24 Mar Jazz In The Gardens 2018: A Musical Revival
SATURDAY • MARCH 17 – SUNDAY • MARCH 18, 2018
Parking Lots Open at 2PM • Gates Open at 3PM
FIRST PERFORMANCE at 4PM
Jazz in the Gardens has easily become the City of Miami Gardens’ premiere entertainment event. Having 11 years of history under its belt, Jazz in the Gardens celebrates diversity, culture and art through various genres of music. Event-goers find themselves entrenched in the rich beats and musical stylings that vibrate from the stage. The event not only brings world-renowned talent to Miami Gardens, but it gives local artists the opportunity to be seen, heard and possibly discovered.
Jazz in the Gardens (JITG) music festival has been deemed as the undeniable “travel destination for the spring.” JITG occurs annually in March and serves as the inaugural event of the highly anticipated music festival season. The JITG experience is complemented by scenic beaches, plentiful shopping, incredible golf courses, 5-star restaurants, and many other inviting attractions which make South Florida a “must visit” destination. The City of Miami Gardens and its partners are committed to producing an extraordinary experience for our supporters and sponsors.
Jazz in the Gardens 2017 was more than a music festival it was musically a spiritual event. I have attended many concerts and music festivals in my life, however, the two-day JITG served to be the version of a musical revival.
After a day of libations, food and people watching along with my ears being blessed with the jazz renditions of artists including Chante Moore and Robin Thicke, my soul waited for Jill Scott to take the stage. Serving as the closing out of day one Ms. Scott as I will forever call her now approached the stage and evoked the essence of “girl power and baby let me make you a steak” in me all at once. Jilly from Philly left it all on the stage and left the crowd wanting more.
After being musically full from day one, I awoke excited to know there was another day of soulful blessings awaiting me and who better to bring the call to service than The Roots? Black Thought and Questlove delivered hip hop devotion at it’s finest followed up by Adra Day’s neo-soul sultry voice to offer a palette cleanse as we prepared for the sermon being delivered by Common. LL Cool J closed out service with old school jams mixed with a little new school flavor leaving my lyrical soul completely satisfied.
Along with good company, beautiful vibes and the fantastic weather of Miami Gardens, needless to say, Jazz In the Gardens 2018 is already marked on my calendar.