Essence Festival of Culture has been postponed, organizers and New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced Friday night.
The festival was originally scheduled for July 1-5.
Organizers are working on securing alternate dates and hope to reschedule the festival for this fall.
"As always, we appreciate your support and look forward to being together again soon," read a statement.
Based on developments over the past couple of weeks, including updates from our city and health partners, we are officially announcing that we will move the 2020 ESSENCE Festival of Culture closer to the fall. Visit https://t.co/xhrTNEmoKN for the full statement. #EssenceFest pic.twitter.com/7WB1QBCh0y— ESSENCE Festival (@essencefest) March 28, 2020