World Peace for Animals: CD release concert benefit with Artimus Pyle Sunday

FILE - This June 20, 2015 file photo provided by the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden shows Harambe, a western lowland gorilla, who was fatally shot Saturday, May 28, 2016, to protect a 3-year-old boy who had entered its exhibit. The boy's breach of a gorilla exhibit at the zoo, leading authorities to fatally shoot the gorilla to protect the child, has focused attention on zoo enclosures and security. (Jeff McCurry/Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden via The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, File)

Award-winning local and national artists collaborate to make a difference in the lives of the animals in a Saturday benefit show at the Isis Music Hall in Asheville.

The first CD is in memory of Harambe, the western lowland gorilla shot and killed after a 3-year-old boy fell into the Gorilla World exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

Musicians appearing in the benefit include:

  • Lois Chazen
  • Elaine Elizabeth Presley
  • Natalie Jean
  • Arthur Strout
  • Jay Jourden
  • Chappel: Artimus Pyle and Christopher Chappell Pyle
  • Aditi Sethi and Jay Brown
  • Daniel Barber
  • Reggie Lafaye

World Peace for Animals starts at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. General admission tickets are $25 the day of the show.

Please call the Isis for dinner reservations in the dining room only.

Get tickets and learn more about the event here.