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Free outdoor Community Performing Arts Festival

Miami Dade College (MDC) Kendall Campus’ On Stage series presents its first ever free Outdoor Community Performing Arts Festival from noon to 6 p.m. Jan. 19. The event will take place on the soccer field.

The festival aims at making the arts accessible to all and bringing students and members of the community together to celebrate local talent, culture and creativity. An outdoor stage will feature performances encompassing all styles of music from jazz and opera to rhythm & blues. Dance students will perform African dance and hip hop, while the theater department will act scenes from the play Waiting for Lefty. Bands will also take the stage and there will be a special performance by the Confucius Institute. Interactive activities will engage children of all ages. Attendees can purchase bites from several local food trucks. Various student clubs will also be present to provide information, sell concessions and assist the public. No outside food or alcohol is admitted.

On Stage is the official concert series of MDC’s Kendall Campus and showcases the combined talents of students, faculty and alumni in the Music, Theater and Dance department, as well as visiting artists.

Outdoor Community Arts Festival schedule:

12 – 12:20 p.m.: MDC Brass Ensemble

12:30 – 12:50 p.m.: Jazz Vocal Fusion

1 – 1:10 p.m.: Hip Hop Performance

1:15 – 1:25 p.m.: African Dance Performance

1:35 – 2 p.m.: MDC Student Band – Mahogany Purple

2:05 – 2:25 p.m.: MDC Student Band – Paiige Band

2:35 – 2:50 p.m.: Scene from waiting for Lefty

3 – 3:20 p.m.: Jazz Band

3:30 – 3:50 p.m.: Confucius Institute Performance

4 – 4:20 p.m.: Rhythm and Blues

4:30 – 4:50 p.m.: Piano

5 – 5:20 p.m.: Opera

5:30 – 5:50 p.m.: – Wind Symphony



Josie Gulliksen

About Josie Gulliksen

Josie Gulliksen is a freelance writer and major arts advocate and enthusiast who loves everything cultural and is excited to live in such a thriving community as Miami. A Miami native, aside from Miami on the Cheap, she currently writes for Artburst Miami and contributes to Edible South FL and Miami Media Group. She has contributed to, Biscayne Times and Miami New Times. She worked for nearly a decade at Miami Today as Calendar Editor and arts writer and then worked for 13 years in public relations. She has her own blog Scene Around South FL at

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