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Miami Gardens' signature music festival returns for 2023. Here's a look at the lineup

C. Isaiah Smalls II, Miami Herald on

Published in Gardening News

MIAMI — Jazz in the Gardens just got a bit more soulful.

The acclaimed Miami Gardens music festival will return for its 16th iteration March 11 and 12 at Hard Rock Stadium. Boasting a lineup featuring Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Charlie Wilson and Ari Lennox, this year’s bill leans heavy into R&B and neo-soul.

“Over the years, Jazz in the Gardens has evolved on many levels,” Miami Gardens Mayor Rodney Harris said in a release. “Now, in our 16th year, the festival continues to showcase some amazing talent and different genres of music for all those who attend to enjoy.”

After having a more hip-hop heavy lineup in 2022, festival organizers opted for a more soulful selection in 2023 that also includes Jodeci, El DeBarge and Keyshia Cole. The 2023 edition, however, is not limited to just R&B and neo-soul. Fresh from the 20-year anniversary of his double-platinum album “Dutty Rock,” dancehall legend Sean Paul will grace the stage. Sunday will also feature a special gospel performance courtesy of Chandler Moore, Kierra “Kiki” Sheard and Pastor Mike Jr.


Jazz in the Gardens returned in 2022 after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. That year, hip-hop acts like The Roots, T-Pain and Rick Ross rocked the stage so much so that Harris and the City Council even declared March 13 as “Rick Ross Day.”

Tickets are available and start at $135 for 2-day general admission.


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