This year’s Jazz In The Gardens line-up consists of Grammy-winning headliners including Lionel Richie, Brandy, Teddy Riley & Friends featuring Blackstreet with Teddy Riley, Dave Hollister, Bobby Brown, and Doug E. Fresh with special guests En Vogue and Jagged Edge, Stephanie Mills, The O’Jays, Black Violin, Tye Tribbett, and the Jazz in the Gardens All-Stars with Maysa, Chieli Minucci, Gerald Veasley, Lao Tizer, and Nelson Rangell and hosted by Rickey Smiley…

Mayor Oliver Gilbert shared the secret to the Jazz In The Garden success, “Our lineup is so interesting, because what we focus on is the feeling we want you to have and we listen to our fans on who they want to hear, for example, Lionel Richie has often been requested from our fans, however, he has never performed at Jazz In The Gardens, so this year we are able to meet our fans request, which we strive to do year after year. We want to always try to expand to meet their request while also providing a great mix of music for everyone.”

The 14th Annual Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival (JITG) on March 9th & 10th, 2019, has announced that partial proceeds of tickets purchased for the festival will go to a FAMU Scholarship Fund in memory of Adrian Freeman.

Adrian Freeman, who recently passed away, was a much-loved photographer and friend of the City of Miami Gardens and for the past decade captured the magic of Jazz in the Gardens through the lens of his camera.

Freeman was a proud graduate and active alumnus of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU). The University’s Administration and NAA President will be presented with the scholarship check before Lionel Richie headlines on Sunday, March 10th.

“Adrian was a very special member of the greater Miami Gardens community and we will miss him tremendously. Over the years Adrian’s work captured the essence of the festival, as well as countless indelible moments throughout the community. It is wonderful that a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will go towards a scholarship in honor of his memory,” Mayor Oliver Gilbert commented.

Hosted by nationally syndicated radio personality, Rickey Smiley, JITG will produce this celebrated event for an anticipated 50,000 attendees at the world-class Hard Rock Stadium located at 347 Don Shula Drive, Miami Gardens, FL 33056. Click here to purchase 2019 JITG Tickets: http://www.jazzinthegardens.com/tickets/