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Shell to continue Jazz Fest sponsorship through 2019

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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

Shell announced Friday that it will continue it's sponsorship of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival through 2019, which will be the fest's 50th anniversary.

Shell said the commitment was the company's way of "honoring the place we call home."

Shell's alliance with Jazz Fest began in 2006 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, when Shell stepped up as the event sponsor to ensure the fest's survival.

"In extending its presenting sponsorship of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Shell continues to set the bar for supporting the culture and cultural economy of New Orleans and Louisiana," said Jazz Fest Producer and Director Quint Davis. "We thank Shell and its thousands of employees, for embracing the Jazz Fest and for supporting our ongoing effort to promote the unique traditions of our region."

The announcement comes during the second week of the 45th annual Jazz Fest. The fest runs through Sunday.

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