Audubon Nature Institute Teams Up With Top Country Artists for “All Together For Animals” Virtual Benefit Concert
Proceeds will benefit animal care at Audubon Zoo and Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.
Audubon Nature Institute and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) are excited to announce an interactive virtual music benefit concert – “ALL TOGETHER FOR ANIMALS.” This all-star benefit concert will feature streamed original performances from Brad Paisley, Old Dominion, Ashley McBryde, Riley Green, Jessie James Decker, Shy Carter, and Wynonna! The event emcee is Cody Alan, host of Country Music Television’s Hot 20 Countdown and of iHeartRadio’s CMT After Midnite and CMT Radio Live.
The program, produced by Contemporary Productions in St. Louis, Mo., builds awareness of the financial impact AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums have suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic and raises funds for these facilities.
“Our animals are provided some of the highest quality, nutritious diets including a wide variety of fresh produce, meats, and sustainably harvested seafood. Feeding more than 15,000 animals comes at a significant cost—nearly $70,000 a month,” said President and CEO Ron Forman.
The performances were shot on location at the AZA-accredited Nashville Zoo at Grassmere and at the Steel Mill studios in Nashville, Tenn.
The event will be streamed on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at 7:00 PM CDT. During the show, viewers will have the opportunity to make additional donations in real-time, with proceeds directly benefiting Audubon’s attractions. More information and tickets can be purchased HERE.
Forman added, “At Audubon, we believe in uniting people through experiences that make a positive impact on the natural world. It is through these shared experiences that we learn to embrace action and improve the world around us.”
The “All Together For Animals” benefit concert will only stream once, so music fans are encouraged to get their eTicket today!
Founded in 1924, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, animal welfare, education, science, and recreation. AZA is the accrediting body for the top zoos and aquariums in the United States and 12 other countries. Look for the AZA accreditation logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things. The AZA is a leader in saving species and your link to helping animals all over the world. To learn more, visit www.aza.org.
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.