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Audubon Zoo Hosts 17th Annual Soul Fest presented by AARP

Thousands of locals will gather at Audubon Zoo Saturday, March 7, and Sunday, March 8, for the 17th annual Soul Fest presented by AARP, one of New Orleans biggest celebrations of African-American culture.

On Saturday, March 7, the family fun includes performances by Lisa Amos, Chucky C., Tara Alexander, The New Orleans Horns Show and Dance Band, Sierra Green & The Soul Machine, and more.

Sierra Green & The Soul Machine will close out the first day at the Zoo’s Capital One Bank Stage with a performance that showcases Green’s effortlessly soulful voice, reminiscent of classical soul vocalists and topped off with the timeless tinge of contemporary soul revival acts.

On Sunday, March 8, the fest will feature powerhouse vocalist CASMÉ best known for her strong vocals and lyrics displaying artistic genius. The native New Orleanian has a collection of work titled “GUMBO” that includes more than 40 records from all genres of music including soul, funk, blues, jazz, hip hop, and more. CASMÉ also holds a winning title for 2019's Essence Festival's "New Orleans Music Showcase."

Other performers on Sunday include The Nayo Jones Experience, Teresa B., and more as Soul Fest highlights musicians of all genres.

“Soul Fest is an iconic event infusing the joyful culture of New Orleans while creating a connection with the natural world,” says Soul Fest coordinator Eileen Lumar-Johnson. “This event has truly become a staple in our local community bringing together people from every walk of life to celebrate African-American culture.”

Guests will be able to purchase soul food prepared by local restaurants and enjoy a stroll through Audubon Zoo.

Soul Fest is included with Zoo admission and complimentary for Audubon Members. Not an Audubon Member? Become a Member today!

Soul Fest is presented by AARP and sponsored in part by The Bardell Company, Atmos Energy, and Marathon Petroleum Corporation.

For more information on Soul Fest, click HERE.

SATURDAY • March 7, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:10 AM - John F. Kennedy Band
11:35 AM - 12:25 PM - Lisa Amos and The One Night Stand Band
12:50 PM - 1:40 PM - Chucky C. & Friends
2:05 PM - 2:55 PM - The New Orleans Horns Show and Dance Band
3:20 PM - 4:20 PM - Tara Alexander
4:45 PM - 5:50 PM - Sierra Green & The Soul Machine

DJ Megatron on the 1's & 2's

SUNDAY • March 8, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:10 AM - Jesse McBride & Generation Alpha
11:35 AM - 12:25 PM - Teresa B. & N'Style
12:50 PM - 1:50 PM - Jessica Harvey & The Difference
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM - African American Firsts Icon Tribute
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM - The Nayo Jones Experience
4:40 PM - 5:50 PM - CASMÉ

DJ Captain Charles on the 1's & 2's

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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.