JAZZ IN THE GARDENS MUSIC FESTIVAL RETURNS WITH LIONEL RICHIE,
TEDDY RILEY & FRIENDS FT. BLACKSTREET WITH TEDDY RILEY, DAVE HOLLISTER,
BOBBY BROWN AND DOUG E FRESH WITH SPECIAL GUESTS EN VOGUE & JAGGED EDGE, BRANDY, STEPHANIE MILLS, THE O’JAYS AND MORE!
Miami Gardens, FL – December 5, 2018 – Presented by the City of Miami Gardens and dubbed “the fastest growing jazz and R&B festival in the U.S.”, the 14th annual Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival (JITG) is ushering in the 2019 festival season with the announcement of yet another “top notch” lineup. On March 9-10, 2019 the highly anticipated festival event will immerse fans in the best of R&B, soul, jazz, hip-hop, and funk genres at the world-class Hard Rock Stadium. This year’s lineup includes legendary R&B powerhouse Lionel Richie who festival producers say has been one of the top requested artists from social media, Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter Teddy Riley & Friends featuring 90’s superstars Blackstreet with Teddy Riley and smooth vocals of Dave Hollister, the always exciting Bobby Brown and human beatbox Doug E. Fresh with special guests the beautifully harmonized En Vogue and R&B favorites Jagged Edge. Rounding out the R&B lineup is one of the best selling female artists of all time– singer/songwriter/actress Brandy, the legendary smooth trio The O’Jays, soul-stirring Stephanie Mills, eclectic violinists Black Violin and gospel sensation Tye Tribbett. Back by popular demand, this year’s Jazz in the Gardens All-Stars will feature the incredibly popular neo-soul songstress Maysa, Grammy-nominated guitarist Chieli Minucci, jazz bass guitarist Gerald Veasley, fusion-oriented keyboardist Lao Tizer, and celebrated saxophonist Nelson Rangell. Hosted by nationally syndicated radio personality Rickey Smiley, this much-anticipated musical experience is hailed as the “the adult winter break destination” and brings over 60,000 concert goers from all over the world. While the rest of the country freezes, attendees will enjoy fun in the South Florida sun, catching up with old friends, making new friends, dancing in the aisles and a party like no other.
Produced by the City of Miami Gardens, Jazz in the Gardens will also feature the Film, Music, Arts & Culture Conference, the Women’s Impact Luncheon and the official Opening Night Party with no other than The Sugarhill Gang who is sure to bring the house down. The festival also boasts exotic food from the Caribbean along with traditional American fare, and a popping merchandise village where shopaholics will enjoy all kinds of exciting items from African garb to artisan curated goods, to health and beauty offerings to eclectic fashion accessories.
Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert comments “it’s JITG 2019 and we are excited about the talented artists who will be gracing the stage. The diversity in the music and talent offers something for everyone, from the most requested artist on the JITG stage, Lionel Richie, to gospel and of course jazz. The City is extremely pleased with the growth of the festival and the opportunity to showcase our home, Miami Gardens, to the thousands of patrons it attracts.”
Tickets are on sale now at the Hard Rock Stadium Box Office or online at Ticketmaster.com. For more information, please visit JazzInTheGardens.com.
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