The popular Miami Book Fair Street Fair returns with multi-talented entertainment in the Plaza at The Porch


Miami, November 17, 2021 – Without a doubt, everyone’s favorite component Miami Dade College (MDC) Miami Book Fair (MBF) is the weekend Street fair (from November 19 to 21), with hundreds of book sellers, author presentations and entertainment for all ages. Last year, MBF was completely virtual, but now the in-person street fair is back, with The Porch, the coolest outdoor chill out space.

In addition to books for sale, the Street Fair will be full of activities for all ages and tastes. Enjoy presentations from authors by bestsellers, such as Jan Beatty, Alan Cumming, Patricia Engel, Lauren Groff and Chris Matthews, among others, live and in person; The porch will host a variety of local artists, including Richie Hell & The Gumbo Limbo Experiment, The State Of, Afrobeta, and more; Children’s Alley will provide fun learning activities for children and teens; Craft and crafting stalls, food trucks, bites, beers and more!

Porch Events:


MDC neighborhood party

Friday, November 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST

Miami Dade College students and staff are invited to a Block Party in the Plaza with DJ Ani Phearce and featuring Miami Beach rock ensemble + Poetry on demand through Oscar Fuentes – The Biscayan poet.

Downtown Happy Hour

Friday, November 19 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST

Join Miami Book Fair for an electrifying, kaleidoscopic psychedelic performance of Richie Hell and the Gumbo Limbo Experience + Poetry on demand through Oscar Fuentes – The Biscayan poet.


Current DJ sets

Saturday, November 20 from 10 a.m. EST and all day

Kick off Day Two of Street Fair with some flashbacks from the Miami veteran DJ Carlos Menendez.


Saturday, November 20 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST

Cuban musical traditions inspire this ensemble, named “Best Latin Act” by Miami’s new times in its 2019 “Best of Miami” issue.

The Magic Show: Vegas Performer Joshua Jay

Saturday November 20 @ 12 pm-1pm EST

This breathtaking magical performance features Joshua Jay, author of How Magicians Think: Bad Orientation, Deception, and Why Magic Matters.

Sun and Sand comic anthology
Saturday November 20 @ 1 pm-1:10pm EST

A short presentation of the anthology publication that features 10 comics about South Florida and its people, wildlife and food! Free copies will be distributed after the discussion.

The Biscayne Poet – Live show with strings
Saturday November 20 @ 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST

Oscar Fuentes is the Biscayne poet, author of on-demand poems and his latest, Furnace body, a zine located in the now gentrified Edgewater neighborhood of Miami.

Son of Mystro

Saturday, November 20 at 2:00 p.m. EST

Have you ever heard of violins? Rock, then roll? Hip AND hop? If you answer no, or yes, that’s okay! You must meet the Son of Mystro – violin virtuosos with roots in Jamaica but originally from South Florida.


Saturday November 20 @ 3 pm-4pm EST

Rock ‘n blues, rhythm and soul experience.

Saturday November 20 @ 4-5 p.m. EST

Pop and rock covers of all your favorites from The Police, Rush, The Cure, The Struts, The Revivalists, U2 and many more.


Saturday November 20 @ 5 pm-6pm EST

Trained by lyricist / singer Cuci Amador and synth-focused producer / arranger Tony smurphio, this Miami duo has been tearing dance floors around the world since 2006.

The 90s street party

Saturday November 20 @ 6-9 p.m. EST

Sweat Records + Vagabonds-At-Large present The 90s street party featuring live music by The state of and DJ Lolo, Hottpants, and Carmel Ophir, with performances of Drag dolls.


Current DJ sets

Saturday, November 21 from 10:30 a.m. EST until closing time

Enjoy eclectic tracks and jams from Miami’s own vagabond DJ Carmel Ophir.

Young Musicians Unite presents the jazz collective

November 21 at 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. EST

Remarkable young Miami musicians carry on the traditions of a unique American musical art form: jazz!

November 21 @ 12 pm-1pm EST

Free-spirited individuals born from Latin grooves and soul jazz… They will make you feel, love, live and vibrate through their tropical and earthy sounds.

Shira Lee and the Space Cowboys

November 21 @ 1 pm-2pm EST

Inspired by old folk, country, jazz, blues, world music, alternative, indie and Americana, Shira Lee and the Space Cowboys will take you on an exciting journey through history and sound.

Sol + The Tribe

November 21 at 2:00 p.m. EST

These New Miami Sound ambassadors bring you a retro-futuristic mix of Caribbean rhythms and all that Miami-licious swagger! They will make you stand up and dance your way into a “Conga Inferno”.

Stone groove

November 21 @ 3 pm-5:30pm EST
Lyricists / Singers / Lyrics / Poetry

Free wanderers are resurrected Stone groove, hosted and managed by Marcus Blake, with a special performance of Poetry Bowery legendary founder and poet Bob holman, with the J. Howard and experience group and vocal styles of Jahzel Dotel, Elle Michelle, Nia devine, and Animal.

The mayor of Yoli
November 21 at 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. EST

Alternative R & B / Soul singer and songwriter The mayor of Yoli catapulted to stardom with her incredible voice as she advanced to the semi-finals of America has talent, and has since delivered his special vocal gifts across the world. Cuban American from Miami who has been singing since the age of 2, Mayor has found her voice, often reminiscent of Amy Winehouse, Etta James and many other soul icons.

Agapè with Nadia Harris

November 21 at 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EST

This music collective offers a mix of dub / reggae, funk, soul, nu-jazz, ska, beat beat, afro beat, batucada, electronic, neo soul, Latin soul, psychedelic and classical – all thrown into an energy mixer. solar run to the max!

All weekend at the porch

22 Cuban stories: what’s yours? If you or your family are from Cuba and have a story to share, the Abre Caminos Foundation wants to hear it. Visit the Foundation kiosk all weekend to record your story. For more information visit

The porch is sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Miami DDA, and Geico. All events at The Porch are free with entry to the Street Fair.

Street fair tickets

Online price: $ 8 day tickets; $ 15 two-day tickets for adults; 2-day tickets at $ 8 for children.

Price on site: $ 10 adults; $ 5 for 13 to 18 and over 62; free for children 12 and under.

For more information on the Miami Book Fair, visit and / or and / or download a PDF of the guide or call 305-237-3528 or email

Follow the Miami Book Fair on social media @miamibookfair.

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About the Miami Book Fair
Founded in 1984 by Miami Dade College and its partners, Miami Book Fair engages the community through inclusive and accessible programs that encourage reading and support writers year round. The annual eight-day festival has grown into the largest and most comprehensive community literary gathering in the United States, generating a discourse on contemporary literature and current issues of international importance. Throughout the rest of the year, the Miami Book Fair hosts an ongoing program of activities, including the Little Haiti Book Festival; creative writing and editing workshops; author presentations; reading campaigns; and Read to Learn Books for Free, a partnership with The Children’s Trust that distributes over 150,000 free books per year to children in Miami-Dade County. Miami Book Fair programming is made possible by the generous support of the State of Florida and the National Endowment for the Arts; City of Miami; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and Cultural Affairs Council; Miami-Dade County Mayor and County Council of Commissioners; Miami-Dade County Public Schools; Greater Miami Convention and Tourism Bureau; Miami Downtown Development Authority; and the Friends of the Fair; as well as many corporate partners. Miami Book Fair: Building Community, One Reader at a Time.

Contact for the Miami Book Fair: Lisa Palley, 305-642-3132


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