Miami Gardens – The City of Miami Gardens is proud to announce that the 7th annual “Jazz in the Gardens” music festival will be held March 17 & 18, 2011, at SunLife Stadium, located at 2269 Dan Marino Boulevard, in the heart of Miami Gardens.
Since its 2006 inception, “Jazz in the Gardens” has consistently delivered a dynamic mix of musical genres including Jazz, R&B, Neo-soul and World Beat sounds. Among the legendary entertainers who have performed at “Jazz in the Gardens” are Gladys Knight, Mary J. Blige, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, John Legend, Robin Thicke, the late Teena Marie, Wyclef, Babyface, Kenny G., Frankie Beverly and Maze, Chaka Khan, Chrisette Michele, Common, Erykah Badu, Anthony Hamilton and Roy Ayers.
“I am elated about the success of “Jazz in the Gardens” and really feel like I’ve made an impact on the community during my time here as Mayor. I remember when no one knew anything about the event and now everyone has the 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 source of economic opportunity for small and large businesses and a vacation destination for adults seeking a break from the winter cold,” said City of Miami Gardens Mayor Shirley Gibson. “This may be my last year as Mayor, but I know “Jazz in the Gardens” will continue to grow, and I look forward to attending the festival year after glorious year.”
This year the City has partnered with AEG Live to produce and showcase the 7th Annual Jazz in the Gardens as a premiere festival in the country. AEG Live, one of the world’s leading concert promotion and touring companies is devoted to all aspects of live entertainment. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry and Justin Bieber to name a few. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America.
Mayor Gibson created “Jazz in the Gardens” seven years ago to help boost the City of Miami Garden’s economic growth and since then the festival has positioned itself as one of South Florida’s most highly anticipated musical events, attracting audiences from all across the nation and abroad. In March 2011, over 45,000 people attended the music festival.
The annual “Jazz in the Gardens” music festival formula for success is simple: a stellar line-up, great exotic foods, affordable ticket prices and amazing weather. The 7th annual “Jazz in the Gardens” music festival will undoubtedly live up to its reputation that has been established over the previous years as one of the premiere music festivals in the country. For the past six years, it has enjoyed unprecedented growth, constantly delivering stunning increases in attendance, enjoying a burgeoning worldwide popularity and attention for the beautiful City of Miami Gardens, with attendees from as far as Canada, Europe, and the Caribbean. “Jazz in the Gardens 2012” performers will be announced soon and tickets will be on sale in December 2011 for the two-day star-studded music festival.