Today, it was shared that Michael Arnone’s beloved homage to New Orleans, Michael Arnone’s Crawfish Fest in Augusta, N.J., will no longer take place in 2023. In lieu of the celebration, Arnone has invited friends, fans and family of the event to set out on The Big Easy Cruise set to travel from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., to New Orleans to Cozumel on Nov. 4-11, 2023.

“I really appreciate all the support we’ve had for the last 30+ years and we’re looking forward to something in 2024,” Arnone told “It’s not dead; it’s just paused. Hope to see you on The Big Easy Cruise.”

The Big Easy Cruise will welcome performances by Little Feat, Tab Benoit, Irma Thomas, Samantha Fish, Anders Osborne and more. Use the link here to get discounts on the cruise and other perks. It’s notable that Arone shared that the event will return in 2024, likely at a different venue.

See the post announcing the cancellation of Michael Arone’s Crawfish Fest below.

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