MSNBC'S "GROWING HOPE" TO
9TH ANNUAL JAZZ IN THE GARDENS MUSIC FESTIVAL
March 15th & 16th, 2014
Featuring MSNBC Hosts Ed Schultz of "The Ed Show",
Joy Reid of "The Reid Report" and Touré of "The Cycle"
MIAMI GARDENS, FL. – March 4, 2014 - The City of Miami Gardens is proud to welcome MSNBC, the fastest growing cable news network in the country, to its 9th annual Jazz in the Gardens music festival at Sun Life Stadium March 15-16, 2014.
MSNBC will host a unique fan experience for Jazz in the Garden festival attendees. Network hosts Ed Schultz of "The Ed Show," Joy Reid of "The Reid Report", and Touré, co-host of "The Cycle", will contribute to the festivities. Attendees will be able to meet show hosts, receive giveaways and participate in the "Growing Hope" experience. Coverage of the event and Growing Hope will be available on msnbc.com and theGrio.com.
MSNBC kicks off its multi-market "Growing Hope" tour at the festival. The tour, which will reach colleges, local festivals and events across the country, is a cornerstone of MSNBC's year-long national "Growing Hope" initiative inviting people to share hopes for their community and speak out about issues that matter to them. By sharing hopes on-line, at an event, through social media, we can come together as a community. And as a community we have the power to make a difference.
"As an avid MSNBC viewer I am personally thrilled to meet some of the hosts I enjoy watching on the network. As the Mayor of the beautiful City of Miami Gardens, and on behalf of the City Council, we are honored to team up with MSNBC as they launch this important campaign inspired by hope and volunteerism," said Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert III.
"This is a great opportunity to meet our fans in Miami. We have seen and experienced the powerful connection MSNBC has with our community. Through 'Growing Hope,' we will turn that connection into a force for good," said Phil Griffin, President of MSNBC.
MSNBC joins an already star studded line-up of national artists which includes Grammy Award winners LL Cool J, Jamie Foxx and Anthony Hamilton, bass guitar legend Stanley Clarke, the beloved Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly, R&B artist Trey Songz, original Destiny's Child member Kelly Rowland, R&B funk group Mint Condition, six octave vocal songstress Rachelle Farrell and 2014 Grammy nominee jazz artist Boney James.
Continuing the magical annual tradition, Jazz in the Gardens, powered by Music Choice and hosted by D.L. Hughley, celebrates its ninth year as one of the most highly regarded and anticipated music events in the country. In 2013, more than 63,000 fans attended, attracting both locals and thousands of out-of-towners to the beautiful City of Miami Gardens. The 2014 Jazz in the Gardens will surely surpass last years' experience with another illustrious lineup that continues to make this festival second to none. The weekend exeperience includes pre-festival events; the Women's Impact Conference & Luncheon at Shulas Hotel & Golf Club featuring actress Sheryl Lee Ralph and the Official Opening Night Party with old school funk performances by the Dazz Band and the S.O.S Band.
Sponsors of the 9th Annual Jazz in the Gardens include Presenting Sponsor Music Choice; Platinum sponsors SunLife Stadium, Miami Dolphins, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, Volkswagen; Gold Sponsors MSNBC, Comcast, Tootsies, WHQT, ADT and the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau.
For more information about MSNBC's "Growing Hope" initiative, visit: msnbc.com/growinghope or add your voice to the conversation using the hashtag #growinghope. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MSNBC or follow us on Twitter @MSNBC.
The City of Miami Gardens celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2013. Miami Gardens is the 33rd city in Miami-Dade County. With a
population of approximately 110,000, it is the third largest city in Miami-Dade County. Miami Gardens is a solid, working and middle
class community of unique diversity. It is the largest predominantly African-American municipality in Florida and boasts many
Caribbean and Hispanic residents. The City hosted the 2010 FedEx Orange Bowl, the 2010 NFL Pro Bowl™ and Super Bowl XLIV™,
2013 Orange Bowl and 2013 BCS National Championship game. The City has demonstrated steady growth in the areas of community
and economic development, and has gained a reputation for being a hot destination in South Florida. www.miamigardens-fl.gov
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