HERITAGE FEST to the Thomson Plaza for the Arts for its third consecutive year. HERITAGE FEST is a full day of free family fun celebrating Black heritage and excellence across South Florida.

The festival features live performances by Delou Africa (@delouafrica) and South Florida reggae/R&B artist Kaylan Arnold (@kaylan.arnold). HOT 105 FM’s Jill Tracey (@thejilltraceyshow) will be the day’s MC and DJ Tillery James (@djtilleryjames) will be spinning throughout the day.

This year’s festival theme is Mind, Body & Soul and features yoga and Konpa workshops, an online/in person panel discussion on Race, Intimacy and Expression in Dance, a live muralist, food trucks and a marketplace featuring local Black businesses.

HERITAGE FEST will take place outdoors with some indoor activities. The schedule for HERITAGE FEST is as follows:

  • 3:00 p.m. Meet Hot 105's Jill Tracey (until 5 p.m.), enjoy food trucks and vendors
  • 3:30 p.m. Konpa workshop with KOTR Dance
  • 4:00 p.m. Children’s Book Reading with Dr. Arnekua Jackson
  • 4:30 p.m. Yoga with Denetrya Brookins (please bring a mat)
  • 5:00 p.m. The Heritage Project: Race, Intimacy and Expression in Dance salon
  • 5:00 p.m. Children’s Book Reading with Dr. Arnekua Jackson
  • 5:30 p.m. Delou Africa performance
  • 6:15 p.m. Kaylan Arnold performance

To RSVP for HERITAGE FEST and for more information, click here.

HERITAGE FEST is presented with generous support by Bank of America. Outclique Magazine is a media partner.

HERITAGE FEST is part of The Heritage Project, which was created with a commitment to promote social equality and amplify Black voices. The Arsht Center celebrates Black artists throughout our community through The Heritage Project’s salon series, annual festival and other special events throughout the season.

HERITAGE FEST is one of more than 10 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 100,000 people throughout its 15-year history, the programs broaden community participation and open the sights, sounds and possibilities of the world through the performing arts. Programs include: Family Fest, a series of free performances for the whole family; Free Gospel Sundays, pairing Miami's best gospel artists with nationally renowned gospel headliners; AileyCamp Miami, a full-scholarship, six-week summer dance 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; Camp Broadway, a weeklong musical theater camp for kids; Step Into Dance Master Classes, dance workshops for the community presented in conjunction with our Knight Masterworks Dance series; Accessing the Arts Residencies, art workshops for children and adults with disabilities;  Arsht on the Road, a new series of free pop-up performances that bring the arts into Miami-Dade County's diverse neighborhoods; and Arsht@Work, free professional development workshops for all industries.

Arsht Center Commitment to Safety

The Arsht Center remains deeply committed to the health and peace of mind of our guests, artists and staff. This event is outdoors and will have safe distancing measures in place. Based on guidance from health officials, masks AND proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test are required for entry (effective October 2021). Guests may volunteer proof of vaccination in lieu of a negative test. Learn more here. Masks are required while indoors and recommended outdoors, except when eating or drinking. We are also maintaining enhanced cleaning and sanitation procedures. Any policy changes will be sent directly to ticket holders and updated regularly at