If you found yourself stuck in traffic on Magazine Street this weekend, it was for good reason. On Saturday and Sunday, March 7th through 8th, the Audubon Zoo celebrated its 17th annual Soul Fest that celebrates African American Culture. Centered around Audubon Zoo’s Capital One stage, between the Audubon Tea Room and the Sea Lion Exhibit, New Orleans locals filled the field with fold-out chairs and blankets with their entire families to enjoy the festival. The stage hosted jazz and soul musical guests such as The New Orleans Horns Show and Dance Band, Sierra Green & The Soul Machine, and The Nayo Jones Experience. In between musical performances, guests could visit a number of organization tables, gift vendors, and especially food vendors, if they were willing to wait in line as it seemed EVERYONE was excited to try out the various offerings of New Orleans’ Soul Food from vendors like Cafe’ Dauphine, Down Home Creole Cookin’, and Palmer’s Cuisine.