Jazz Fest Postponed Until Fall [VIDEO]
The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival made an announcement today that many knew was probably coming. The wildly popular 2020 festival was scheduled to be held April 23rd - April 26th and April 30th - May 3rd at the New Orleans Fairgrounds, and has now been moved to the fall. The stellar lineup for this year had over 600 acts, including Stevie Nicks, the Who, Lionel Richie, Lizzo and Brandi Carlisle. It is not clear whether any of the acts will now be performing in the fall or not.
A statement on their website says 'At the direction of City of New Orleans authorities, in response to ongoing COVID-19 health concerns, the 2020 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell will not occur this April and May, as scheduled. The health and safety of the community, our musicians, Festival fans, participants, sponsors and staff are paramount, and we urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials.
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New dates have not been announced, but festival organizers are saying all tickets purchased in advance will be honored in the fall. Check out highlights from last year in the video below.