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Audubon Zoo Hosts 11th Annual Gospel Showcase

Local gospel music fans from across the greater New Orleans area are set to gather at Audubon Zoo, February 16, for the 11th Annual Get Yah Praise On. This inspirational showcase, will feature some of the City’s most popular gospel performers!

The soul stirring, hand clapping gospel concert spotlights Black History Month and celebrates the influence of gospel music in the African American church and community.

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

Grammy-nominated gospel artist, Isabel Davis will headline the celebration at the Zoo’s Capital One Performance Pavilion.

Davis currently serves as the Worship Pastor at the City of Love in New Orleans. Her first single titled, “The Call” reached a peak position of #10 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs Chart. In 2017, Isabel was ranked #25 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Artist Chart.

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Band of Excellence will kick off a full day of great music with performances from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The event will also include a social services fair with local law enforcement, faith-based and social service partners on-hand to offer information to visitors and families impacted by addiction.

Get Yah Praise On is presented by The Bardell Company and is sponsored in part by the St. Thomas Community Health Center.

Get Yah Praise On is included with Audubon Nature Institute membership or Zoo admission.

2019 Get Yah Praise On Performance Schedule:

11:00 a.m. – Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office Band of Excellence

11:30 a.m. – Jai Reed

12:25 p.m. – Kim Che’re

1:20 p.m. – Drea Marie

2:15 p.m. – Robert Boyd

3:10 p.m. – Isabel Davis

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.

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