Last year, this event garnered a heaping 45,000 guests, attracting both locals and thousands of out-of-towners to the beautiful City of Miami Gardens.
Patrons enjoyed live performances by Grammy award-winning artists such as Mary J. Blige, Robin Thicke, John Legend, Teena Marie, Boyz II Men, Cassandra Wilson and David Sanborn alongside a host of other world renowned talents such as Joe Sample, Melanie Fiona, K’Jon and Eric Roberson, all while reveling in a wide variety of ethnically diverse foods and top notch merchandise from all around the world.
This year, Jazz in the Gardens will continue the magical annual tradition at SunLife Stadium, hosting an event that will surely surpass last year’s experience with another illustrious lineup that continues to make this festival second to none.
Your Jazz in the Gardens weekend experience will include pre-festival events, after parties, fabulous shopping, community events and much, much more!
So far you can look forward to seeing Lauryn Hill, Charlie Wilson, Al Jarreau, Lalah Hathaway, Heads of State (Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill, and Ralph Tresvant), Gladys Knight,
El Debarge, Branford Marsalis, The Isley Brothers, and EnVogue.
Musiq now added to this year’s line up to replace El Debarge.
If you are looking for pictures from JIG 2011, you can find them here.
March 19th & 20th, 2011
Sun Life Stadium
2269 Northwest 199th Street
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
Visit jazzinthegardens.com to get updates on talent, tickets, hotel, and travel packages, vendor information, sponsor updates, JIG branded merchandise, other local and regional Jazz in the Gardens events and contests to meet and greet the artists!
You can also join the Jazz in the Gardens Movement by reading and posting blogs, and becoming a fan on Facebook and Twitter at @jazzgardens. Twitter users can also follow the #JIG2011 hashtag for updates.
photos via www.spoofem.com