March 13, 2020
Jazz In The Gardens (JITG) and its ancillary events were the latest to fall victim to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). City of Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert on March 11 at 10:48 p.m. signed a local state of emergency for the City of Miami Gardens due to the virus. “After much consideration and in abundance of caution, I’ve made the decision to postpone the Jazz In The Gardens Music Festival and its ancillary events – Poetry in the Gardens, Women’s Impact Luncheon, the official press conference and Opening Night Party, as well as the Music Festival on Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15,” said the mayor in a written release on the JITG site. While he knows people are disappointed, the mayor said the decision was made with fans of the event in mind.
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