AARP Soulful Holiday

Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 02:00 PM
Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, LA


Come experience the joyous sounds of the Soulful Holiday celebration at Audubon Zoo on Saturday, December 13.

The festive family event will feature holiday tunes performed by the Mighty Chariots of Fire gospel ensemble and a special concert by internationally acclaimed jazz violinist Michael Ward.

The performances take place from 2 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Zoo’s Capital One stage.

Find out how AARP will “disrupt aging” in 2015 and how you can become involved in future programs/activities.

 Bring the entire family for photos with Santa, a stroll through the world-class Audubon Zoo and holiday shopping at the Audubon Zoo Marketplace.

Soulful Holiday is FREE for AARP members and volunteers.  One ticket allows you to bring a guest.  Reserve tickets online at  or call 1-877-926-8300. Tickets must be redeemed for vouchers at Audubon Zoo entrance.

Soulful Holiday is presented by AARP and Audubon Nature Institute.

RAMissingPeople's 2015 Battle of the Bands

Friday, January 02, 2015 at 07:00 PM · $10.00 USD · 7 rsvps
Nite Town in Lafayette, LA


Resource Association for Missing People is having our first annual battle of the bands. The event will take place at Nite Town located at 524 Jefferson St. in Lafayette, LA on Friday, January 2, 2015 from 7:00pm - 2:00am. All attendees must be 18 years old or older to enter and the doors will open at 6:30. The event will feature 7 individual musicians and/or bands as well as an opening act, Secondborn. The lineup for the event will be announced December 5, 2014. There will be 4 judges with a variety of musical backgrounds awarding a first, second, and third place prize to the winning acts. Aside from the musical acts, the event will also contain several “Spotlights on the Missing” where we will feature missing people in the surrounding areas that need more attention brought to their cases. This event is meant to raise awareness for missing people and bring the community together to support a great cause. Tickets are $10 and sales begin December 1, 2014. They can be purchased online prior to the event at or at the door on the day of the event.

RAMissingPeople is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization founded by the Mickey Shunick campaign. The organization has been operating as a nonprofit since September 2013 and is preparing to expand. This event will assist in the progression of the organization and help us reach our current goal to begin building our website. 

This event would not be possible without support from our sponsors. Our first place prize is a package at Evangeline Recording Studios worth $2,000 and includes an additional $200 of CDs. Second place is a mac computer, donated by The Orchard. And our third place prize is a $500 gift card to Lafayette Music. We would also like to thank the people at Nite Town, Sa Shay, the Music Academy of Acadiana, Orleans Coffee, and Beka Hebert: Realtor. Our PSA was produced by the wonderful people at AOC Community Media. Special thanks to them for donating their time and hard work to our cause.

For more information about the event, or to keep updated on the musicians chosen for the battle of the bands please see our website or the event website at This is a red carpet event, make sure you dress to impress. Thank you for your time and we cannot wait to see you there!