The 11th annual Jazz In The Gardens is better and bigger this year. From red velvet cupcakes, Conch salad, saxophonists, Aretha Franklin and the sexy Usher the experience will be phenomenal. I know that we all want to look our best but come as comfortable as possible for better enjoyment. You can bring a lawn chair and a light blanket. It is happening on March 19-20th this weekend at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fl. Prices vary. Please visit: www.jazzinthegardens.com for more information. Here are 11 reasons you will want to be there:
Local Artists and All-Stars
Jazz in the Gardens brought us this year jazz all- stars:
Najee which is an American jazz and smooth jazz saxophonist and flautist.
Alex Bugnon is a jazz pianist and composer.
Regina Belle is an American Singer–songwriter and actress.
You will be taking in a culinary journey featuring approximately 50 food stations selling everything from American comfort foods to Jamaican soul food to Latin American classics such as:
Conch salad served in scooped-out pineapples from Chef Keith Reed of Reed & Sons Catering.
Barbecue from Bone-na-fide including smoked dry-rubbed spare ribs and dark-meat chicken with homemade mustard and traditional barbecue sauce.
Delicious jerk chicken with rice and peas and other authentic Jamaican fare from Maam’s Jamaican Restaurant;
Cool off with Fruitzen Delite who will be dishing out 12 flavors of all-natural frozen dessert including fruit punch, mango, piña colada, green apple and cherry.
Assorted mini cupcakes, pies and coffees to sweeten the night from O G Sassy Desserts
Mayor Oliver Glbert
Mayor Oliver Gilbert
Mayor Oliver is always the life of the party at Jazz In The Gardens. His easy going personality makes everyone at ease to interact with him on matters regarding the festival and the City of Miami Gardens.
Surprise Guests appearances
Surprise Guests Appearances
At Jazz In The Gardens anything wonderful can happen. In the past many other unlisted musicians, public figures and actors have come on stage or are just part of the audience. In 2014 Kelly Rowland’s surprise was Nelly.You never know… Babyface might bring in a duet partner.
Fast Moving Lines
Fast moving lines
Please do not be alarm if you see long lines of people. The gatekeepers do their jobs with excellence. They understand that you are here to have a great time; the lines disappear at the first blink.
Once In a lifetime moment
Once in a lifetime moment
Last year Jazz In The Gardens created a lot of buzz as Super Star Toni Braxton brought a few people from the audience on stage. She not only interacted with them she danced with them. R. Kelly and Jamie Fox were practically in the audience half of the time.This might very well be you this year.
Top Security level
Security at Jazz In The Gardens is at its best. No arguing, no fighting, no robbing, and no elbowing allowed when there are officers at touching distance.
Fun for everyone
Everyone is included
You can come alone and have a great time. You might choose to bring a special someone, a friend, family of any age it will still be spectacular. Music is universal therefore everyone will move to the beat.
Rickey Smiley as the host will bring laughter like no other. The comedian is well known for his prank calls and impersonations. The anticipation is building up on the types of Joke that will unfold this year. Will the election be involved in his jokes? Come to Jazz In The Gardens to find out.
An array of musicians that need no introduction. We have:
Usher, Aretha Franklin, Babyface, Janelle Monae, Michael McDonald, Average White Band, Fred Hammond, and Brian Culbertson.
Be part of the movement to positivity
Jazz In The Gardens creates a lot of buzz. Why would you want to miss an event that bring you Usher, Aretha Franklin, Regina Belle, Rickey Smiley along with elected officials in one place? It will be the talk of the year. It’s sad if you have not purchased your ticket yet but don’t be sorry that you didn’t. Go now on: