MIAMI GARDENS, Fla., The City of Miami Gardens announces the highly anticipated 2018 artist lineup for its 13th annual Jazz in the Gardens (JITG) music festival, the signature event for this vibrant community. On March 17-18, 2018, fans will again experience the ultimate festival event featuring the world’s top artists from the R&B, soul, jazz, hip-hop, and funk genres.
Hosted by nationally syndicated radio personality, Rickey Smiley, JITG will present this world class line up to an anticipated 70,000 attendees at the Hard Rock Stadium located at 347 Don Shula Drive, Miami Gardens, FL 33056.
Gracing the stage is the incomparable Chaka Khan and the soulful voices of Grammy award winning songstresses Anita Baker and Fantasia. Iconic soul legend Smokey Robinson makes his first ever Jazz in the Gardens appearance, along with gospel sensation Tasha Cobbs Leonard. Back by popular demand are The Jazz in the Gardens All Stars with this year’s lineup including Pieces of a Dream, Walter Beasley and Avery Sunshine.
Rounding out JITG, guests will enjoy an array of American and Caribbean cuisine, and indulge in a unique shopping experience with a marketplace of artwork, handbags, clothing and memorabilia.
CHAKA KHAN, ANITA BAKER, FANTASIA, SMOKEY ROBINSON, TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE, JOE, TASHA COBBS LEONARD, THE “I LOVE THE 90’S” TRIBUTE (FEATURING SALT-N-PEPA, KID ‘N PLAY, & TRICK DADDY & BIZ MARKIE), THE JAZZ IN THE GARDENS ALL-STARS (FEATURING PIECES OF A DREAM, AVERY SUNSHINE, AND WALTER BEASLEY) PLUS MORE ARTISTS BEING ANNOUNCED SOON!