I just found a reason to squeeze a weekend trip to Miami, and a chance for you to WIN tickets. Jazz In The Gardens is having their fifth annual concert March 20th and 21st, and the line up has something to offer everyone. You have Mary J. Blige, John Legend and Melanie Fiona for the soul lovers. Then you have K’Jon, Robin Thicke, Teena Marie and Boyz II Men for the R & B crowd. For the Jazz lovers, the line up is David Sanborn, Cassandra Wilson and Joe Sample. To make it even better, it’s hosted by Tom Joyner and his crew. Now tickets are $45 – $70 for a one day pass, and they range from $75 to $125 for the two day pass. Tickets are available via TicketMaster.
This concert series shows the on going work of the City Of Miami Gardens, Saunders Entertainment Group and Circle Of One Marketing and Concertz Entertainment to put on a note worthy event. Here is what Leon Saunders from Saunders Entertainment Group had to say about this endeavor. “Jazz in the Gardens” is the brainchild of Mayor Shirley Gibson, under whose leadership the City of Miami Gardens has experienced tremendous growth and progress. Her motivation for creating the music festival was to help revitalize the city and brand it as a place where people can come and enjoy all the wonderful things that Miami Gardens and South Florida has to offer. We had a four-year plan to establish the event and we are proud of the fact that in that time the Saunders Entertainment Group together with Circle of One Marketing and Concertz Entertainment has grown the event from 1,800 attendees to nearly 40,000. It has been very satisfying to see this event continue to grow in a time when other events like it around the country are being canceled for lack of support. We have a simple formula that has been very successful; we give a lot for a little. We realize that even when times are hard, people still need entertainment and Jazz in the Gardens is a fun party environment.”
Now for the info on winning the tickets. This is a great concert series in a wonderful part of Florida, so why not give a way (two) Two Day Pass tickets. It’s real easy to enter the contest. Just post a comment here, on how you would enjoy the weekend in Miami. The person with the best description of that weekend wins. Then on February 1st, the winner will be announced. It’s that easy. If the airlines act right you may even see us down there. :)
[Update 2-1-2010] We have a winner. Mia Allen is the winner of the Jazz In The Gardens Contest. Thank you MiaAllen for for entering, and being a frequent reader of Soulified. Please email your address, so the we can send out the tickets. Please be on the look out for future contests.