Soul Fest


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

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

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

Soul Fest is always free with Zoo admission.

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

Saturday, March 5, 2016

11:00am - Roots of Music
11:45am - Hi Lyfe
12:45pm - The Gospel Soul Children
1:45pm - Anjelika Joseph/The Speakerbox Entertainment
2:45pm - Mike "Soulman" Baptiste
3:45pm - LACEE

Sunday, March 6, 2016

11:00am - Kevin Stylez
11:45am - 4x4 Connection
12:45pm - Tara Alexander
2:00pm - African American First Program
2:45pm - Gina Brown
3:45pm - Glen David Andrews

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

Soul Fest at Audubon Zoo is two-day family oriented Black History celebration. It includes live music, Soul and Creole cuisine, wellness, children's activities and arts and craft artisans. 10,000 free admission coupons are distributed to local public schools. First weekend of March. 2 day event.

Sponsorship Levels: $20,000 - Presenting
                             $5,000 - Contributing
                             $2,500 - On-Site
Attendance: 20,000+
Audience: African Americans, age 20-55 with children, income of $25k+, locals and day trippers (50-100 mile radius)


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