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Local Favorites Headline Soul Fest at Audubon Zoo



February 26, 2014
Contact: Frank Donze
Office 504-212-5335
Cell 504-232-7461



Local Favorites Headline Soul Fest 
at Audubon Zoo

A celebration of African American culture returns for 11th year

Saturday and Sunday, March 8 and 9, 2014


(New Orleans, La.) - The performance lineup for the annual Soul Fest is at Audubon Zoo has a distinctly local flavor this year.

Among the familiar names who will be taking the stage during the two-day event are The Soul Rebels and Big Sam's Funky Nation on Saturday, March 8, and Shamar Allen and Glen David Andrews on Sunday, March 9.

More than a dozen acts will perform on the Capital One Stage for the 11th annual Soul Fest, which has evolved into one of New Orleans' biggest celebrations of African American culture. The first festival of the spring season in New Orleans is expected to attract thousands to Audubon Zoo.

Presented by AARP and sponsored in part by The Bardell Company, Amerigroup and Marathon Petroleum Company, Soul Fest features live performances by local jazz, rhythm & blues and gospel artists.

Visitors can sample authentic soul food prepared by local restaurants and caterers and get an up-close look at the Zoo's collection of exotic animals. Children also can enjoy hands-on activities at the Children's Global Playground. Free wellness information from local health organizations will be available to everyone. 

2014 Soul Fest Music Schedule
Saturday, March 8
11:00am  Thelonious Monk Institute
11:35am Hy-Lyfe
12:00pm African American Firsts Program
1:00pm Tara Alexander
2:00pm Kourtney Heart
3:00pm The Soul Rebels
4:00pm Big Sam's Funky Nation

Sunday, March 9
11:00am Thelonious Monk Institute
11:45am Angela Bell
12:45pm Scandalous
1:45pm John Pierre and Expressions
2:45pm Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs
3:45pm Glen David Andrews

Soul Fest activities are included in admission to Audubon Zoo, which is $17.50 for adults, $12 for children 2-12, and $13 for seniors 65+. Audubon Nature Institute members are admitted free of charge. No outside food or beverages please. For information, visit or phone (504) 581-4629.


Audubon Nature Institute is a 501(c)3 not for profit that operates a family of museums and parks dedicated to nature. These New Orleans facilities include: Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Woldenberg Riverfront Park, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Entergy IMAX® Theatre, Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium and Audubon Nature Institute Foundation. Ron Forman is President and CEO of Audubon Nature Institute.