Jazz in the Gardens 2018: Anita Baker, Smokey Robinson, Chaka Khan

The annual Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival will return to Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens March 17-18 with a diverse lineup that includes R&B stars Anita Baker, Smokey Robinson and Chaka Khan, brassy party-starters Trombone Shorty and New Orleans Avenue, throwback pop acts Salt ’n’ Pepa and Kid ’n’ Play, and Miami rapper Trick Daddy.

Tickets for the festival, produced by the City of Miami Gardens and now in its 13th year, are scheduled to go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at JazzInTheGardens.com; at all Ticketmaster outlets, including Ticketmaster.com and by calling 800-745-3000; and at the ticket office at Hard Rock Stadium.

Advance single-day tickets will cost $69 for general admission, $86 for reserved seating; advance two-day passes will cost $96, $134 for reserved seats. Single-day tickets purchased on the day of the show will cost $80 for general admission, $96 for reserved. Two-day tickets purchased on the day of the show will cost $116 for general admission, $155 for reserved seats. VIP tickets also will be available.

Hosted by charismatic showman Rickey Smiley, the festival also will include performances by Fantasia, Joe, Avery*Sunshine, Pieces of a Dream, Walter Beasley, Tasha Cobbs Leonard and more. A food village and art vendors round out the event.

For more information, JazzInTheGardens.com and Facebook.com/JazzInTheGardens.

bcrandell@sun-sentinel.com

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