Mardi Gras San Francisco Style/Fat Tuesday in the Fillmore

Mardi Gras San Francisco Style/Fat Tuesday in the Fillmore
Event on 2015-02-17 17:00:00

For Immediate Release
January 18, 2015

Media Contact: Adrian Williams
Media Phone: (415) 424-2980



Annual Mardi Gras San Francisco Style Celebration on February 17th
"Fat Tuesday in the Fillmore" returns with free blues concert & annual masquerade ball 
SAN FRANCISCO — Celebrating with great music, creative costumes, good food and colorful beads, The Village Project and The Fillmore Center are proud to present the 9th annual Mardi Gras San Francisco Style. “Fat Tuesday in the Fillmore” will kick off with a free blues concert in the Fillmore Center Plaza on Tuesday, February 17th.

This year's festival will again bring San Francisco's historic Fillmore Music District to life with colorful events that include a masquerade ball, street artists and performers. The celebration also will commence with a free blues concert from 5 to 7 p.m., featuring the legendary Bobbie "Spider" Webb & The Blues Ryders Band. A festive New Orleans style processional down the Fillmore Corridor will follow, ending at the Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball at West Bay Conference Center at 7 pm.

Guests will be able to enjoy food, drink and other specials at numerous Fillmore restaurants, clubs and businesses. A plethora of eclectic delectable eats will be available to satisfy every palate — whether it's food & libations at Fat Angel, the Southern-inspired cuisine of 1300 on Fillmore; homemade cookies and ice cream at Bumzy's Cookies and Miyako Ice Cream; Bruno's Italian or Ethiopian cuisine & Jazz from Sheba Piano Lounge. Brooklyn Circus is offering a 10% discount, a free T-shirt and complimentary refreshment with conditional purchase and Teri's Creation will have 20% off specials throughout the week.

"We are excited about this year's celebration as we are expecting visitors from the Fillmore District and beyond," said Adrian Williams, executive director of The Village Project and co-producer of the event. "Not only does our annual Mardi Gras celebration include what people look for in the traditional New Orleans celebrations, it continues to embrace the history of this neighborhood — where music has been intertwined into the fabric of everyday life for more than 100 years. With the help of San Francisco Travel, we expect to attract tourists to The Fillmore, one of the most historical neighborhoods in San Francisco, for an evening filled with fun and community”.


Following the outdoor festivities, the Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball will take place at the West Bay Conference Center, at 1290 Fillmore. The crown jewel of San Francisco's Fat Tuesday celebration will feature The Blues Ryder Band and DJ, Mr. "C", spinning dance tunes, as guests enjoy an evening of New Orleans style food, dancing to Zydeco and rhythm and blues, and plenty of partying.

Advance purchase tickets for the Masquerade Ball are available at Ticket price include admission to the ball, dinner, beads, a wristband for corridor specials and a beverage.

The purchase of a wristband will allow those not attending the ball to enjoy specials offered by numerous Fillmore restaurants, clubs and businesses along the Fillmore Corridor. Tickets and wristbands can be purchased @
This year's Mardi Gras San Francisco Style is co-sponsored by the Fillmore Center Plaza Apartments and District 5 Supervisor, London Breed. Community partners are San Francisco Travel, Episcopal Charities, Renaissance Parents of Success, Jewish Community High School of the Bay, West Bay Conference Center, 1300 on Fillmore, Jazz'z Salon & Boutique, YMCA Urban Services, Western Addition Family Resource Center, The Magic Zone, The Brooklyn Circus – SF, Bruno's Pizza, Third World Market, Prime Dip, Bumzy's Cookies, Sheba Piano Lounge, Union of Black Episcopalians, Miyako Ice Cream, Fat Angels Food & Libations, St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church, St. John Coltrane African Orthodox Church, SFPD, Teri's Creation and Boutique, Nia Soul Catering, Bi-Rite Markets, Bill Graham Foundation, Fillmore Auditorium, The Fillmore Café, Cheap Pete's Frame Outlet, State Bird Provisions, Charlie's Pharmacy, The Fillmore Farmers Market, The Social Study, Hats of the Fillmore, Progressive Cleaners, San Francisco Black Film Festival , Village Project Advisory Board, the Fillmore Merchants Association.

Business Name: The Village Project
Contact: Adrian Williams
Address: 2097 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 424-2980
Websites URL:,,



at West Bay Conference Center
San Francisco, United States

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