New Orleans Jazz Fest 2021 pushed back to October

Louisiana News

FILE – Festival goers attend the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans on April 28, 2018. Organizers of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival say they now plan to hold this year’s version of the event in October. Jazz Fest is usually held every spring but it didn’t happen last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. This year, with the virus still a threat, the event has been postponed until fall. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Organizers of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival say they now plan to hold this year’s version of the event in October.

Jazz Fest is usually held every spring but it didn’t happen last year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

This year, with the virus still a threat, the event has been postponed until fall. It’s now scheduled to run from Oct. 8 through Oct. 17.  

Festival producer Quint Davis says in a news release that the top priority now is the health of everyone involved in the annual celebration of food, crafts, art and music.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Trending Stories