The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is the latest event postponed due to coronavirus.
“Jazz Fest 2020 will now take place in the fall,” reads an official announcement from festival organizers. “We will announce exact dates and additional details soon. All purchases for the original dates will be honored for the fall dates.”
The 2020 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival was set to feature performances by the likes of The Who, Dead & Company, Stevie Nicks, Foo Fighters, Lizzo, Lionel Richie, The Lumineers, The Black Crowes, Lenny Kravitz, Brandi Carlile, The Beach Boys and many more.
The tagline for the event was “Right Place, Right Time,” nodding to the late, great NOLA icon Dr. John. As per usual, a number of the Crescent City’s own performers were scheduled take the stage at the Fairgrounds, from Irma Thomas to Aaron Neville to Tank & The Bangas to the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners.
For an ongoing list of festivals and tours impacted by COVID-19 visit Relix.com/coronavirus.
For updated information about Jazz Fest visit its official website.
See the festival’s full statement below: