Miami Gardens, Fla. – December 1, 2017 – The City of Miami Gardens announces the highly anticipated 2018 artist lineup for its 13th annual Jazz in the Gardens (JITG) music festival, the signature event for this vibrant community. On March 17-18, 2018, fans will again experience the ultimate festival event featuring the world’s top artists from the R&B, soul, jazz, hip-hop, and funk genres.
Hosted by nationally syndicated radio personality, Rickey Smiley, JITG will present this world class line up to an anticipated 70,000 attendees at the Hard Rock Stadium located at 347 Don Shula Drive, Miami Gardens, FL 33056.
Gracing the stage is the incomparable Chaka Khan and the soulful voices of Grammy award winning songstresses Anita Baker and Fantasia. Iconic soul legend Smokey Robinson makes his first ever Jazz in the Gardens appearance, along with gospel sensation Tasha Cobbs Leonard. Back by popular demand are The Jazz in the Gardens All Stars with this year’s lineup including Pieces of a Dream, Walter Beasley and Avery Sunshine.
Rounding out JITG, guests will enjoy an array of American and Caribbean cuisine, and indulge in a unique shopping experience with a marketplace of artwork, handbags, clothing and memorabilia.
Tickets will be available Friday, December 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM EST at
Suzan McDowell, 305-490-9145
Alechia Reese, 917-881-2468
About City of Miami Gardens:
The City of Miami Gardens celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2018 and is the 33rd city in Miami-Dade County. With a population of approximately 110,000, it is the third largest city in Miami-Dade County. Miami Gardens is a solid, working middle-class community of unique diversity. It is the largest predominantly African-American municipality in Florida and boasts thousands of Caribbean and Hispanic residents. The City will host the 2020 Super Bowl and hosted the 2010 FedEx Orange Bowl, the 2010 NFL Pro Bowl™, Super Bowl XLIV™, 2013 Orange Bowl and 2013 BCS National Championship game. The City has demonstrated steady growth in the areas of community and economic development, and has gained a reputation for being a hot destination in South Florida. Miami Gardens is the City of Progress. www.miamigardens.fl-gov