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Audubon Zoo Hosts 10th Annual Gospel Showcase

Jessica Harvey & the Difference and Collage III, two acclaimed local gospel groups, are the headliners for Audubon Zoo’s annual Get Yah Praise On music showcase on Saturday, February 24. 

Celebrating its 10th year at Audubon Zoo, Get Yah Praise On features a lineup of local and regional gospel artists and spotlights 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. 

“We are proud to once again celebrate Black History Month with this dynamic showcase for gospel music,’’ said Audubon Nature Institute President and CEO Ron Forman. “For 10 years, Get Yah Praise On has been a wonderful outing for families and a perfect way to kick off Audubon’s events season.’’

Jessica Harvey & the Difference, a New Orleans-based, all-women gospel group that includes performers from the ages of 18 to 50, will take the stage at 2 p.m. 

When they are not singing, the group supports young women in the New Orleans metopolitan area by providing mentoring and life skills instruction. 

Closing out the program will be Collage III, a local gospel trio comprised of Larry Jones, Dominic Davis and Edward J. West Sr. The group, which formed more than a decade ago, has recorded two albums: “Living the Lyrics’’ and “Under Construction.’’ 

Get Yah Praise On is presented by The Bardell Company and is 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. 

2018 Get Yah Praise On Performance Schedule:

11:00 a.m. – Kim Sky

12:00 p.m. – Casme’

12:50 p.m. – Drea Marie

1:00 p.m. – Counting the Day

2:00 p.m. – Jessica Harvey & The Difference

2:50 p.m. – Drea Marie

3:00 p.m. – Collage III

Audubon Nature Institute

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.