On Tuesday (Jan. 19), AEG Presents announced that the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will push its 2021 dates from spring to fall. Jazz Fest 2021 is now scheduled for Oct. 8‐17.
“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 when the time comes," said producer/director of Jazz Fest Quint Davis in a release. "Your health, along with the health of our musicians, food and crafts vendors, and all of the folks that work to make the magic happen, remains the priority as we plan the return of Jazz Fest.”
The festival regularly takes place at the end of April and early May but was forced to cancel in 2020 due to the pandemic. The traditionally eight-day event was once again scheduled for that time of year, but has been postponed.