The Miami area is always a great destination to travel to, but every March it gets a bit greater thanks to the annual Jazz In The Gardens Music Festival that brings people from near and far to experience a weekend of unforgettable musical performances underneath the sun, moon and stars. The festival returns for its eleventh year the weekend of Saturday, March 19th and Sunday, March 20th and once again has a lineup full of soul, R&B, jazz and gospel heavy hitters.
Kicking the festival off on Saturday will be world famous jazz pianist Alex Bugnon who will set the stage for soul and R&B sanger Regina Belle to grace it. Then contemporary jazz favorite Najee will blaze things up during his set before classic acts Average White Band, Michael McDonald and Kool & the Gang break it all the way down and set things up for Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin to lift everyone up.
Day one's roster of talent is amazing by itself, but day two ups the ante. Sunday's performers include gospel great Fred Hammond taking everyone to church to open the day, followed by jazz/R&B musician Brian Culbertson. Next up will be the Tender Lover himself Babyface who will smooth things out before Janelle Monáe comes on to funk things up prior to headliner Usher setting it off and shutting it down.
The can't miss two-day festival takes place at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL, and tickets of varying price levels are on sale now via the Jazz In The Gardens website.