Pin It
Favorite

Soul Fest 

"Every animal in the zoo has got the funk, do you?" asks the press release announcing the Audubon Zoo's Soul Fest, billed as "a celebration of African-American food, music, crafts and culture." Funny, but the average New Orleanian probably celebrates African-American food, music, crafts and culture -- whether consciously or unconsciously -- just about every day of the year. But that's like saying fathers don't deserve their day, so it's more than a happy coincidence that Soul Fest also lands on Father's Day. The Audubon Zoo will host an all-day party featuring Creole and soul food, handmade arts and crafts, free health screenings courtesy the New Orleans Health Department, kids' art with Richard Thomas and the P.O.P. Kids and a slew of music performances. While many local musicians will be on hand -- Maurice Brown (pictured), Euricka, Shades of Praize and Phillip Manuel, to name a few -- we're also delighted to welcome the godfather of rap, the Sugar Hill Gang. Admission included with regular zoo admission ($12 adults, $7 kids ages 2-12, $9 seniors, members free); dads get in free Sunday.

9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, June 18-19
Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., 581-4629; www.auduboninstitute.org

click to enlarge events_rec-11882.jpeg
Pin It
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Submit an event Jump to date

More by David Lee Simmons

  • Man on Wire (Film)

    • Jan 19, 2009
  • Good Neighbors

    Gambit Weekly's Fall Restaurant Guide by Neighborhood
    • Oct 7, 2008
  • Best of New Orleans 2008

    • Aug 26, 2008
  • More »

Spotlight Events

  • Pippin @ Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre
    616 St. Peter St. http://www.lepetittheatre.com

    • Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Oct. 2
  • Addy Najera @ Mudlark Theatre
    1200 Port St.

    • Fri., Sept. 30
  • Music Box Village @ Music Box Village
    4557 N. Rampart St.

    • Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 7 & 9 p.m.
  • Art for Arts' Sake @ Julia Street
    300 to 600 blocks

    • Sat., Oct. 1
  • Close Me Out @ Hi-Ho Lounge
    2239 St. Claude Ave. http://www.hiholounge.net

    • First Saturday of every month

© 2016 Gambit
Powered by Foundation