Archive for February 20, 2011

After six years of unforgettable concert experiences and entertainment, Jazz in the Gardens has grown to become one of the most highly regarded and anticipated music festival events in the country.

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.

On March 19th & 20th, 2011, 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!

Every year this event gets bigger and better, and 2011 will be no different. Continue to browse this website 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!

Jazz in the Gardens, voted the best festival of 2010 by Miami New Times, has upgraded their already star-studded line up to include former New Edition members Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant to the two-day music
festival, returning to Miami Gardens’ SunLife Stadium for the 6th consecutive year, March 19 and 20, 2011. Performing under the name “Heads of State”, Brown, Gill and Tresvant will reprise their exhilarating chart topping hit making career, which is widely credited for inspiring and originating the explosive boy band movement of the 80s and 90s. The group replaces Doug E. Fresh & Slick Rick “The Ruler” on the bill.

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 and Brown/Gill/Tresvant aka “Heads of State”.

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”.

Tickets are on sale now at, Ticketmaster locations and online,
and at the SunLife Stadium Box Office. Tickets range from $45 for General Admission to
$70 for Prime Reserve. Discounts available for 2 day passes (best value).