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Shamarr Allen.

The Audubon Zoo’s annual Soul Fest features two days of local jazz, hip-hop, R&B and gospel as well as a health fair and food vendors. The Saturday lineup includes Shamarr Allen (pictured), Erica Falls, the Elements of New Orleans Band, The Royal Boys Choir and others. Partners-N-Crime, The New Orleans Mystics, Jesse McBride, Gina Brown and others perform Sun. March 10.

Free with zoo admission. Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., (504) 861-2537; www.audubonnatureinstitute.org/soul-fest.