The 12th Annual Jazz in the Gardens (#JITG2017), produced by the City of Miami Gardens, is a considered and one of the most anticipated music festivals in the country for a reason. If you missed out on this past weekend’s festival, you were at disadvantage.

The two-day lineup of world class artists representing a dynamic mix of musical genres was amazing. This year’s festival was hosted by comedy legend and entertainment mogul Rick Smiley. Jill Scott, LL COOL J, Common, Robin Thicke, The Roots, and other top artists made this year’s festival nothing short of soulful. The lineup also included: Esperanza Spalding, Morris Day & The Time, Chante Moore, Will Downing, Smokie Norful, and local artists.

Thousands of festival-goers from the US and the Caribbean come each year for the ambiance, food, and good music. Fashion style at this popular festival were an array of bold colors & prints this year. Relive moments from the 2017 Jazz In The Gardens by seeing the pictures below.

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On Sunday, two of the youngest actors from the Oscar award-winning and Miami-based film Moonlight, Alex Hibbert and Jaden Piner (pictured below) each received their own key to the city for their performances in the highly acclaimed movie:

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We loved seeing the different expressions of fashion at this year’s festival!

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Esperanza Spalding is unique. This young lady is talented. The bass is a signature instrument in her performance, adding to her unforgettable stage presence.

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On Saturday, music legend and Miami native Betty Wright accepted her key for over 50 years of continuous stellar contributions to the music industry.

 

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Robin Thicke sexy performance on Day One of #JITG2017

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Jill Scott delivered a stellar performance on Day One of #JITG2017

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