French Quarter Fest postponed until September 2021

(Photo by Zack Smith Photography, Courtesy of French Quarter Festivals, Inc.)
French Quarter Festival organizers announced earlier this month that the annual street music event, which was originally scheduled for April, was postponed until the end of September of this year.

The music festival was rescheduled to begin from September 30 to October 3, according to a Jan. 14 announcement on social media.

The 2020 festival, which was scheduled for April 16 to April 19, was postponed until October of that year, then later canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

First organized in 1984, the French Quarter Festival in recent years has featured up to 20 stages featuring numerous bands, many local, playing a variety of genres, including zydeco, blues and jazz.

In 2019, the festival brought in nearly $15 million in tax revenue for the city and employed up to 1,700 local musicians, according to a University of New Orleans analysis.

The festival is organized by French Quarter Festival, Inc., which also produces Satchmo Festival.