Friday, September 09, 2005

you knew this was gonna happen no matter what


Jazz Fest will go on
8:12 p.m., Friday

The 2006 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival will go on.

�There will be a Jazzfest. We are committed to putting on the 2006 Jazz and Heritage Festival, whatever that may take,� said Quint Davis, producer/director of the springtime musical extravaganza and president of Festival Productions Inc.-New Orleans, which produces the festival with AEG Live, the nation�s second highest-grossing concert promoter.

Details are sketchy at this point.

�We don�t know when, we don�t know where, we don�t know what format,� Davis said. �There will be a Jazzfest in 2006. It will be in Louisiana. It will be as close to New Orleans as we can get it.�

The producers would like to hold the event at its customary site at the Fair Grounds Race Course, but if that�s not possible they are committed to holding it in Louisiana. �We�ll be starting from the Fair Grounds and working our way out� in determining a location, Davis said.

This commitment comes from all of the major stakeholders in the festival, Davis said.


Blogger R J Keefe said...

Great news for a genuine Jazzfest fan!

Sat Sep 10, 11:01:00 AM  
Blogger Ms. NOLA said...

Good God, I would feel so blessed to dance out on the Fairgrounds with a cup of iced tea in one hand and a mango freeze in the other with my good friends and the crazy good people of New Orleans all around me.

Sat Sep 10, 11:35:00 PM  

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