Every March, Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens gathers music fans for Jazz in the Gardens weekend. The jazz festival hosts both local and international musicians like Chaka Khan, Smokey Robinson, Anita Baker, and Fantasia. Festival-goers can also explore the marketplace selling artwork, jewelry, and fashion. In case someone gets hungry, there are stalls selling delicious Caribbean food. A perfect mix of music, crafts, and food make Miami Gardens the right place to be. Besides, it's only one-hour drive from Miami.
The two-day jazz affair is held on Saturday and Sunday. Music genres played at the festival varies from jazz and R&B to Neo-soul and World Beat. Past lineups featured bigs names like Maxwell, Toni Braxton, Run DMC, Mary J. Blige, R. Kelly, LL Cool J, Neyo, Charlie Wilson, New Edition, Earth Wind & Fire, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Gladys Knight, Nicole Henry, and Kenny G.
Besides the festival, Miami Gardens hosts range events that promote art and culture like FMAC: Film, Music, Art and Culture Conference. It provides opportunities for professional development and networking for musicians, artists, filmmakers, poets, students, educators, and others interested in arts and culture. This multipurpose event educates, showcases, and celebrates the diverse art forms from across South Florida.
Jazz in the Gardens celebrates the richness of arts and culture through the power of music. The amphitheatre-shaped venue of the Hardrock Stadium offers both reserved and general admission lawn seating. The site also features a merchandise village, a food village, a designated cigar lounge, and bars. Jazz in the Gardens promises a musical weekend filled with memorable performances, inspiring dancing and delicious foods.