The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has officially canceled its 2021 edition due to concerns about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as Variety points out. The festival website was recently updated to reflect the news. “With the current exponential growth in new COVID cases in New Orleans and the region and the ongoing health emergency, we are sorry to announce that the 2021 edition of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell will take place October 8-17, 2021 will not take place as planned, ”it says on the website. The festival is slated to return next year between April 29th and May 8th, 2022. The festival made it clear that ticket holders would receive emails with information on refund and rollover processes. You can find the full explanation here.

The 2022 edition of Jazz Fest will take place in the event’s typical spring time window. The festival was originally postponed in March 2020 amid the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival organizers announced that the postponed event would take place in the fall, but the 2020 edition was ultimately canceled entirely. The Jazz Fest should then return in October of this year.

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