Eric Connerly Data News Weekly Contributor
In a move that is looking like it will affect the upcoming festival season, officials from Jazz Fest announced it will be canceled due to current COVID concerns, organizers said in a press release.
People were enthused about the return of the fest planned for October 8-17. But due to the COVID crisis, where Louisiana leads the nation per capita in new infections this is a pre-emptive move on the part of Jazz Fest organizers.
They added, they’re looking forward to 2022’s iteration April 29th – May 8th.
It was also stated by festival officials, that people with tickets for the festival including tickets from 2020 will get an email with details on how to get a refund or a ticket for next year.
“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,” the statement from organizers said Sunday.
An announcement of this magnitude will most likely effect festivals for the rest of 2021 and possibly 2022 depending on the state of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Officials recently announce that Jazz Fest 2021 will be cancelled. It was also stated by festival officials, that people with tickets for the festival including tickets from 2020 will get an email with details on how to get a refund or a ticket for next year.