Miami Gardens Soliciting Vendors For 6th Annual “Jazz In The Gardens” Music Festival

MIAMI GARDENS – The City of Miami Gardens will host its 6th Annual “Jazz in the Gardens” Music Festival on Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20, 2011, at SunLife Stadium. “Jazz in the Gardens” is currently soliciting arts, crafts, food and retail vendors for this event.

Prospective vendors must complete an official application and agreement which can be obtained by logging onto The deadline for all vendor applications is December 24th

The Jazz in the Gardens Vendor Marketplace offers a unique shopping experience and a variety of exciting things to buy! The informational booth merchandise fee is $650, the merchandise fee for a 10’ X 10’ booth is $1,000, and the merchandise fee for a 10’ X 20’ double booth is $1,650.

Key to the stunning success of Jazz in the Gardens is the eclectic variety of foods offered, from Caribbean to Asian to American and everything in between. For the two day festival the food vendor fee is $2,000 for a 10′ X 10″ booth and $3,000 for a 10’ X 20’ double booth.

The 2010 “Jazz in the Gardens” saw almost 45,000 music lovers flock to Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The record-breaking attendance of international, national, regional and local jazz and R&B music aficionados is due in large part to the amazing line-up, the rich Miami weather and the wonderful vendors that participated in the mega-festival. In 2011, over 50,000 are once again expected for the exciting multi-cultural community event, promising a brisk trade in all goods offered.

Beginning Saturday, March 19, 2011, “Jazz in the Gardens” attendees will be treated to electrifying performances by Ms. Lauryn Hill, Charlie Wilson, Al Jarreau, Jazmine Sullivan, Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick “The Ruler”. The Sunday, March 20, 2011, line up will feature R&B legends Gladys Knight, EnVogue, El DeBarge, Lalah Hathaway and Branford Marsalis performing their classic hits. Joining the star-studded cast, and adding his unique and internationally renowned mixing skills, is Miami’s own bright star, D.J. Irie, the official DJ for the Miami Heat and now “Jazz in the Gardens

“It amazes me to see how far we have come, 6 years ago, we were just little jazz festival and now Jazz in the Gardens is one of the premier music festivals receiving national and international attention,” says Mayor Shirley Gibson. ”Jazz in the Gardens has become more than just a concert, it is an economic resource; infusing a new stream of revenue into the South Florida area; creating opportunities for local businesses, provided sponsorship prospects and bringing tourism to South Florida and the local community. In 2011, we will continue to make Miami Gardens the Winter Break destination for mature adults,”

For more information on how to become a vendor for the 6th Annual “Jazz in the Gardens,” please contact Vannis Lopez, Vendor Coordinator at (954) 775-4917.

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