Gospel Showcase Celebrates Black History Month at Audubon Zoo
Saturday, February 11
Back for its 9th year at at Audubon Zoo, Get Yah Praise On features a lineup of local and regional gospel artists who gather to help celebrate Black History Month. The event will take place on the Capital One Performance Pavilion from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Isabel Davis and Kim Che’re, two acclaimed contemporary gospel artists, will headline Audubon Zoo's annual Get Yah Praise On music showcase on Saturday, February 11.
Back for its 9th year at Audubon Zoo, Get Yah Praise On features a lineup of local and regional gospel artists and highlights Black History Month and the influence of gospel music in the African American church and community.
The event will take place on the Capital One Performance Pavilion from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Che’re, a teacher, songwriter and liturgical dancer, will take the stage at 2 p.m. A regular performer at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival since 2007, she recently released her first CD: “Free To Be Me.’’
Davis, who will close out the gospel showcase at 3 p.m., began her singing career at the age of 2. She has been worship pastor at City of Love Christian Church since 2015 and she released her first CD, “The Call,’’ the same year.
"The great hymns of the church served as strength and hope for African American families who faced uncertainty and great struggle throughout history. Those same songs remain a source of encouragement for people of all races today, as we confront modern day challenges.''
Pastor Loretta Petit will serve as special guest emcee for the day of hand-clapping family fun.
Presented by The Bardell Company and sponsored in part by the St. Thomas Community Health Center and Ron Austin and Associates, Get Yah Praise On is included with Audubon Nature Institute membership or Zoo admission.
Audubon Zoo is located at 6500 Magazine Street.
2017 Get Yah Praise On performance schedule:
11:00 a.m. – Men of the House Choir
12:00 p.m. – Jonte’ Thomas
1:00p.m. – Counting a Day
2:00 p.m. – Kim Che’re
3:00 p.m. – Isabel Davis
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Audubon Nature Institute operates a family of museums, parks and research facilities dedicated to celebrating the wonders of nature. Through innovative live animal exhibits, education programs, and scientific discovery, Audubon makes a meaningful contribution to preserving wildlife for the future. Audubon Nature Institute flagships include Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy Giant Screen Theater, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Woldenberg Riverfront Park and Audubon Wilderness Park. Ron Forman is President and CEO of Audubon Nature Institute.