Saturday, March 2, 2013
11:15am - JAM-ALL
12:00pm - Tara Alexander
1:00pm - Faith V
2:00pm - Mia Borders
2:50pm - Greek Show
3:15pm - Zena Moses & Rue Fiya
4:15pm - Michael “Soulman” Baptiste
Sunday, March 3, 2013
11:15am - Golden Comanche Mardi Gras Indians
12:00pm - African American First Tribute Dr. Corey Hebert, Guest Emcee’
12:45pm - Aisha Boyd (Get Yah Praise On Gospel Showcase)
1:30pm - Erica Falls
2:30pm - Gina Brown (G Slide Mob)
3:20pm - Soul Train Line
4:00pm - Grammy Award Nominee - Luke James
Over 20,000 visitors are set to converge upon the Audubon Zoo for the 10th Anniversary of Soul Fest. Soul Fest has evolved into one of New Orleans’ biggest celebrations of African American history. The two day family-oriented event will feature live musical performances by local Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, and Gospel artists at our Capital One Stage; including New Orleans' own and Grammy Award Nominee Luke James!
Greek Steppers, Mardi Gras Indians and a special second line will all be a part of the 10th Anniversary celebration!
Visitors will enjoy authentic soul food prepared by local restaurants and caterers, and in addition to our exciting collection of exotic animals, kids will enjoy hands on activities at the Kid's Cultural tent. Visitors of all ages can receive free wellness information from local health organizations. Visitors can also purchase a special commemorative 10th Anniversary Soul Fest tee shirt!
Hannibal will be joined each night by a chorus of Dillard University and Nicholls State University students under the direction of choral master Valerie Francis, along with his Music Liberation Orchestra:
Piano: Anthony Wonsey
Solo Vocal: Phillip Manuel
Bass: David Palphus
Drums: Kevin Washington
Hannibal Lokumbe founded the Music Liberation Orchestra to teach genealogy, music, and journaling to inmates and young people who have been labeled “at risk.”
Support The NOLA Project's major new production of 'Catch the Wall' by eating, drinking, and dancing with us for our Gobble-n-Wobble fundraiser party on Saturday March 2nd!
Come to the dinner, the dance, or BOTH and enjoy spending the evening with some of the brightest and best actors in New Orleans as we celebrate the upcoming production of 'Catch the Wall', the major new play by NOLA Project company member Gabrielle Reisman. Two great ways to join us in celebrating The NOLA Project and 'Catch the Wall' on New Orleans hottest up-and-coming cultural strip!
Enjoy a delicious dinner of classic New Orleans soul food at Ashe Cultural Arts Center alongside fellow arts supporters, 'Catch the Wall' artists, and members of The NOLA Project theatre company. At the conclusion of the community dinner, enjoy an exclusive exerpt from 'Catch the Wall' performed by the talented cast and get to meet the folks behind this amazing new production.
Location: Ashe Cultural Arts Center 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans 70113
Come and get your groove on just down the street from our dinner at the Dryades Theater for The NOLA Project's Bounce Bash, featuring a performance by Cheeky Blakk and unlimited specialty libations! Location: Dryades Theater 1232 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans 70113
Tickets Your Way:
For just $25 you can get tickets to the Dinner and Bounce Bash, or if you'd prefer to just attend the Bounce Bash, tickets are $15 online (and $20 at the door, so buy now!). Or you can go for....
The WHOLE PACKAGE!:
For $45 get tickets to the Dinner, the Bounce Bash, and 2 tickets to our production of 'Catch the Wall' running March 14-24. This is the biggest bang for your buck and the absolute best way to support The NOLA Project and our mission to bring New Orleans the very best theatre!
Join the ladies of Nola Girl Jam 2013, Friday, March 1st to Sunday, March 3rd, as they transport you to a time of chorus girls, bawdy vocalists, and intoxicating hot jazz and dance, all to celebrate the artistic achievements of women in jazz history.
Working in conjunction with the Old US Mint and The New Orleans Jazz Historical National Park, Girl Jam will be hosting FREE classes, concerts, and presentations during the day on Saturday and Sunday: Visitors can learn how to be in a 1930’s chorus line, flap a 1920’s Charleston, study movement with a NOLA Burlesque dancer, and listen to the sweet sounds of Aurora Nealand's Royal Roses.
TWO NIGHTS of themed parties featuring live hot jazz led by Frenchmen Street's Ben Polcer – and showcasing the Muses of Girl Jam: Miss Sophie Lee, Debbie Davis, Margie Perez, Marla Dixon, Sarah Peterson, Sasha Masakowski, The Pfister Sisters, and Kristina Morales – will be accompanied by cocktails, costume contests, old timey photo stalls, vintage clothing booths, nails by Savage Beauty, old-fashioned dance battles, and chorus girl troupes from around the country.