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Jazz Fest shut down early due to severe weather

Festival goers slog through knee high water on April 30. The festival cut their day short after the NWS issued a tornado warning. (source: Rob Krieger) Festival goers slog through knee high water on April 30. The festival cut their day short after the NWS issued a tornado warning. (source: Rob Krieger)
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

Jazz Fest's second Saturday was cut short.

According to festival representatives, the second-to-last day of the festival was canceled to to severe weather. Festival officials say that they expect the festival to open as planned on Sunday.

"Due to severe weather conditions, the remaining programming for today at Jazz Fest has been canceled," the releases stated. "Please follow the Festival on Facebook and Twitter for information regarding tomorrow’s scheduled events."

Saturday's headliners, Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg and Beck were never able to take the stage.

A tornado warning was issued around 4:15 p.m. in Orleans Parish, it expired by 5 p.m.

Several parishes are still under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch.

The following parishes are all included: Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne and Washington. The Severe Thunderstorm Watch is expected to last until 7 p.m.

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