Jazz in the Gardens’ 2018 lineup has everyone talking.


Staff Report

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – The City of Miami Gardens announced the highly anticipated 2018 artist lineup for its 13th annual Jazz in the Gardens (JITG) music festival last week.

Fans will again experience one of South Florida’s ultimate festival events featuring top artists from the R&B, soul, jazz, hip-hop and funk genres March 17-18, 2018.

Hosted by nationally syndicated radio personality, Rickey Smiley, JITG will present a world class lineup to an anticipated 70,000 attendees at the Hard Rock Stadium located at 347 Don Shula Drive in Miami Gardens.

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.

Also appearing are R&B crooner Joe; the talented Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue; legendary ‘femcees’ Salt-N-Pepa, the iconic Kid ‘N Play and Miami’s own self-proclaimed Mayor of the 305 Trick Daddy, with more artists expected to be announced.

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.

Tickets will be available Friday, Dec. 8, at 10 a.m. at www.jazzinthegardens.com or www.tickemaster.com.