Aretha Franklin, Janelle Monae join 2016 Jazz in the Gardens festival lineup

Singers join award-winning singer Usher at festival’s 11th staging

Queen of soul Aretha Franklin, R&B star Janelle Monae have been recently added to the line-up of the much anticipated Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival, set for March 20th at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens.

They join Grammy award-winning singer Usher, R&B sensation Babyface and iconic disco group, Kool and the Gang, as well as other local acts at the festival’s 11th staging.

Along with the festival, Miami Gardens hosts a Woman’s Impact Luncheon and an opening night party on March 18 that will will kick-off a weekend filled with music, food, fun and excitement. It will also shine some light on up-and-comers, as the organizers held open submissions for artists to send in their music for a chance to be one of the three artists to perform on stage.

Previous acts have included Mary J. Blige, Robin Thicke, Maxwell, Toni Braxton, Boyz II Men, Lauryn Hill and Run DMC.

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