2019 Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Block Party & Free Blues Concert | Fillmore Dist.
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Fillmore Center Plaza | 1475 Fillmore St. San Francisco, CA 94115
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Fillmore Street comes alive with a neighborhood-wide Mardi Gras party during the annual Fat Tuesday in the Fillmore with a free blues concert.
This year’s celebration again opens with a free community blues concert in the Fillmore Center Plaza, featuring blues songstress, Margie Turner, along with Alabama Mike and Bernard Anderson.
The New Orleans style festival will bring San Francisco’s historic Fillmore Music District to life with Zydeco & blues, a colorful family friendly carnival atmosphere, and a second line parade led by Sumba Funk, the St. Gabriel’s Brass Band and the Gumbo Band. New Orleans’ own, Chief Takawaka will serve as Grand Marshall and will MC the event.
There will be face painting, street artists and performers. The free blues concert starts at 5 pm and ends at 7:30 pm, followed by the second line New Orleans style parade down the Fillmore Corridor, culminating with the annual Masquerade Ball at the Fillmore Jazz Heritage Center. At the Masquerade Ball, guests will enjoy New Orleans cuisine, Mardi Gras drink specials and more blues and Zydeco music, with Tia Carrol and the infamous Fillmore Slim.