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Scales & Ales

Scales & Ales

Friday, September 30, 2016
Rain or Shine!
Adults Only
Event Information

Soak up the sights and sounds at the 7th annual Scales & Ales event with wine and beer from open bars and delicious cuisine from more than 40 local restaurants. Live entertainment and a unique aquatic atmosphere are highlights of the event as it flows throughout the Aquarium and onto the plaza overlooking the Mississippi River.

Friday, September 30, 2016
Rain or Shine!

7:00pm — VIP Early Access
8:00pm - 11:00pm — General Admittance


You must bring your PRINTED TICKET to the event for admittance.

Proceeds benefit Audubon Aquarium of the Americas’ valuable work in education and conservation, including the Louisiana Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program and the Junior Naturalists and AquaKids youth programs.


Party Your Fins Off at Scales & Ales 2016!

Don't forget: You must bring your PRINTED TICKET to the event for admittance.

The 7th Annual Scales & Ales will support Audubon Aquarium of the Americas’ conservation efforts and education programs. Partygoers will enjoy live entertainment, Abita beer, wine, specialty cocktails and delicious cuisine from more than 40 local bars & restaurants.

Friday, September 30, 2016
7:00pm — VIP Early Access
8:00pm  General Admittance

Sponsor Levels and Benefits

Patron Tickets

Parrotfish Patron — $125 (Admits 1)
7:00pm - 11:00pm
Patrons receive VIP early access to Scales & Ales at 7:00pm and all-night access to the VIP area aboard the Steamboat NATCHEZ with a premium bar and exclusive cuisine.

General Admittance Tickets

Early Bird ticket offer expires midnight, July 31, 2016:
Early Bird Ticket — $60 (Admits 1)

8:00pm - 11:00pm

Early Bird Member Ticket — $50 (Admits 1)
(must be an active member)
8:00pm - 11:00pm

Tickets available after Early Bird ticket deadline:
Penguin Pal Ticket — $75 (Admits 1)
8:00pm - 11:00pm

Penguin Pal Member Ticket — $65 (Admits 1)
(must be an active member)
8:00pm - 11:00pm

Admission is limited. Purchase tickets in advance, as the event may sell out.

Should you be unable to attend the event, please consider your ticket purchase a donation; there will be no refunds.


Be a Sponsor!

2016 Sponsorship Opportunities

We invite you to become a Sponsor of Scales & Ales on Friday, September 30, 2016 at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas!

Sponsors enjoy an incredible evening of food, drink and fun, while supporting Conservation and Education programs at the Aquarium.

Exclusive Sponsor Benefits

All sponsors enjoy early admission at 7:00pm and receive admittance to the private VIP area aboard the Steamboat NATCHEZ throughout the event with premium bar and exclusive cuisine.

Sponsors are recognized via signage at event and Audubon’s Annual Report and website.

Jammin’ Jellyfish Sponsor - $5,000

Exclusive Sponsor Benefits plus:

18 VIP Event Tickets
15 Audubon facility passes
1 reserved table in VIP Tent
Logo displayed at event

Groovin’ Gator Sponsor - $2,500

Exclusive Sponsor Benefits plus:

12 VIP Event Tickets
1 reserved table in VIP Tent
Logo displayed at event 

Boogie-Down Barracuda Sponsor - $1,000

Exclusive Sponsor Benefits plus:

8 VIP Event Tickets
Logo displayed at event

Rockin’ Ray Sponsor - $500

Exclusive Sponsor Benefits plus:

4 VIP Event Tickets

To become a Sponsor of the 2016 Scales & Ales, please contact:

Megan Beer
(504) 212-5374 |

Thanks for your consideration and support!

Bites & Brews

Exclusive Beer Sponsor

Abita Brewing Company

Thanks to our 2015 Featured Restaurants & Bars!
Angelo Brocato Italian Desserts
Antoine's Restaurant
Audubon Catering
Audubon Catering (VIP Area)
Audubon Concessions
Bravo! Cucina Italiana
Café Du Monde
Charcoal's Gourmet Burger Bar
The Columns
CoolBrew Coffee by New Orleans Coffee Company
Cook Me Somethin' Mister
Crêpes à la Cart
Dickie Brennan’s Bourbon House
Foundation Room at House of Blues
FroYo Café and Sweets
Fulton Alley
Galatoire's Restaurant
Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant
GW Fins (VIP Area)
Hard Rock Cafe
Huck Finn's Cafe
Louisiana Pizza Kitchen - French Quarter
Lucky Dogs, Inc.
Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant
The Melting Pot
Mike Anderson's Seafood - Riverwalk
Mizado Cocina
Moe's Southwest Grill (Gretna & Metairie)
New Orleans Ice Cream Company
Nonna Mia Cafe & Pizzeria
Oak Oven
Plum Street Snowballs
The Praline Connection Restaurant
Rare Form courtyard Bar & Restaurant
Reginelli's Pizzeria
Royal House Oyster Bar
The Rusty Nail
Saucy's BBQ
Slice Pizzeria
Steamboat NATCHEZ (VIP Area)
Superior Grill
Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar
Swiss Confectionery
Tiki Tolteca
Ted's Frostop
Tony Chachere's Creole Foods
Vagabonds: "The Wandering Kitchen"
Abita Beers Available:
Bourbon Street Maple Pecan
Chocolate Weiss
Lemon Wheat
Lemon Wheat Cask
Mint Julep Turbodog Cask
Purple Haze
Restoration Pale Ale
Wrought Iron

Thanks to our Scales & Ales 2015 entertainment!


ROONIE G - World's Premier Video DJ


DJ Brice Nice

FAQs & Parking


Q: Do I need to print my ticket or can you scan my cell phone?
A: Bring your PRINTED TICKET to the event for admittance. Cell phone scanning will delay your entry into the event.

Q: What should I wear?
A: The Dress Code for the evening is dressy casual.

Q: Are food and drink included in my ticket price?
A: Yes! We are proud to feature house bars with Abita beer, wine, soft drinks and water and more than 40 restaurants and specialty cocktails bars at Scales & Ales.

Q: Where can I park?
A: Discounted parking will be available at the Canal Place Parking Garage. Validation will be available at the Scales & Ales entrance and exit. Limited number. Available on a first come, first serve basis.

Q: Where do we enter the party?
A: The entrance to Scales & Ales is at the Canal Street end of the Aquarium. We will not be able to permit guests at the Theater end of the building.

Q: Will we be able to see animals in the Aquarium?
A: Of course! The entire Aquarium is open during Scales & Ales. Be sure to check out the Geaux Fish exhibit, and stop by the Sea Otters and Penguins before their bedtime at 8:30p.m.

Q: What will happen if it rains?
A: The party will go on rain or shine!

Questions? Call (504) 861-5107 or email

O-Fish-Al Thanks!

O-FISH-AL Thanks to our 2015 Sponsors and Patrons!

VIP Party Sponsor

Steamboat Natchez

Exclusive Beer Sponsor

Abita Brewing Company

Entertainment Sponsor

Groovin' Gator Sponsors

Entergy New Orleans, Inc.
Rare Form Restaurant & Patio Bar
Shell Oil Company

Boogie-Down Barracuda Sponsors

Cobalt Construction Inc.
Deutsch Kerrigan
Downtown Development District
Humana, Inc.
Jones Walker LLP
Machelle & John Payne
Phillips 66 Alliance Refinery
Trashy Diva by Candice Gwinn

Rockin' Ray Sponsors

Boh Bros. Construction Co., LLC
Canal Barge Company, Inc.
Mary Clare & Danny Conwill
Crescent Sterling, Ltd.
Eustis Benefits, LLC
Gardner Wade DDS, LLC
Debra Johnson & Rachael Johnson
Johnson Rice & Co., LLC
Sally & Jay Lapeyre
Sheldon Lykes
Christina & Jordan Lyle
Manpower, Inc.
Murphy Appraisal Services
Senator J.P. Morrell
Nalco Champion
Thomas O'Keefe
Pan-American Life Insurance Group
Peter Mayer Advertising
Lani E. McWilliams & Victoria J. Phelps
Postlethwaite & Netterville
Lanier & Paul Pursley
Rice Voelker Fund for Recovery
Robert Fresh Market
Amanda & Justin Seale
Stirling Properties, L.L.C.
The Ursin Family
Whole Foods Market
Zapp's Potato Chips

Special Thanks To

A. Lawson Enterprises/Motor Home Rentals
Acadian Ambulance
ART Janitorial Services
Darryl Berger & The Berger Family
Center Staging
Countdown Sound
Event Restroom
Happy Hour Supplies, LLC
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Jimmy John's
Lamar Advertising of Hammond & New Orleans
Luxury Limousines of New Orleans
New Orleans Event Rental
NOLA Couture
Roger Ogden & The Ogden Family
OPA Graphics
Pelican Ice
PepsiCo Americas Beverages
Plush Appeal, LLC
Pyramid Audio Productions
Republic National Distributing Company
Robért Fresh Market
Rotolo's Pizzeria
RPM Pizza, LLC
Search Influence
The Sirens of New Orleans
Strout Photography
Uptown Graphics
White Oak Productions, Inc.
Zapp's Potato Chips

Promotional Media Sponsors

98.5 WYLD
101.1 WNOE
Clarion Herald
COX Media New Orleans
Entercom Radio B97 & Magic 101.9
Lamar Advertising of Hammond & New Orleans
Need A Ride, LLC
New Orleans Advocate
New Orleans Mom's Blog
Search Influence
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