Before the beginning of the 2022 New Orleans Jazz Festival, there were several questions in our minds. Like, would people gather or not keep in mind the COVID situation at the moment. Fortunately, the number of attendees touched 475,000 at 2022 Fest. The producers of the festival announced this. It was the same total as the 2019 Jazz Fest. It was the last festival before the pandemic as they canceled the 2020 and 2021 festivals. However, the 2019 Jazz Fest, its 50th-anniversary celebration, was eight days long; it consisted of two four-day, Thursday to Sunday weekends.
The 2022 festival concluded Sunday. It was only for seven days at the Fair Grounds. So the average daily attendance was higher this year than in 2019. The huge crowds filled the main Festival Stage field for the Red Hot Chili Peppers on the first Sunday and Stevie Nicks on the second Saturday. The largest crowd this year was that of Nick in this year’s festival, as it spilled onto the dirt track.
A great crowd emerged on the final Sunday
The field in front of the Congo Square Stage packed up close to capacity several times. This was the case, especially during the second weekend for Ziggy Marley, Kool & the Gang, and Erykah Badu. The Shell Gentilly Stage hosted large second-weekend crowds for Billy Strings, Elvis Costello & the Imposters, and the Zac Brown Band. On the final day, crowds of people filled up the WWOZ Jazz Tent for Norah Jones. Similarly, the Blues Tent was packed for Randy Newman and Buddy Guy, and that too beyond capacity.
The highest figure of people this year
The attendance of the people for the year 2022 was the highest with a figure of 475,000. Since hurricane Katrina, 2022 is the highest total attendance for Jazz Fest. The Jazz Fest, the highest attendance in Jazz Fest’s history was in 2001. About a total of 650,000 fans went through the gates during the seven days of the festival. The first Jazz Fest was held in 2006. It drew 350,000 fans. Even the storm caused heavy damage to the city. Crowds marked steadily upward to reach 460,000 in 2015. There were heavy downpours in the next two years that made the attendance back down to 425,000.
Then again in 2018, the number of people jumped to approximately 450,000. Then again in 2019, it increased. As per the schedule, the 2023 Jazz Fest will be held for April 28 to May 7. The festival won’t conflict with Mother’s Day as it was this year. Mother’s day falls on May 14 in 2023.
What’s the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival about?
Commonly called Jazz Fest or Jazzfest, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is a huge festival. At this fest, there is an annual celebration of local music and culture. It happens at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, Louisiana. It attracts thousands of visitors to New Orleans each year. The officially named New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation Inc. established itself in 1970. It was a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (NPO). The Foundation is the original organizer of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell Oil Company, a corporate financial sponsor.
1. What was the number of people at Jazz Fest this year?
The festival’s producers announced Tuesday that the total attendance for the just-completed 2022 Jazz Fest was 475,000.
2. For how many days, was the Jazz Fest’s 50th anniversary?
The 2019 Jazz Fest, its 50th-anniversary celebration, was eight days long; it consisted of two four-day, Thursday to Sunday weekends.
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