The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has officially canceled its 2021 edition due to concerns over the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as Variety points out. The festival’s website was recently updated to announce the news. “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, 2021, will not occur as planned,” the site reads. The festival is slated to return next year, between April 29-May 8, 2022. The festival clarified that ticketholders will receive emails detailing refund and rollover processes. Find the full statement here.
The 2022 edition of Jazz Fest will occur in the event’s typical spring time slot. The festival was initially postponed in March 2020 amid early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Festival organizers announced that the rescheduled event would take place that fall, but the 2020 edition was eventually canceled outright. Jazz Fest was then slated to return in October of this year.
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