MIAMI GARDENS – The City of Miami Gardens is proud to announce that on March 20 & 21, 2010, the 5th Annual “Jazz in the Gardens” music festival will be held at Dolphin Stadium, located at 2269 Dan Marino Boulevard, in the heart of Miami Gardens. Jazz in the Gardens’ 2010 performers will be announced in November and tickets go on sale in January for the two-day music festival.
“Jazz in the Gardens” has become a highly anticipated top cultural event in South Florida, attracting audiences from all across the nation and abroad. In March 2009, almost 40,000 people attended the music festival. Jazz in the Gardens delivers a dynamic mix of musical genres, ranging from jazz, R&B, Neo-soul and World Beat sounds. Amongst the legendary entertainers who have performed at Jazz in the Gardens are Frankie Beverly and Maze, Chaka Khan, Chrisette Michele, Common, Erykah Badu, Wyclef Jean, Babyface, The O’Jays, Nancy Wilson, George Benson, Sergio Mendez, Luciano, Boney James and Kenny G.
“This is truly an exciting milestone for the City and for the Miami Gardens community. I remember when no one knew anything about the event, and those who knew doubted it could be successful. Now, everyone has a desire to be involved! Jazz in the Gardens has become so much more than just a music festival. It’s become a reunion point for friends and family, a business opportunity for small and large businesses, and a vacation destination for adults seeking a break from the winter cold. Overall, the hard work and investment is paying off! People are learning about Miami Gardens and realizing all the beauty and economic opportunity it offers,” stated City of Miami Gardens Mayor Shirley Gibson.
Quite successfully, “Jazz in the Gardens” continues to double its attendance year after year. Affordable ticket prices and booking blockbuster entertainment has proven to be the winning combination and key to growth. Promising and consistently delivering an A-list line-up, a unique musical experience and an array of diverse activities, the 5th Annual “Jazz in the Gardens” music festival in 2010 will undoubtedly live up to its reputation as one of the premiere music festivals in the country.