Willie Nelson, Melissa Etheridge cancel New Orleans Jazz Fest performances as a result of COVID - long island put up

NEW ORLEANS — Willie Nelson is cancelling an upcoming performance on the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage pageant and postponing other suggests after a positive case of the coronavirus in his band.

The 89-yr-historic musician posted on his band's site on Friday that "because of a positive Covid case within the Willie Nelson family Band" two upcoming suggests scheduled to turn up may also 6 and can 7 could be postponed and that Nelson's Sunday efficiency at Jazz Fest can be cancelled.

Nelson become slated to shut the Gentilly Stage — the equal stage the place his son Lukas Nelson is performing earlier in the day with his band the Promise of the real. No alternative for the elder Nelson has yet been announced.

The information comes after Melissa Etheridge announced Thursday that she would not be able to perform Saturday at Jazz Fest due to "COVID hitting my crew." Mavis Staples will operate all over that time length in its place.

Melissa Etheridge Melissa Etheridge additionally cancelled on the competition due to her crew being hit with coronavirus. Getty pictures for LOVE ROCKS NYC/ New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival the new Orleans Jazz and Heritage pageant has had diverse acts cancel as a result of COVID-19. Amy Harris/Invision/AP

"Oh my heart hurts no longer to be there. Mavis could be outstanding, i know. i'm hoping I may also be asked again once more. Dave and crew are healing. thank you for all the well desires. COVID heartbreak," tweeted Etheridge after news that Staples would seem on Saturday turned into announced.

additionally on Friday, legendary New Orleans bass participant George Porter Jr. stated on Instagram that he had the coronavirus and turned into out for the leisure of the competition. 

The instances-Picayune / the brand new Orleans recommend suggested that Porter played dissimilar suggests during Jazz Fest's first weekend and had a number of performances scheduled backyard the competition throughout the second weekend.

The seven-day festival began on Friday, April 29, and ends Sunday, may eight.

Lukas Nelson, Willie Nelson, and Micah Nelson Willie Nelson was booked to shut the competition on the identical stage that his son Lukas Nelson will play earlier within the day. WireImage for Shock Ink New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival the new Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival attracts tens of heaps of americans. AP

The adventure attracts tens of heaps to the metropolis's reasonable Grounds Race direction, the place as many as 80 musical acts perform each day on more than a dozen ranges, complemented through art and craft reveals and an array of cubicles that includes meals from Louisiana and past.

while it attracts national and foreign talent akin to Nelson and Etheridge, the competition is also regularly occurring for showcasing the extensive gamut of musical talent and genres present in Louisiana reminiscent of zydeco, gospel, blues and naturally, jazz.

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