The performances feature Harris’ unique soulful jazz style with songs from his brand new album

MIAMI, FLA (July 13, 2021) — In the second performance of the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center’s Summer Series, Allan Harris will take the stage to perform original songs from his new album, Kate’s Soul Food. Harris’ soulful jazz and blues influences pay tribute to his Aunt Kate, whose restaurant, Kate’s Home Cooking, located near the Apollo Theater in New York City, was where Apollo performers often dined when they were in Harlem.

Kate’s Home Cooking played a huge influence on Harris’ childhood. He spent many Sunday afternoons admiring performers such as Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. In addition to paying homage to his Aunt Kate through this album, Harris also honors his mother, a classic pianist, and his Aunt Phoebe, who was a blues singer. These important figures shaped him into the artist he is today.

Harris will be accompanied by Arcoiris Sandoval on piano/keys, Shirazette Tinnin on drums, and Marty Kenney on bass. The performance is recommended for ages 13 and up and runs about 75 minutes with no intermission.

The performances are Saturday, July 31 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. in SMDCAC’s Black Box Theater.  Tickets are sold in a two-seat table pod for $60 or a four-seat table pod for $110. Tickets are available here.

The 2021 Summer Series runs through September and includes: Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami’s Program II: Generations of Genius, Sara Juli’s Burnt-Out Wife, Duane Eubanks Quintet, Do It Again featuring the music of Steely Dan, One Night of Queen, Nicole Henry: The Music of Whitney Houston, Adele Myers and Dancers with special guest Sarasota Contemporary Dance Company, and Boney James: SOLID.

All summer programs through September 2021 are being sold implementing socially distant indoor seating. The Center requires anyone not included in your ticket purchase to be located 3’ apart from your seats. CDC guidelines recommend all unvaccinated people continue to wear face coverings when attending indoor events at all times.  SMDCAC appreciates, for the safety of our guests and staff, that ALL patrons wear face coverings when attending events. Should the guidelines change with regard to social distancing or mask wearing prior to the scheduled performance, to allow for reduced separation of audience, the venue retains the right to sell additional seats within the 3’ parameter in accordance with updated or rescinded guidelines. SMDCAC will notify ticket holders via email should any changes occur.

The following additional measures are being taken for guest and staff safety:

  • Reduced audience capacity
  • Hand sanitizer stations have been located at all entryways and high traffic areas
  • Floor marking to assist in maintaining social distancing
  • Staff training conducted in advance on CDC and Miami-Dade County Covid-19 related protocols and procedures
  • Enhanced cleaning procedures including disinfecting all high-touch surfaces
  • Touchless faucets, soap dispensers, and paper towel dispensers have been installed where possible
  • Open lid garbage and recycle bins are in place
  • Temporary reduction or elimination of concessions

The SMDCAC Box Office is now open in person with summer hours of Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. All previously suspended ticket fees (order, will call, etc.) are now reinstated. The Box Office can be reached at (786) 573-5300 or

For additional details about all performances and to purchase tickets, click here.


About South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center  

The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center is managed by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, with funding support from the Office of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.  The Center is dedicated to presenting and supporting arts and culture and providing access to the arts to the entire Miami-Dade County community. More information about the Center and its programs can be found at       

The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council develop cultural excellence, diversity and participation throughout Miami-Dade County by strategically creating and promoting opportunities for artists and cultural organizations, and our residents and visitors who are their audiences. Through staff, board and programmatic resources, the Department, the Council and the Trust promote, coordinate and support Miami-Dade County’s more than 1,000 not-for-profit cultural organizations as well as thousands of resident artists through grants, technical assistance, public information and interactive community planning. The Department manages, programs and operates the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, Joseph Caleb Auditorium, Miami-Dade County Auditorium, and South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, all dedicated to presenting and supporting excellence in the arts for the entire community. The Department receives funding through the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, The Children’s Trust, the National Endowment for the Arts, the State of Florida through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Peacock Foundation, Inc. and The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation. Other support and services are provided by TicketWeb for the Culture Shock Miami program, the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, the South Florida Cultural Consortium and the Tourist Development Council.

It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The facility is accessible and assistive listening devices are available in the Main Stage Auditorium and the Black Box Theater space. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend an event at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, please contact Stephanie Aponte, 786-573-5314,, at least five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).     

Nicolle Noel Ugarriza, Marketing & Public Information Officer

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center

Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

10950 SW 211th Street * Cutler Bay, Fl 33189

786-573-5318 Phone  786-573-5330 Fax


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