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Soul Fest

Soul Fest

Music, food and fun were served in great supply during the annual  Soul Fest at Audubon Zoo!

Over 20,000 visitors converged upon the Zoo this past March for one of New Orleans’ biggest celebrations of African American history. The two day family-oriented event featured live musical performances by local Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, and Gospel artists at our Capital One Stage!

Visitors purchased authentic soul food prepared by local restaurants and caterers, and also enjoyed the Zoo's collection of exotic animals! Kids visited craft tables from Brazil, China, Haiti, Jamaica and Africa at the Children's Global Playground, and created their very own Soul Fest souvenir. Festival goers also had the chance to visit with local health, education and social service organizations and received valuable wellness and lifestyle information. 

Soul Fest also featured a tribute to African American Firsts.  Those honored at Soul Fest 2015 were St. John District Attorney Bridget Dinvaut, WWL-TV General Manager Tod Smith, McDonald's Operator Chris Bardell, Louis Charbonnet with Charbonnet Family Services and Chief Howard Miller with the Creole Wild West Indians.

Soul Fest is always free with Zoo admission.

Soul Fest was presented by AARP and sponsored in part by Shell, The Bardell Company and Marathon Petroleum Company. 


Soul Fest entertainment included a long list of local favorites and newcomers!


SATURDAY, MARCH , 2015                               

11:05 AM – 11:30 AM    Thelonious Monk/NOCCA Jazz

11:45 AM – 12:15 PM     Traci Brown

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM        HiLyfe

    1:30 PM –215 PM        Pastor Tyrone Jefferson

   2:30 PM – 3:15 PM       Zena Moses & Rue Fiya

   3:30 PM – 4:15 PM       The Soul Rebels

   4:30 PM – 5:30 PM       BRW


SUNDAY, MARCH 8 , 2015               

11:05 AM – 11:30 AM    Thelonious Monk/NOCCA Jazz

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM     Kevin Stylez

  12:45 PM – 1:45 PM      Tara Alexander

   2:00 PM – 2:30 PM       African American Firsts Program

   2:30 PM – 3:00 PM       Soul Train Line

   3:00 PM – 4:00 PM       New Orleans Playhouse Revue-Glen David Andrews & Leo "Kid Chocolate "Brown

   4:00 PM – 5:15 PM       Irvin Mayfield with Shannon Powell


Presented by: AARP

Also Sponsored By: Shell Oil, The Bardell Company and Marathon Petroleum Company.
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March 7th & 8th, 2015
10am - 5:30pm
All Ages Welcome
Free with General Admission; Free for Audubon Members
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