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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, 2012, at SunLife Stadium, located at 2269 Dan Marino Boulevard, in the heart of Miami Gardens.

The performers for 2012 Edition are for Saturday Ramsey Lewis, Wayne Henderson, Wilton Felder, Nick Sample and Doug Belote, Ledisi, KEM, Jill Scott.

The line-up for Sunday are Nicole Henry, Kevin Eubanks, Kenny G and Patti LaBelle.

“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.”

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.

For more information about the 7th annual “Jazz in the Gardens,” please call the general hotline at 1-877-640-JAZZ or visit www.jazzinthegardens.com.