Renew Your Drivers License At The Overtown Music And Arts Festival

Jul 17, 2014


For the first time, the Overtown Music and Arts Festival won't only have live musical performances, art exhibits and free food; you can also get your drivers license renewed. 

Yvette Harris, a spokesperson for the event, says the service is being offered because going to the Department of Motor Vehicles to get a license renewal is sometimes a challenge for some locals.

"It's a really good way for the community to tap into resources," she says. "It's something to offer to those who need it." 

HIV testing will also be available at the event, as well as free photo IDs for minors, and animal adoption. CPR training for kids will be offered as a part of the event's new Youth Zone, which emphasizes health and wellness for kids and teens. 

There will also be live musical performances, headlined by Grammy-nominated Raheem De Vaughn. R&B artists KeKe Wyatt, Teedra Moses and Sebastian Mikael will also perform. See the full lineup of performers here.

Headliner Market Group, who has previously worked with artists like Jay Z and Beyonce, is teaming up with volunteers and leaders from the Overtown community to organize the event. This is the first year Overtown has collaborated with the well-known group.

The festival will take place on Saturday, July 19 at 11 a.m. at Northwest Third Avenue between Ninth and 11th streets. 

"This will be a platform that will show Overtown in a positive light," Harris says.