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Time flies when you're having fun. Here we are ready to get into a another rendition of Jazz In The Gardens (JITG). Will there be Jazz music? Yeah here and there. Where is the gardens? Uh the city is Miami Gardens. Get that part right. Yeah Miami Gardens.

JITG is an event that has emerged as one of the key places to plan for in your annual travel schedule. It happens at the perect time of the year; Mid-March and besides the powerful musical lineup, theres food, fun, and did we say music from some of the most celebrated artist in the world?

The festival has become gathering place for folks wanting to meet in Miami and enjoy the sunshine, the vibe, and of course some of the best r&b, hip hop, gospel, neo soul, and of course jazz you'll find anywhere in the country that weekend.

You know you're in the righjt place when hip-Hip/Dance Jall superstar Sean Paul is in the building. There's only one thing to do when he hits the stage: DANCE!

The internationally acclaimed Jazz in the Gardens Music (JITG) Festival marks its 16th annual “sweeter level” celebration of Black music and culture.

JITG boasts an electric artist lineup of award-winning R&B, neo-soul, reggae and gospel artists, including Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Jodeci, Ari Lennox, El Debarge, Sean Paul, Mike Phillips, the Adam Blackstone Experience, and a special soulful Sunday performance by Chandler Moore, Kierra “Kiki” Sheard and Pastor Mike Jr.

The two-day, weekend festival will return to the Hard Rock Stadium on Saturday, March 11th and Sunday March 12th, 2023.

The Charlie Wilson effect

Let's focus on Charlie Wilson for a second. The R&B and funk icon, has gone through a number of reinventions that keeps him relevant over his 40-year career. Hailing from Tulsa, Oklahoma as the front man for The GAP band. They scored with a string of massive hits including you're ready for your love and burn rubber. Charlie Wilson alone could hold down the whole deal but they are lots of other phenomenal headliners on the slate.

“Over the years, Jazz in the Gardens has evolved on many levels. Now, in its 16th year, the festival continues to showcase some amazing talent and different genres of music for all those who attend to enjoy. People come from all over for this unique experience. Jazz is the means by which we celebrate grandly music, food, and culture, together,” said Miami Gardens Mayor Rodney Harris.

In 2022, artists including the Queen of Soul Mary J. Blige and Miami Gardens native son Rick Ross lit up the JITG stage following a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During the festival, Miami Gardens Mayor Rodney Harris & Council declared March 13th as “Rick Ross Day” in honor of the Miami Gardens native’s global success as an entertainer, entrepreneur and philanthropist.

Jill Heather Scott is a popular singer with a cult-like, songwriter, model, poet and actress. Her 2000 debut album, Who Is Jill Scott?: Words and Sounds Vol. 1, went platinum and the follow-ups Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2 (2004) and The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3 (2007) both achieved gold status.

Scott made her film debut in 2007 in Hounddog and Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?. In 2008, she starred in the BBC/HBO series The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, based on the novels of the same name by Alexander McCall Smith. After a four-year hiatus from music, Scott released her fourth album, The Light of the Sun, in 2011. In 2014, she starred in the film Get on Up as the second wife of James Brown. In 2015, she released her fifth album, Woman. Beginning in 2018, Scott appeared in The CW DC Comics superhero series Black Lightning as Lady Eve.

In addition to the live performances, the 2023 JITG Music Fest will feature succulent, exotic cuisine and offer exquisite retail buys in the Merchandise Village. For tickets and more information visit


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