Atlanta Jazz Festival won’t be held this year

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ATLANTA (41NBC/WMGT) The annual Atlanta Jazz Festival will not be held this year.

That’s according to a news release sent by the festival Thursday, which said the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs announced the decision based on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the City of Atlanta and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Georgia state guidelines limiting gatherings to 10 people or less.

A earlier post on Atlanta.net said the festival, originally scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend, was postponed until later this year.

“While there will not be a festival this year, we were happy to be able to share 31 days of unique jazz performances by Atlanta artists throughout May, and will work to reschedule the Atlanta Jazz Festival for a future date that will ensure festival goers’ wellbeing and safety,” said Camille Russell Love, executive director of the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.

Thousands of people have tuned into the nightly sessions, which air on the Atlanta Jazz Festival’s Facebook page at 9 p.m. The final night of the series will features an encore performance from the duo Joe Gransden and Kenny Banks, Sr. on Sunday, May 31.

Check the AJF website at www.atlantafestivals.com for information about the 2021 event.

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(478) 745-4141 ext. 310 Tucker Sargent joined the 41NBC news team in April 2012. He hails from "The Great State of Alabama," as he calls it, but you won't catch him saying "Roll Tide!" Tucker grew up near Auburn, before moving to north Alabama. He graduated from Danville High School in 2007 and loves to return to the Tennessee Valley any chance he gets. He moved back south to Troy, Alabama after high school, where he graduated from Troy University in 2011 with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism. He interned in Huntsville at WAAY-TV before joining 41NBC. His passion is sports, and his favorite teams are the Auburn Tigers and Troy Trojans. On the weekends you can catch Tucker watching college football on Saturdays and NASCAR on Sundays! He's proud to call middle Georgia home for now and could always use a story idea from you, so don't hesitate to get in touch with him!