Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert issued the following statement on Thursday: “After much consideration and in an abundance of caution, I’ve made the decision to postpone the Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival and its ancillary events. These events include Poetry in the Gardens, Women’s Impact Luncheon, the Official Press Conference, and Opening Night Party that were scheduled for Thursday, March 12 and Friday, March 13, as well as the Music Festival on Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15.
“While I know our Residents and patrons of Jazz are disappointed, our decision was made with them in mind. We will be updating the Jazz in the Gardens website, www.jazzinthegardens.com, with information regarding rescheduling,’’ the statement added.
Weekend performers were to include Mary J. Blige, Charlie Wilson, Jill Scott, H.E.R., The Roots with Bilal, Kirk Franklin, Ludacris and Keyshia Cole.