AARP Eye Center
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 5, 2015
Contact: Jewel Constance
New Orleans, LA - Round up the family because AARP’s annual Soul Fest is right around the corner! Come out to enjoy authentic soul food, take in the smooth rhythms of Jazz, Gospel and Blues, and learn about the different opportunities AARP has to offer for the African American Community.
Brought to you by AARP Louisiana, Soul Fest is held every year on the first weekend of March. It is a celebration of the African American culture, highlighting the accomplishments and heritage through food, crafts and music.
What should you expect at this year’s Soul Fest? Festival attendees can look forward to viewing or purchasing original, handmade crafts, jewelry and art from local artists and feasting on traditional Louisiana cuisine all while socializing with the community. Children can enjoy hands-on painting and sketching as well inflatable jumpers for toddlers. The zoo’s regular exhibits will also be open to view as well.
Stop by the AARP information table to pick up new materials and participate in the financial security listening post booth.
Past Soul Fests have included musical performances from talented artists like trumpeter Irvin Mayfield, Gospel recording artist Yolanda Adams and Grammy-nominated Luke James. In addition, enjoy special entertainment including line dancing, the Mardi Gras Indians and Greek Steppers.
Soul Fest 2015 will be held March 7th and 8th 10 am-5pm at the Audubon Zoo. Admission is free with paid general admission into the zoo.
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