Lauryn Hill, Gladys Knight, Charlie Wilson, Jazmine Sullivan, Al Jarreau, Doug E. Fresh & Slick Rick, En Vogue, El DeBarge, Lalah Hathaway & Branford Marsalis Headline the 6th Annual 'Jazz In The Gardens' Music Festival

March 19th & 20th, 2011 @ SunLife Stadium

Dec 02, 2010, 10:00 ET from Circle of One Marketing

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Having been voted the best festival of 2010 best festival of 2010 by Miami New Times, the two-day music festival returns to Miami Gardens for another year of exhilarating performances at Sun Life Stadium on March 19 and 20, 2011.  Beginning Saturday, March 19, 2011, "Jazz in the Gardens" attendees will be treated to electrifying performances by Lauryn Hill, Charlie Wilson, Al Jarreau, Jazmine Sullivan, Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick "The Ruler."  The Sunday, March 20, 2011 line up will feature R&B legends Gladys Knight, En Vogue, El DeBarge, Lalah Hathaway and Branford Marsalis performing their classic hits. Joining the star-studded cast, and adding his unique and internationally renowned mixing skills, is Miami's own bright star, D.J. Irie, the official DJ for The Miami Heat and now "Jazz in the Gardens."

Tickets go on sale Friday, December 10th at 10:00a.m. at www.jazzinthegardens.com, Ticketmaster locations and online, and at the SunLife Stadium Box Office.

"Jazz in the Gardens" owes its success to a simple formula: a star-studded line-up, great food, extraordinarily affordable ticket prices and amazing weather. For the past five years the festival has enjoyed unprecedented growth, consistently delivering stunning increases in attendance. The 2010 festival garnered a heaping 45,000 guests, attracting both locals and thousands of out-of-towners to the beautiful City of Miami Gardens

"Like all Jazz in the Gardens fans, I wait in anticipation to hear who is performing and once again I'm excited! The 2011 line-up is absolutely fantastic and I look forward to all the fans from around the nation joining us again. This added event in Miami Gardens brings added value to the City and to South Florida in general. I am proud of our City; in the seven years since incorporation, the City has seen a number of tremendous positive changes and improvements. There is a lot more work ahead of us, but Jazz in the Gardens is more than a concert, it is an opportunity and experience that people want to enjoy year after year," says Mayor Shirley Gibson.

The 2010 "Jazz in the Gardens" included performances from A-list artists including Mary J. Blige, John Legend, Robin Thicke, Teena Marie, Boyz II Men, Cassandra Wilson, David Sanborn, Melanie Fiona, Joe Sample and K'Jon.  Previous years have included celebrated artists such as Wyclef, Babyface, Kenny G., Frankie Beverly and Maze,

Chaka Khan, Chrisette Michele, Common, Erykah Badu, Anthony Hamilton, Roy Ayers, The O'Jays, Nancy Wilson, George Benson, Sergio Mendez, Luciano, KEM and Boney James.

For more information about the 6th Annual "Jazz in the Gardens," please call the general hotline at (877)-640-5299 or visit www.jazzinthegardens.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. All media inquiries should be directed to Circle of One Marketing at (305) 576-3790.

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About The City of Miami Gardens

The City of Miami Gardens was incorporated on May 13, 2003, as the 33rd city in Miami-Dade County. At 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 the State of Florida and boasts many Caribbean residents. In 2007, the City hosted the 41st annual Super Bowl. In 2009, the City hosted the college BCS championship game and in 2010 hosted the 43rd Super Bowl and Pro Bowl > www.miamigardens-fl.gov

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