March 16-17, 2013
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – November 13, 2012 – Miami Gardens’ 8th annual two-day Jazz in the Gardens music festival at Sun Life Stadium is proud to announce as the festival host, nationally syndicated radio personality, Michael Baisden.
West Palm Beach, FL – December 7, 2012 – The City of Miami Gardens and AEG Live announced today that UPTOWN Magazine will serve as the Presenting Sponsor of the 2013 & 2014 Jazz in the Gardens music festivals. UPTOWN, the industry leader in reaching affluent urban consumers, will receive a dominant marketing and promotional presence in association with the festival's digital, social and experiential media assets. Additionally, UPTOWN Magazine will conduct a series of unique consumer promotions driving awareness of the overall festival while delivering memorable experiences for readers nationwide. Last year's festival drew record breaking attendance and yielded the highest grossing shows in the seven year history of the event. Last year's Jazz in the Gardens featured stellar headliners Mary J Blige, Ramsey Lewis, Jill Scott, Kenny G, Patti LaBelle, KEM, Doug E Fresh, Ledisi, Kevin Eubanks, and more.
This year's event features Charlie Wilson, New Edition, Earth Wind & Fire, Najee, Rachelle Ferrell, Neyo, Monica, Mary Mary, plus more.
"We are thrilled to partner with Jazz in the Gardens," said Henry J. Watkins, Publisher and Senior Director of Integrated Sales. "The UPTOWN brand celebrates the lifestyle of influential and professional urban consumers across the country and our brand aligns perfectly with Jazz in the Gardens. We're excited to offer innovative and exclusive opportunities to our audience and select marketing partners through this strategic alliance."
Scott Gartner of AEG Live will lead the AEG team that will book, produce and help promote the 2013 Jazz in the Gardens event. Melvin Roane of Roane Consulting will head the marketing module that sells, manages and implements sponsorship development and ensures quality control. Roane and his staff have an outstanding service record and are known for executing transformative marketing programs for the music festival.
AEG is one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world. AEG Live, the company's live-entertainment division, is the world's second largest concert promotion and touring company and is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions with fifteen regional offices.
About Uptown Magazine:
Founded in 2004, Uptown Media Group, LLC is the only luxury lifestyle company targeting the Affluent African American (AAA) Market. UPTOWN Magazine affords luxury purveyors the broadest access to this highly sought-after demographic. Uptown Media Group, LLC offers traditional and innovative strategies, including UPTOWN Magazine (published bi-monthly with NYC, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington DC, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Detroit and National editions), interactive website UptownLife.net, UPTOWN Social event updates, and UPTOWN's signature events. UPTOWN Magazine is available by subscription at www.uptownlife.net and on national newsstands, including Hudson News. UPTOWN Magazine, a toast to Luxury, Lifestyle and Living.
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