The goal of Mardi Gras, San Francisco Style is to build cultural awareness among all segments of San Francisco’s community. Hailing from Louisiana, the Executive Director of the Village Project, Adrian Williams has shared a little history of her home state, producing this event for 12 years. The Village Project has brought together the residents, artists and small business owners of the Western Addition, with a focus on the Fillmore’s commercial corridor and the neighborhood’s rich history of blues and jazz. Like all of our programs, the project reflects our deep roots in African American music and culture.
Mardi Gras, San Francisco Style The Village Project will present its 12th annual Mardi Gras San Francisco Style on February 13th. This Fat Tuesday celebration includes a free blues concert from 5 pm to 7:30 pm, featuring the Silver Fox Blues Band, with a special appearance by Fillmore Slim. The Blues concert will take place on O’Farrell Street between Steiner and Fillmore on an erected stage. It will end at 7 pm, followed by a festive New Orleans style processional which will be led by the St. Gabriel Brass Band and SambaFunk! The processional will start at Golden Gate & Fillmore and march along the sidewalks of the Fillmore Corridor to Geary Street. They will end up on O’Farrell Street, where they will play on stage, then lead the crowd to Westbay Conference Center at 1290 Fillmore for the Masquerade ball.