French Quarter Festival Canceled

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The French Quarter Festival will be back next spring.

(Photo: Zach Smith)

On the heels of the cancellation of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the city’s French Quarter Festival has canceled, too.

Festival organizers made the announcement last week as COVID cases in the city and state continue to rise.

“As the state of Louisiana and our nation see a precipitous rise in COVID cases, we must put the health, safety and well-being of our entire community first — our fans, musicians, staff, volunteers, sponsors, as well as the residents and businesses in the French Quarter,” the press release stated. “It is with great sadness that we must cancel French Quarter Festival 2021, but we look forward to celebrating next spring as we return to the stage April 21–24, 2022.” DB



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