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  • 2013

    Nov





    TREY SONGZ, KELLY ROWLAND, MINT CONDITION, RACHELLE FARRELL AND BONEY JAMES ADDED TO 9TH ANNUAL JAZZ IN THE GARDENS LINEUP


    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – November 12, 2013 – The City of Miami Gardens’ 9th annual Jazz in the Gardens music festival at Sun Life Stadium is proud to announce Grammy nominated international R&B superstar Trey Songz,  sexy global pop star and original Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland, popular R&B funk group Mint Condition, soulful six octave range jazz phenomenon Rachelle Farrell (who missed the 2013 festival due to illness) and national jazz recording artist Boney James as the first artists named to this year’s line-up.

    Tickets for this highly anticipated event go on sale Friday, November 15th at 10 a.m., available at www.jazzinthegardens.com, the Sun Life Stadium Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com and at Ticketmaster locations.

    “Jazz in the Gardens is one of the fastest growing shows in the U.S. right now. We’re booking the best talent in the business. We listen to the fans and who they want to see; and there isn’t a performer we don’t consider. We’re off to a great start with D.L. Hughley, Trey Songz, Kelly Rowland, Mint Condition, Rachelle Ferrell and Boney James. The fan feedback has been very positive and we have more A-list artists to add,” said Scott Gartner, producer, AEG Live. “If you like good food, soul, rhythm and blues and jazz, you’re going to love this show,” he added.

    The festival will kick off on Friday, March 14th with the Women’s Impact Conference & Luncheon at Shula’s Hotel & Golf Club. Later that evening, Jazz in the Gardens begins with the inaugural Friday night party at Calder Casino; the headlining performer will be named at a later date. Five more headliners will be announced in the coming weeks to perform on Saturday, March 15th and Sunday, March 16th, 2014.

    In 2013,  more than 63,000 fans attended the 8th Annual Jazz in the Gardens festival over the weekend to enjoy performances by Ne-Yo, Earth Wind & Fire, Charlie Wilson, New Edition, Monica, Fantasia, Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds, Najee, Nicole Henry (replaced an ill Rachelle Ferrell) and Mary Mary.

    Jazz in the Gardens owes its success to a simple formula: a star-studded line-up, great food, affordable ticket prices and amazing weather. For the past eight years the festival has enjoyed unprecedented growth, consistently delivering stunning increases in attendance while attracting both locals and thousands of out-of-towners to the beautiful City of Miami Gardens .

    For more information about Jazz in the Gardens, visit www.jazzinthegardens.com, Like at www.facebook.com/jazzinthegardens, Follow twitter.com/jazzgardens and instagram.com/jitg9 #JITG9.

    All media inquiries should be directed to Circle of One Marketing at (305) 576-3790 or elvis@circleofonemarketing.com. Sponsorship requests should be directed to Roane Consulting Group at (804) 506-4020 or sponsorships@jazzinthegardens.com.  Food and merchandise vendor requests should be sent to vendors@jazzinthegardens.com.


    About City of Miami Gardens

    The City of Miami Gardens celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2013, it was incorporated on May 13, 2003,  and 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™, 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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  • 2013

    Nov





    DL HUGHLEY TO HOST THE 9TH EDITION OF JAZZ IN THE GARDENS ON MARCH 14TH, 15TH & 16TH , 2014


    Tickets go on sale in mid-November for the Miami Gardens three-day spring festival



    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – October 28, 2013 – The City of Miami Gardens' 9th annual Jazz in the Gardens music festival at Sun Life Stadium is proud to announce this year's edition will be hosted by D.L. Hughley and Rachelle Ferrell will return after missing last year's show due to a last minute illness. Nine more headliners will be announced in the coming weeks in advance of the popular South Florida spring weekend festival. In addition to the two-day festival, Friday the 14th will kick off the concert weekend with the Women's Impact Conference & Luncheon and an evening pre-party with live celebrity entertainment!

    "If you think the last Jazz in the Gardens was amazing, wait until you see this year! Between me hosting, Rachelle Ferrell coming back and the other hot talent being featured, this is going to be the one people talk about! We haven't even started and this party is already looking good, I'm happy to be on the JITG team," said D.L. Hughley.

    Hughley has recently launched The D. L. Hughley Show on the Reach Media Network. Hosted by D.L. with co-hosts Jasmine Sanders and Steve Wilson, begins on radio nationwide today from 3-7pm ET. The show will broadcast in 39 markets including Chicago, Cleveland, Nashville, Memphis, Detroit and New Orleans. THE D.L. HUGHLEY SHOW is a daily themed, music intensive afternoon drive program from 3-7pm ET hosted by one of the brightest comedic minds.

    But Hughley has not stopped there. He partners with comedian Michael Ian Black for TBS' Trust Me, I'm a Game Show Host which launched on October 22nd, 2013. Hughley and Black will each present the single contestant with a bizarre and seemingly implausible fact, one of which is true, the other of which is not. The contestant must then choose the true fact to be rewarded in the game. The players who prove themselves to be super-human lie detectors will go home with a pocketful of cash.

    In 2013, more than 63,000 fans attended the 8th Annual Jazz in the Gardens festival over the weekend to enjoy performances by Ne-Yo, Earth Wind & Fire, Charlie Wilson, New Edition, Monica, Fantasia, Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds, Najee, Nicole Henry (who replaced Rachelle Farrell) and Mary Mary.

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