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New Orleans Soul Fest 2015 at the Audubon Zoo

February 14th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

New Orleans Soul Fest 2015 at the Audubon Zoo Saxophone Player

New Orleans Soul Fest 2015 at the Audubon Zoo is coming – March 7th & 8th, 10am to 5pm! The 12th anniversary of this popular event promises more of the same great food, music, and fun as the prior Audubon Zoo Soul Fests!

New Orleans Soul Fest is an annual celebration of the food, music, crafts, and culture of African America – of course, this means lots of soul food, soul music, and soulful people – over 20,000, if this year’s festival is as popular as they usually are!

While the schedule of performances for this year’s Soul Fest has yet to be set, previous year’s events have included such notable artists as trumpeter Irvin Mayfield, gospel great Yolanda Adams, the Hot 8 Brass Band, Rebirth Brass Band, and a number of Mardi Gras Indian Big Chiefs.

New Orleans Soul Fest 2015 at the Audubon Zoo LogoOne of the reasons New Orleans Soul Fest is so popular – as if the music and food aren’t reason enough – is the aim of the festival: it’s not just about a good time but also the achievements, heritage, and future of African Americans. Along with the great food and music, New Orleans Soul Fest offers free health screenings to help promote healthy living.

Other Soul Fest attractions include local artisans showcasing their handmade jewelry, art, clothing, frames and more. Food on hand will include offerings from popular local restaurants and caterers who specialize in Creole cuisine and authentic soul food, including such favorites as fried Louisiana alligator kabob, Jamaican chicken with vegetables, smothered pork chops with greens, pork chop po-boys, hot sausage po-boys, turkey legs, and sweet potato pie.

New Orleans Soul Fest 2015 at the Audubon Zoo Tiger
Finally, don’t forget that New Orleans Soul Fest 2015 is held at Audubon Zoo! Part of the Audubon Nature Institute and named after naturalist John James Audubon, who once lived in New Orleans, the Audubon Zoo’s 58 acres and over 2,000 exotic animals are worth a visit whether there’s a festival going on or not!

New Orleans Soul Fest 2015 at the Audubon Zoo

March 7th & 8th, 2015 – 10am – 5pm
Admission to Soul Fest is free with General Admission
Free for Audubon Members
Audubon Zoo
6500 Magazine Street, New Orleans

New Orleans Soul Fest Lodging If you really want to get to know the soul of New Orleans, staying at some chain hotel or motel just wont do. To get the real feel of the Big Easy, staying at a New Orleans Bed and Breakfast Inn is the only way to go. Hey: if you’re going to visit N’awlins, you may as well stay N’awlins, right? Locally owned and operated, New Orleans Bed and Breakfast Inn operators know the city, offering you true southern hospitality, New Orleans-style, along with the kinds of accommodations, amenities, and advice you deserve.

Mother’s Day in New Orleans

April 18th, 2012 by bbnola

New Orleans San Francisco Plantation

The San Francisco Plantation.

If you’re a mother, you know that what most mothers want for Mother’s Day is simple: to spend time with her children.

That said, sometimes it’s nice to give a little more than time. It’s nice to give, perhaps, a trip to New Orleans.

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Soul Fest 2011

February 28th, 2011 by bbnola

American Alligator

Good in a kabob.

Mardi Gras parades are still filling the streets, but soon the masks will be removed and the floats stored or dismantled. Fortunately, there are still be plenty of reasons to visit New Orleans after Mardi Gras. Come to enjoy the city with fewer crowds, and come to relish the food. Another good reason to book a room in a New Orleans Bed and Breakfast is Soul Fest.

Soul Fest takes place each year at the Audubon Zoo. It’s a celebration of Soul food and Soul music, as well as greater African American culture, music, food and crafts. This year, Soul Fest follows on the heals of Mardi Gras, on March 12 and 13, 2011. Book a room in an Uptown New Orleans Bed and Breakfast, and walk to Soul Fest.

Soul Fest takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, and is free with Audubon Zoo admission. Stop by for lunch of fried Louisiana alligator kabob or an early dinner oft sausage po-boy and a slice of sweet potato pie.

Visit Soul Fest for more information about the 2011 festival.

Louisiana Swamp Festival

November 5th, 2010 by bbnola

Louisiana Morning

Celebrate the Louisiana Swamp.

Many people travel to New Orleans and Louisiana specifically to experience Cajun culture first hand through food and music. If this sounds like you, head to a New Orleans bed and breakfast this weekend, November 6 and 7, 2010, and attend the Louisiana Swamp Festival. This is a great opportunity to learn about the traditions, food and music of the Acadian people who came to Louisiana in the 18th century.

Historically, Cajun culture was predominant in what is now called the Acadiana region of Louisiana, where the Acadians settled after being expunged from the Canadian Acadia. This area west of New Orleans is still home to a large Francophone population today. The north section of Acadiana consists of dry prairies and rolling hills, but the south gives way to the marshes and bayous typically associated with Cajun culture.

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