This year’s Jazz Fest closed on Mother’s Day with thousands of people dancing, singing, and eating. Festival goers enjoyed a Mother’s Day Sunday listening to bands like Kool and the Gang, and Zac Brown, who replaced Willie Nelson last minute after one of his band members tested positive for Covid.
After being canceled and rescheduled several times throughout 2020 and 2021, the festival made a remarkable comeback, entertaining tourists and locals and treating them to music, food, and culture of New Orleans for two weekends straight.
Ticketholders enjoyed the live music of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stevie Nicks, Jimmy Buffet, Lionel Richie, and dozens of other musicians. The excitement was palpable in the air. The public clearly missed live concerts!
According to festival producers this Tuesday, the total attendance of the Jazz Fest 2022 was 475,000, the same number of people as in the pre-covid era. Almost half a million people! However, the 2019 Jazz Fest marked its 50th-anniversary celebration, an extended edition of two four-day weekends full of music.
2023 Jazz Fest
Next year’s 2023 Jazz Fest has been confirmed for April 28 through May 7. We’ll keep you posted on news, updates, and the lineup announcements!
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