Les Fest

Les Fest

Les Fest
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Gates open 6:30 pm

Live music featuring Roddie Romero and the Hub City All-stars plus Radio Zydeco

It's an unforgettable night of superb music and fantastic food at Central Louisiana's wildest outdoor venue. Enjoy live music and a menu featuring savory and sweet options available for purchase from local restaurants and caterers.

Admission Purchase BY Sept. 30 Purchase AFTER Sept. 30
Individual Ticket $25 $30
Reserved Table with 8 Tickets $250 $300
Maned Wolf Sponsor Table $500 $500
Giant Anteater Sponsor Table $1,000 $1,000

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Rain alternate location: Alexandria Convention Hall

Why Les Fest?

Les Fest celebrates Alexandria Zoo and former zoo director Leslie "Les" Whitt, who dedicated his life to serving the citizens of Alexandria and promoting the conservation of the world’s wildlife. Two of Whitt’s great loves included the Alexandria Zoo and music, both of which take center stage at Les Fest.

We're cooking up an untamed evening bursting with flavor.

Food and drinks available for purchase from our generous sponsors.

Atwood's Bakery
Back Woods Catering
Copeland's Brass Pearl
Outback Steakhouse
Panaroma Foods
Southern Creations
Walk On's Alexandria
Outside food and beverage are not permitted at Les Fest.
Roddie Romero

Roddie Romero & the Hub City All-Stars

RODDIE ROMERO & the HUB CITY ALL-STARS are a 3x GRAMMY nominated Louisiana band who have been performing internationally at the most prestigious festivals and venues for over 20 years.

They are celebrated not only for their authenticity when performing or recording traditional Cajun and zydeco music indigenous to South Louisiana, but also for their original songwriting which stays true to "Louisiana Roots" inspirations.

They have recently garnered 2 GRAMMY nominations for their Album, GULFSTREAM. They are “Louisiana-Roots-Rockers” who put on an energetic show which is bound to make 'em get up and dance!

Radio Zydeco

Radio Zydeco

With South Louisiana serving as a jumping off point, Lafayette’s own Radio Zydeco cut, twist, deconstruct and reassemble until they create a fusion of unorthodox sound. They bring an eclectic and relatable message into a music tradition rooted in care-free attitude and good-time vibes.

Les Fest

Silent Auction

Bid a limited number of unique treasures ranging from art to zoo experiences to off-site adventures.

Original Art by Margie Tate
After “artist-in-residence” Estrella the maned wolf put her paws and claws to canvas, the animal painting was transformed by local artist Margie Tate into an amazing one-of-a-kind piece. Margie Tate of McNary, LA, has painted and exhibited over 40 years. Tate’s paintings are inspired by her love of the endless possibilities of color, light and nature in all its forms. She has won many awards and her work is in collections across the country. Locally her work can be seen at River Oaks Art Center and Alexandria Museum of Art.

Hotel Bentley/Diamond Grill Package
One night stay at the Hotel Bentley of Alexandria, corporate suite with limo transportation service to and from Diamond Grill with dinner service for four guests. The limo will pick up the guests and the second couple at their homes!

Tickets to the Orpheuscapade
Experience a side of Mardi Gras seldom seen by New Orleanians or visitors. Hosted by the Krewe of Orpheus, this black tie event at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans begins with live music and dancing until the magic moment when the gigantic floats arrive. As the entire parade rolls through the Convention Center, guests are showered with beads, doubloons, and other throws that fly fast and furious from the magnificent floats. Once the floats are inside, the music resumes, and dancing and merriment reign.

Fish Fry at Alexandria Zoo
Host your family, friends or colleagues for an unforgettable evening at Alexandria Zoo. Includes a catered fish fry compliments of Christopher’s Fish House and an evening Alexandria Zoo venue rental for up to 40 people.

Behind-the-Scenes Zoo Experience
Go behind-the-scenes at the Andean bear and jaguar exhibits, watch training sessions, and feed the river otters.

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Open Daily 9 am - 5 pm

Closed only Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day

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Alexandria Zoo
3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
P: (318) 441-6810