There will be a New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in 2021, but it won’t take place until October, according to multiple media reports. Jazz Fest organizers have not yet made an official announcement on the festival’s schedule for this year.
The city’s largest music festival is expected to take over the Fair Grounds Race Course for the weekends of Oct. 8-10 and Oct. 15-17. It is not clear whether the schedule will include the second Thursday.
In 2019, for the 50th anniversary, an eight-day Jazz Fest packed the Fair Grounds.
The Jazz Fest website announces the cancelation of the 2020 festival and states the 2021 Fest will take place April 22 to May 2, dates that are now prohibited because of the national spike in COVID-19 cases. The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation reportedly met virtually on Thursday evening to discuss the 2021 Fest.
Voodoo Fest is scheduled to take place Oct. 29-31 in City Park.