Miami Gardens, FL – The City of Miami Gardens and its newly elected Mayor, Oliver Gilbert, and the City Council, proudly announce the highly anticipated dates for the 2013 “Jazz in the Gardens” Music Festival. On March 16th & 17th, the 8th Annual “Jazz in the Gardens”, held at Sun Life Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins, promises to be the best edition yet of the festival, featuring a 2-day star-studded line-up of adult urban contemporary’s most beloved performers, soon to be announced. Tickets go on sale November 2012, and will be sold through Ticketmaster.
Created in 2006, “Jazz in the Gardens” was the brainchild of former Mayor Shirley Gibson, and has consistently delivered a dynamic mix of urban musical genres including Jazz, R&B, Classic and Neo Soul and World Beat. Past Jazz in the Gardens alumni include Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle, John Legend, En Vogue, Boys II Men, Kenny G, Chaka Khan, Robin Thicke, the late Teena Marie, Wyclef, Babyface, Doug E. Fresh, George Duke, Stanley Clarke and George Benson… just to name a few.
Numbers don’t lie. “Jazz in the Gardens” has proven to be a major player in South Florida’s economic development and tourism industry, with 48,000 attendees in 2012, and over 50% traveling from areas outside of South Florida. The magic is a multi-cultural tradition of exotic food offerings, including the famous “conch salad in a pineapple”, onsite shopping with vendors selling never before seen goods, and an eclectic, enthusiastic crowd with attendees from as far as Canada, Europe, and the Caribbean.
“This is the 8th year of “Jazz in the Gardens” and we’re hitting our stride. We want to make this the best entertainment experience anyone could ever attend in the U.S. It’s gonna be an all the way live weekend,” said the City of Miami Gardens Mayor, Oliver Gilbert