Wynwood wouldn’t work. And a hip-hip concert in Bayfront would defeat his purpose.
No, radio personality Papa Keith was determined to host his first People Matter Fest straight out of Liberty City.
“I wanted to go into the toughest neighborhoods to the people who feel like they have nothing going for them and express to them that ‘Hey, you matter,’” he said.
The People Matter Fest will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Athalie Range Park in Liberty City. But coordinating the event, which was supposed to feature Liberty City native Trick Daddy and other South Florida rappers, has proven difficult for the 103.5 The Beat host Papa Keith, who said he had conflicts with local residents and City of Miami police.
First, the location was a problem. The People Matter Fest was originally slated to take place at Charles Hadley Park, a quiet facility at 1300 NW 50th St. But Papa Keith, whose real name is Keith Walcott, said members of the Hadley Park Neighborhood Association had little interest in his hip-hop concert.