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For Immediate Release:
May 10, 2017
Media Contact:
Rona Bellamy

Music in the Park concert draws hundreds

Ricky Williams & The Gang perform at Music in the Park.
(Photos by Ryan Holloway / Miami-Dade County)

MIAMI GARDENS – About 300 residents attended Music in the Park on May 5 at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex in Miami Gardens. The audience clapped their hands and tapped their feet as versatile vocalist Yvonne Brown and singer and multi-instrumentalist Ricky Williams captivated the crowd duringthe free semiannual concert sponsored by Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan, the Sunshine Jazz Organization, Miami Gardens Councilwoman Lisa C. Davis, and the Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Department.

“We had an amazing show,” Commissioner Jordan said. “I loved the blues and jazz performances.”

Concertgoers grooved to the sounds of the Yvonne Brown Quintet, featuring Jesse Jones Jr. on alto sax, who performed a variety of jazz classics. Ricky Williams & the Gang excited the crowd with his soulful style of smooth jazz and rhythm and blues.

The next Music in the Park concert is scheduled for December from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex, 3000 NW 199th Street in Miami Gardens.

At left: Miami Gardens Councilwoman Lisa C. Davis, County Commissioner Barbara Jordan, HOT 105 host Rodney Baltimore and Miami Gardens Police Chief Delma K. Noel-Pratt at the Music in
the Park concert. At right: Miami Gardens Police Chief Noel-Pratt, Commissioner Jordan, and Miami Gardens Councilwoman Davis join concertgoers.