The Heritage Project Heritage Fest 2024: African Americans and the Arts

Presenting Sponsor Bank of America



February 4, 2024 at 3:00 PM


Thomson Plaza for the Arts

Run Time

4 hours

Parental Guide

All ages

We invite you to join us for our fifth annual Heritage Fest. The theme is African Americans and the Arts, spanning the many impacts Black Americans have had on visual arts, music, cultural movements and more.

Join us for an afternoon of free, fun-filled activities for the entire family. Enjoy performances by The W's featuring Johnny James Dr. J. and Live in Color! Sample delicious food from a variety of vendors and jam to beats pumping onto the dance floor by DJ Cardi.

This FREE community event was designed to spotlight, celebrate and amplify Pan-African artists in our community.

The fest will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. rain or shine.


Schedule of Events

3 p.m. - 7 p.m. (ongoing)
Books & Books book nook, live mural with Picardo, DJ Cardi and vendor marketplace

3 p.m.
Miami Carol City Middle & High School marching band kickoff

3:15 p.m.
Rap Improvisation Workshop With David Hepburn

3:30 p.m.
Musical Theater Choreography Workshop With T.M. Pride

4 p.m.
Afro-Venezuelan Rhythms and Dance Workshop With San Juan USA

4 p.m.
Depth of Identity II Tour curated by DVCAI founder Rosie Gordon Wallace and presented by the Arsht Center

4:30 p.m.
Tradisyon Lakou Lakay Haitian Folkloric Dance Class facilitated by Dr. W. "Yanui" César

5 p.m.
Egyptian Yoga With Shanna Woods

5:40 p.m.
Live in Color performance

6 p.m.
The W's featuring Johnny James a.k.a Dr. J. performance

7:30 p.m.
Post-Fest Concert! Live at Knight presents An Evening With Talib Kweli. Tickets start at $30.* For tickets and information, click here.


Promo for Screen Reader

Online ticket sales are no longer available for this performance. Tickets may still be available in person at the box office or by calling 305.949.6722.


  • The W's

  • Johnny James Dr J

  • DJ Cardi


Official Sponsors

Institutional Sponsors