New Orleans Jazz Fest Called Off Amid Louisiana COVID Case Surge
What would have been the first-ever fall version of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival won’t happen after all, as authorities called off the 2021 Jazz Fest due to surging COVID case rates in Louisiana. The annual event was called off in 2020 during the initial COVID wave... Read more
Lauren Daigle Concert Flouting COVID Rules Faces Backlash in New Orleans
Officials in New Orleans are denouncing an event held in the city last week that appeared to ignore numerous regulations in place related to COVID. The event, marketed as a Christian worship event, was more of a concert featuring Louisiana native Lauren Daigle and Sean Feucht according to authorities.... Read more
Essence Festival Officially Cancelled After Initial Postponement
New Orleans’ Essence Festival has been called off due to the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers made the call to cancel following a recommendation from New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell the city not hold large gatherings this year as the virus takes its toll. The 2020 edition of Essence Festival was... Read more
Construction Collapse Causes Cancellation of Remaining ‘Wicked’ Shows
Performances of the acclaimed Broadway show Wicked were set to take place in New Orleans through this weekend, but due to a construction collapse near the venue, all remaining shows have been cancelled. Over the weekend, the Hard Rock Hotel, which is under construction on Canal Street, partially collapsed.... Read more