New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival postponed again until spring 2022
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, affectionately known as “Jazz Fest” and one of the traditional highlights of festival season in the United States, has been postponed again. Instead of its planned (and already revamped) appearance in October, it is now slated for next spring.
Organizers say the latest move is due to “the current exponential growth of new COVID cases in New Orleans and the region and the ongoing public health emergency.” Jazz Fest, a spring meeting half a century before the pandemic, had been completely postponed to 2020, scheduled for the spring of this year and then, in June, moved to an October calendar.
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The latest change removes one of the dates from the recently announced takeover of the rolling stones‘ No filter to visit. The group was scheduled to play the event on October 13, between dates in Nashville and Los Angeles. Other headliners at the celebration were to include Lizzo, Foo Fighters, Jimmy buffett, beach boys, and Stevie Nicks.
The time-honored celebration of New Orleans and Louisiana music and culture takes place across multiple stages of the Fair Grounds Race Course and encompasses nearly every type of musical genre, from blues to rap, Zydeco to jazz and bluegrass gospel.
A statement on the new deferral notes: “Ticket holders for both weekends of the festival (including those who have renewed their tickets from 2020) will receive an email this week with details on the process of refund and renewal of tickets. All tickets for Wednesday October 13 will be automatically refunded.
“We are now looking forward to next spring, where we will present the Festival according to its traditional schedule. The dates for next year were April 29 to May 8, 2022. In the meantime, we urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols offered by public health officials, so that we can all soon experience the joy together. that is the Jazz Fest.
At the end of last week, the Louisiana Department of Health reported 6,000 new cases of Covid-19 infections and is increasing “in all age groups and regions of the state.”