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7th Annual Pumpkin…

Oct 10 - 31, 2015
The Lutcher/Gramercy Lions Club presents its 7th Annual Pumpkin Patch at the… more

A Louisiana Parlor:…

Oct 10 - 11, 2015
This exhibition is in celebration of the acquisition of a superb Rococo Revival… more

All Ages Workshop:…

Oct 10 - 10, 2015
Participants in this All Ages Workshop will enjoy a guided tour of the… more

Beast of the Southern…

Oct 10 - 10, 2015
This fall, in partnership with Court 13 and the New Orleans Film Society,… more

Carnaval Latino

Oct 10 - 11, 2015
A celebration of the extraordinary Latin Music and our city`s Hispanic heritage… more

City Park Pumpkin…

Oct 10 - 25, 2015
Get ready for some nonstop fall fun at New Orleans' City Park! Located at City… more

Collective Media…

Oct 10 - 25, 2015
Join Longue Vue for the first opening of its three-part "Collective… more

Fall Garden Festival

Oct 10 - 11, 2015
The annual Fall Garden Festival is an educational experience for home gardeners… more

Fats Domino & Dave…

Oct 10 - Dec 27, 2015
Join us at the Carver Theater for a Music Tribute honoring Legendary Musicians… more

Foundation for…

Oct 10 - 10, 2015
The International Organization, Foundation Languages, will hold its 19th Annual… more

Gentilly Fest

Oct 10 - 11, 2015
Free to the public, Gentilly Fest celebrates all things … more

Hell Yes Fest

Oct 10 - 11, 2015
HUKA Entertainment and The New Movement are proud to announce the 4th Annual… more

Japan Fest

Oct 10 - 10, 2015
Join the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Japan Club of New Orleans for the… more

Longue Vue House and…

Oct 10 - 11, 2015
For the 10th Anniversary of the storm, Longue Vue will commemorate the revival… more

Newcomb Art Museum of…

Oct 10, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016
Join us for the  Exhibition: "A Shared Space: KAWS, Karl Wirsum,… more

Saturday Farmers…

Oct 10 - Dec 26, 2015
We are excited to announce the Saturday Farmers Market at the French Market!… more

Southern Rep presents…

Oct 10 - 10, 2015
Does art imitate life or vice versa? In this effervescent romantic comedy by… more

The Cinderella…

Oct 10 - 27, 2015
Donations of costume jewelry, girls' princess dresses and teen prom dresses… more

The Foundation…

Oct 10 - 30, 2015
Join us at the Foundation Gallery for  House: Group Exhibition with Andrew… more

The Historic New…

Oct 10, 2015 - Jan 09, 2016
The Historic New Orleans Collection marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane… more

7th Annual Pumpkin…

Oct 10 - 31, 2015
The Lutcher/Gramercy Lions Club presents its 7th Annual Pumpkin Patch at the… more

Audubon Zoo and Irma Thomas Continue Beloved Tradition



May 5, 2014
Contact: Frank Donze
Office 504-212-5335
Cell 504-232-7461


Audubon Zoo and Irma Thomas 
Continue Beloved Tradition 

Grammy winner returns for 31st consecutive year 

Sunday, May 11, 2014

(New Orleans, La.) - When it comes to popular pairings in New Orleans, Irma Thomas and Audubon Zoo are like red beans and rice.

On Sunday, May 11, the Grammy Award winner will be back on familiar ground for the 31st year in a row as headliner for the annual Mother's Day Celebration.

The event is once again sponsored by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and co-sponsored by mobile telecommunications company metroPCS.  Guests will receive discount coupons from Popeyes upon entering while supplies last.

Mother's Day at Audubon Zoo always draws big crowds, so non-members are urged to buy tickets online ahead of time. Guests with advance tickets can skip the long lines and walk right in through a special entrance.

Audubon Nature Institute members and all moms get in free for the full day of food, music and family fun that begins at 10 a.m.

Music begins on the Capital One Stage at 12:30 p.m. with Meschiya Lake and Little Big Horns. Irma Thomas and her band, The Professionals, will perform from 2:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. 

Shop for jewelry at the craft tents and pick out something special for your mother. A menu including po-boys, plate lunches and desserts will be available for purchase so Mom doesn't have to cook on her special day, Remember, no outside food or beverage is allowed at Audubon Zoo special events and festivals.

Arrive early and bring the swim suits and towels to enjoy Cool Zoo, a wild and wet splash park near the Endangered Species Carousel. Cool Zoo admission is $6 for members and $8 for non-members in addition to regular Zoo admission.

Mother's Day 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. Audubon Zoo is located at 6500 Magazine Street. 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.