In accordance with the recommendations of the Republic Crisis Management HQ for the Protection of Public Health from Infectious Diseases Covid-19 the main program of the Nisville Jazz Festival has been canceled, but the accompanying events will be held on the central city square in Nis from 17 to 20 September under strict epidemiological measures and with a limited number of visitors. “We are fully aware that a difficult autumn, in epidemiological sense, awaits us and that we will postpone all manifestations, including Nisville for next year,” said Niš City Mayor. “We expect that next year, in 2021, Nisville Jazz Festival will be the best so far and that, as always, the jazz festival will be the best promoter of our city.” Festival director Ivan Blagojevic announced free of charge tours of Nisville Jazz Museum in the next four days, where all interested jazz fans can see a completely new setting. The traditional award of the festival for lifetime achievement will be presented to jazz pianist, composer and pedagogue Mišo Krstić. Simultaneously with the award ceremony the performance of jazz bands in the city center begins. The accompanying program continues, and in front of Nisville Museum and the film programme in parallel to it. A total of 20 chairs will be set up, with strict measures of physical distancing, while performers will, where technically possible, perform with masks on.