NOLA Music Festival Announces Cancelation Along With 2022 Dates
New Orleans JazzFest 2021, already postponed from its traditional April & May dates to October, has been canceled. The culprit: concern over rising COVID-19 cases in Louisiana and throughout some parts of the country.
And so, for the second year in a row, there will be no JazzFest in the Big Easy. It’s one of the city’s signature events – right behind Mardi Gras – as a prime locals and tourists attraction. It is comprised of two weekends of bands on dozens of stages in an outdoor setting that is both a celebration of live music and a huge party.
This is the statement on the event’s website:
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. We now look forward to next spring, when we will present the Festival during its traditional timeframe. Next year’s dates are April 29 – May 8, 2022.
Ticketholders for both Festival weekends (including those that rolled over their tickets from 2020) will receive an email this week with details about the ticket refund and rollover process. All Wednesday, October 13 tickets will be automatically refunded.
In the meantime, we urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials, so that we can all soon experience together the joy that is Jazz Fest.
There’s not much more to say, really. Until the 2022 lineup is announced, anyway.