NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Audubon Nature Institute and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) are excited to announce an interactive virtual music benefit concert – “ALL TOGETHER FOR ANIMALS.” This all-star benefit concert will feature streamed original performances from Brad Paisley, Old Dominion, Ashley McBryde, Riley Green, Jessie James Decker, Shy Carter, and Wynonna! The event emcee is Cody Alan, host of Country Music Television’s Hot 20 Countdown and of iHeartRadio’s CMT After Midnite and CMT Radio Live.
The program, produced by Contemporary Productions in St. Louis, Mo., builds awareness of the financial impact AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums have suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic and raises funds for these facilities.
“Our animals are provided some of the highest quality, nutritious diets including a wide variety of fresh produce, meats, and sustainably harvested seafood. Feeding more than 15,000 animals comes at a significant cost—nearly $70,000 a month,” said President and CEO Ron Forman.
The performances were shot on location at the AZA-accredited Nashville Zoo at Grassmere and at the Steel Mill studios in Nashville, Tenn.
The event will be streamed on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at 7:00 PM CDT. During the show, viewers will have the opportunity to make additional donations in real-time, with proceeds directly benefiting Audubon’s attractions. More information and tickets can be purchased HERE.
Forman added, “At Audubon, we believe in uniting people through experiences that make a positive impact on the natural world. It is through these shared experiences that we learn to embrace action and improve the world around us.”
The “All Together For Animals” benefit concert will only stream once, so music fans are encouraged to get their eTicket today!