New Orleans Mayor Upset with Singer Lauren Daigle
(KATC) New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell is not happy with Acadiana native Lauren Daigle and others who performed for an outdoor Christian concert in the French Quarter over the weekend. Cantrell told NOLA.com the organizers "used the pretense of religion to hold this event with other motives, and that simply was not right."
It appears Acadiana's sweet-voiced Grammy-winning Christian/Pop vocalist Lauren Daigle in hot water with the Mayor of New Orleans and may have to pay fines and other penalties along with those who put on an outdoor performance in Jackson Square this past weekend.
The mayor said she will review video footage of the concert held on Decatur Street which had hundreds of people huddled in the French Quarter shoulder to shoulder, most without face masks, trying to get a birdseye view of Daigle and those who performed for Christian musician and activist Sean Feucht.
According to NOLA.com, the Saturday concert was a clear violation of city and state guidelines for the COVID-19 pandemic.
The French Quarter concert was not authorized by the state, city or parish. The organizers and all who performed may end up paying penalties for the unauthorized concert, which includes Acadiana's hometown star, Lauren Daigle, as well.
Do not come.-New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell
Cantrell said she was tipped off in an email Saturday about the concert. She responded to the organizers by saying New Orleans will not tolerate this type of gathering in the city right now and would not allow a permit for the concert to happen.