Jimmy Cliff Cancels Upcoming Performance At New Orleans Jazz Fest

first_imgNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will return this spring with both weekends of the annual event set to take place from Friday, April 26th through Sunday, May 5th. Pioneering reggae singer Jimmy Cliff had initially been in the festival’s lineup when it was announced last month, but Jazz Fest organizers announced on Thursday that he’ll no longer be performing at this year’s event.A statement shared by Jazz Fest to their social media outlets on Thursday afternoon reads, “Jimmy Cliff will not be performing at the 2019 Jazz Fest as previously announced.”Cliff is the second artist who was featured on the 2019 lineup announcement who has since been forced to pull out of performing. Diana Ross was recently added to this year’s lineup as a replacement for Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band, who pulled out of this year’s event due to scheduling conflicts.Although no reason was given for Cliff’s sudden disappearance from the 2019 lineup poster, it’s worth noting that the 70-year-old performer was forced to cancel a handful of concerts back in the fall due to a broken hip. Cliff had also recently been in the running for this year’s Songwriter’s Hall of Fame class, but came up short in making the final cut. This year’s Jazz Fest will still feature performances from artists including Dave Matthews Band, Katy Perry, Jimmy Buffet & The Coral Reefer Band, Chris Stapleton, Santana, Pitbull, Van Morrison, and many more. All ticketing and general information for the 2019 Jazz Fest can be found via the festival’s website.last_img read more