Preservation Hall cancels all performances through NYE

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Published: Dec. 28, 2021 at 11:13 AM CST
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Amid an increase of COVID-19 cases, the historic Preservation Hall music venue in the French Quarter is canceling all performances through New Year’s Eve on Fri., Dec. 31.

Management posted a message to social media Monday morning saying an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

“The safety of our visitors, staff, and artists is our highest priority,” the post read.

People with tickets will receive a refund as soon as possible.

The venue is hoping to reopen on Jan. 1, “pending we are certain it is safe to do so.”

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