Zac Brown Band to replace Willie Nelson at New Orleans Jazz Fest on Sunday May 7th
by: Keith Spera

The Zac Brown Band has been booked to replace Willie Nelson at the 2022 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on its closing Sunday.

The band will be the final act of the 2022 festival on the Shell Gentilly Stage.

The 89-year-old Nelson’s camp announced Friday that he’d been forced to cancel his Jazz Fest gig, and postpone two other shows, after an unnamed member of his band tested positive for COVID.

In need of a popular country band to replace Nelson, the festival learned that, after a performance in Austin, Texas, on Saturday night, the Zac Brown Band wasn’t scheduled to play another show until May 20.

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