South Florida’s Jazz in the Gardens festival kicks off this weekend at SunLife Stadium. Now in its ninth year, the festival has a line-up of mostly funk, hip-hop, and R&B artists.
So the event is hardly about jazz and not in a garden.
But the city of Miami Gardens originally launched the festival as a purely jazz event.
According to the festival’s senior operations director, Ula Zucker-Williams, that idea lasted exactly one year: