Over 45,000 music fans attended the 6th Annual “Jazz in the Gardens” music festival in Sun Life Stadium on March 19th & 20th. The weekend long celebration brought thousands of visitors to South Florida from all over the US, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean. The highly anticipated annual festival drew rave reviews from patrons, sponsors and media alike.
“I am elated about the success of Jazz in the Gardens! The event has grown and taken a life of its own, drawing people from all over the world to visit the City of Miami Gardens. I feel really good about what we have accomplished in the last six years, and I look forward to it each year and every year as do our fans,” says Mayor Shirley Gibson.
This year, popular radio personality, author and filmmaker, Michael Baisden, hosted the festivities along with his on-air comedic side kick, George Wilborn. Through his syndicated radio show Baisden reached fans all over the nation pushing the festival to greater heights.
“The 2011 Jazz in the gardens was a hit as always! Hundreds of my listeners from around the country have written me to let me know how much they enjoyed everything about the event, especially the absolutely perfect south Florida weather! I’m sure this will be a successful event for many years to come. ” remarked Baisden.
The undisputed favorite of the weekend was Charlie Wilson, aka “Uncle Charlie” who performed a high energy show starting with his Gap Band hit “Party Train”, accompanied by a dynamic quartet of sexy female back up dancers. Wilson got the crowd to their feet, time and time again with current chart topping “You Are” and classic hits like “Outstanding” and “You Dropped a Bomb on Me”.