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

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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.”

Jazz in the Gardens at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens on March 13, 2022.
Jazz in the Gardens at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens on March 13, 2022.

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. Buy tickets here.