The Jazz Fest has not taken place since 2018.
Rising cases of COVID-19 in Louisiana and New Orleans have led to public events being canceled. This week, two cancellations were confirmed: the Red Dress Run and the Jazz Fest.
The festival, scheduled to take place in October, announced the sad news in a statement on its website.
“Jazz Fest 2021 will not occur in October due to COVID-19 conditions. As a result of the current exponential growth of new COVID cases in New Orleans and the region and the ongoing public health emergency, we must sadly announce that the 2021 edition of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell, scheduled to take place October 8-17, will not occur as planned. We now look forward to next spring, when we will present the Festival during its traditional timeframe”.
The festival was typically held in the spring. However, this year it was pushed back because of the pandemic.
The organizers also announced that ticket holders would receive an email this week with details about refunds and rollovers.
It is not yet clear if the music lineup will remain the same or change. This year’s headliners included Stevie Nicks, The Foo Fighters, Demi Lovato, and Lizzo.
Featured image by Kobby Mendez.