Written by Candy B Harrington, August 23, 2021
Although the 2020 New Orleans Jazz Fest was cancelled due to COVID-19, the 2021 event is scheduled go on as planned after a slight date adjustment. Traditionally held in the spring, the 2021 event has been moved to October 8-17 for 2021. Says Producer/Director Quint Davis, “We are all ready to get together again and share that special spirit that lives at Jazz Fest. It’s taking longer than we want, but we’ll all have our celebration with the time comes.”
This gigantic musical event takes place at the Fair Grounds Race Course, which is a short 10-minute drive from the French Quarter. This massive venue features numerous stages that offer continuous musical performances throughout each day of the festival.
Musical genres ranges from jazz, blues and zydeco to folk, rock and rap. There’s even a kid’s tent for the little ones. Past headliners have included Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Dave Matthews, Earth Wind and Fire and Tower of Power. And as more musicians stream into New Orleans, you’ll find more street performers in the French Quarter. In short, everywhere you look there’s music. Headliners are expected to be announced later this spring so check out www.nojazzfest.com for updates.
The 2022 event has now been rescheduled to start April 29, 2022.
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