The annual New Orleans Jazz/Heritage Festival, which was first held in Congo Square in 1970, is a beloved event that draws nearly half a million attendees to the festival site each year. Unfortunately, due to ongoing COVID concerns, the 2021 edition of the festival has been canceled. People who purchased tickets for the festival will receive an email this week explaining the festival's refund and renewal processes, festival organizers said. The organizers of the French Quarter Festival also made the decision to move their spring festival to the fall of this year. JazzFest is an incredible event that welcomes people of all levels to come and enjoy its food, music and culture.
It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that should not be missed. If you are looking to book and navigate a JazzFest experience, tickets for the event are available for purchase on the JazzFest site a few months before the event, or at the gates of any day of the festival. The cancellation of JazzFest 2021 is certainly disappointing news for many people, especially those who had already purchased tickets. However, it is important to remember that safety must come first. The organizers of JazzFest have made a difficult but necessary decision in order to protect the health and safety of all attendees.
Hopefully, next year's edition of JazzFest will be able to take place as planned.