The full Jazz in the Gardens lineup is Mary J. Blige, SHE, Rick RossThe Isley Brothers, SWV, The Roots with special guest T-Pain, Stokely, Johnathan McReynolds, Mike Phillips and Marc Allen Felton, with local artists yet to be announced. Radio host and unionized comedian Ricky Smiley will return as the host of JITG 2022.
In 2020, as a result of the global pandemic, Jazz in the Gardens was forced to cancel just two days before the doors were scheduled to open. Now, nearly two years later, the 2022 festival represents an impressive return as the city of Miami Gardens flagship event and should be an even better experience for the thousands of loyal and eager ticket buyers who come from all over the world. Participants will be required to present a valid COVID-19 vaccination card or a negative COVID-19 test. Social distancing protocols will be adhered to and face masks will be strongly encouraged.
“”Not only are we thrilled to have Jazz in the Gardens return, but we are also honored to welcome Mary J. Blige once again in the great city of Miami Gardens,” noted Mayor Rodney Harris. “Mary J is an exceptional artist who consistently delivers a moving and entertaining performance for her audience. We are happy to welcome her back to the Miami Gardensand to share the experience with all Jazz in the Gardens fans.”
“As a manager, my clients have played this festival several times over the past decade,” said Shawn GeePresident of Live Nation Urban“so when I was presented with the opportunity to work alongside the city to produce the event this year, I was super excited. Jazz in the Gardens is one of the biggest live events in the jazz and R&B music culture, on a global scale.Our goal is not just to produce a stellar event, but to introduce the world to the hidden gem that City of Miami Gardens a with this event”.
“We are honored to partner with Mayor Harris and the City of Miami Gardens the 15thand anniversary of Jazz in the Gardens,” said Brittany FloresPresident of Live Nation Florida. “The event is unmissable here at South Florida and we are beyond excited to help continue the tradition and usher in the next chapter of this incredible event.”
The 15thand Annual Jazz in the Gardens also features an eclectic mix of produce and great buys in the Merchandise Village and delicious exotic cuisine in the Food Village
Tickets on sale now at www.jazzinthegardens.com – Follow @jazzinthegardens
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About the city of Miami Gardens
The city of Miami Gardens celebrated its 18th anniversary in 2021 since its incorporation. With a population of approximately 113,000, it is the third largest city in Miami Dade County. Miami Gardens is a strong professional community of unique diversity. It is the largest predominantly African-American municipality in Florida and has thousands of Caribbean and Hispanic residents. The city is home to the Hard Rock Stadium, the Miami Dolphins football team, the University of Miami The Hurricanes football team, the Orange Bowl football game, the 2020 Super Bowl, and most recently, the Miami Tennis Open. It is also the headquarters of the Miami Dolphins training camp. The city has demonstrated steady growth in the areas of community and economic development and has earned a reputation as a destination of choice in South Florida. The city is a 2020 US city. www.miamigardens-fl.gov
About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment is the global leader in live entertainment comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship. For more information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.
About Live Nation Urban
Live Nation Urban (LNU) is a partnership with Live Nation Entertainment, the global leader in live entertainment. With a specific focus on hip-hop, R&B and gospel, LNU builds platforms, events and festivals globally and develops dynamic content strategies based on the live properties created. Live Nation Urban considers itself the most powerful source of live urban music. For more information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.
SOURCE City of Miami Gardens