Janelle Monae Joins Miami Music Festival



The Electric Lady is hitting the stage along with the Queen of Soul and Babyface as part of the 11th annual Jazz in the Gardens event.

Taking the heat up a notch, the music and food festival hosted by comedian Rickey Smiley, will take place in steamy Miami at the Sun Life Stadium, March 18-20.

Aretha Franklin is scheduled to headline the first set of performances on the 19th, which includes an artist roster of Kool & The Gang, Regina Belle, Michael McDonald and of course, the Jazz in the Garden All-Stars.

Usher is slated to swoon the ladies with his silk vocals and fluid dance moves on the 20th and will be joined by Janelle Monae and Babyface as the leading performers. Keyboardist Brian Culbertson will flex his skills and fuse the sounds of R&b, funk and jazz. Gospel powerhouse, Fred Hammond will also hit the stage.

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