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All-star lineup of talent to perform at ‘Jazz in the Gardens’ in March

All-star lineup of talent to perform at ‘Jazz in the Gardens’ in March

NEW EDITION

NEW EDITION

Miami Gardens’ 8th annual two-day Jazz in the Gardens music festival at Sun Life Stadium is proud to announce its first round of artists. Earth Wind & Fire, Charlie Wilson, New Edition, Najee, Mary Mary and Rachelle Ferrell will take the stage for the March 16 and 17.

EARTH WIND & FIRE

EARTH WIND & FIRE

The City of Miami Gardens is thrilled to announce UPTOWN Magazine as its presenting sponsor for the festival, a perfect partnership as this popular national brand is known for celebrating the luxury lifestyle of professional and influential urban consumers. Nationally syndicated radio personality Michael Baisden, known for his love of great entertainment, has joined the line up as the festival’s host.

Tickets on sale now at www.jazzinthegardens. com, the Sun Life Stadium Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com and at Ticketmaster locations.

Jazz in the Gardens success is attributed to the list of legends that grace the stage each year along with its incredible food, affordable tickets and Miami Gardens’ amazing March weather. For the past seven years, the festival has enjoyed unprecedented growth and has consistently delivered increases in attendance. More than 40,000 music lovers from the Caribbean, United States and all over Florida attended the 2012 festival.

“This is the 8th year of Jazz in the Gardens and we’re hitting our stride. We want to make this the best entertainment experience anyone could ever attend in the U.S. It’s gonna be an all the way live weekend,” said Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert. “And with our first round of performers, I’m very thrilled with this show already and there are more acts to announce! Once the full lineup is revealed, this will be the best festival we’ve ever had.”

The 2012 Jazz in the Gardens featured performances from legendary artists including Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, Patti LaBelle, KEM, Kenny G, Doug E Fresh, Kevin Eubanks, Ramsey Lewis and Nicole Henry. Previous years have included celebrated artists such as Erykah Badu, John Legend, Robin Thicke, the late Teena Marie, Wyclef, Babyface, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Chaka Khan, Chrisette Michele, Common, Anthony Hamilton, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Al Jarreau, Gladys Knight, The Isley Brothers, EnVogue, Lalah Hathaway, Branford Marsalis and Roy Ayers.

For more information about the 8th Annual Jazz in the Gardens, please call the general hotline at (877) 640-5299 or visit www.jazzinthegardens.com. Like at www.facebook.com/jazzinthegardens, follow @jazzgardens and use the Twitter/Instagram hashtag #JIG8.

Sponsorship requests should be directed to Roane Consulting Group at (804) 506-4020 or sponsorships@jazzinthegardens.com.

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