Crawfish boil, jambalaya, gumbo, Cajun turkey legs & frog legs – top food highlights for Southwest Cajun Fest, April 21, 2018
Southwest Cajun Fest returns to Chandler, AZ on Saturday, April 21, 2018, bringing delicious Cajun food for all to savor. Presented by Abita Brewing Company, the fest will run from noon – 9 p.m. , showcasing the heart and soul of New Orleans paired with Arizona fusion and flavor. Southwest Cajun Fest is an all ages event, packed with cultural festivities, food and entertainment. Festival patrons will feel transported to the southeastern region of Louisiana with a variety of food vendors serving up regional dishes including crawfish boil, jambalaya, fried gator, catfish, etouffe, lobster rolls, creole shrimp, hush puppies, red beans & rice, and more. Other highlights includes a wing, crawfish and watermelon eating competition, a kids zone, and southern style cocktails!
Participating restaurants and food purveyors include:
Angry Crab Shack – crawfish boil, crawfish roll, Cajun turkey legs, gumbo, cornbread and Cajun bow
Bayou Bistro – crawfish etouffee, po-boys, catfish, and shrimp
Drive Wood Fired Grill – shrimp and sausage gumbo, Cajun lobster mac-n-cheese, Cajun street corn, BBQ tri-tip sandwiche
Grill King – curry and jerk chicken, catfish, ribs, crab salad, red beans & rice
Hogg Doggs – Cajun pulled pork, gumbo, polish sausage, brats, andouille, po-boys
Honey Bear’s BBQ – fried chicken, friend catfish, shrimp etoufee, jambalaya, red beans & rice, cornbread, mac-n-cheese
Island Sensation Cuisine – jerk chicken, catfish, red snapper, oxtail, rice and peas
Jamburritos – Cajun BBQ, boudin, jambalaya, hot links and beignets
Jasperz Island Fusion Cuisine – Cajun jambalaya, catfish, Cajun chicken wings, veggie bowls
JJ’s Louisiana BBQ – gumbo, jambalaya, Cajun ribs, chicken and turkey legs, pulled pork, smoked beans, potato salad
Lady Lynn’s – fish, chicken, shrimp and fries
Pearson’s Catering – gator, frog legs, jambalaya, fish, chicken, shrimp, Cajun fries, coleslaw,
Stacy’s off the Hook – BBQ pork and chicken, shrimp, hot links, hot dogs and fries
Tee’s Concessions – lobster mac, Cajun fries, pulled pork
Treatery – crawfish, corn, red potatoes
White Mountain Food Co. – Jambalaya or pulled pork fries, bayou or jalapeno funnel cake
The fest will feature entertainment by Little Hurricane – a blues rock band from San Diego, and The Urban Renewal Project – a Los Angeles based group of 15 millennial musicians offering a modern funky, soulful jazz and hip-hop sound. Guest will also enjoy entertainment by Southern Drawl Band, Funkhaus Brass Band and The Hoodoo Casters.
Ticketing Options: www.southwestcajunfest.com
$10 Online Presale
$15 Day of Walk Up Pricing
$10 Veterans & Military Discount Online Presale + Day of
*Kids 12 and under receive free general admission
*General admission includes entry into the festival, access to all entertainment, zones, vendors, interactive experience and activities. Food and beverages are not included with admission.
Big Easy Lounge (21+ over only)
$65 Online Presale Only – now through 4/20/18 OR when tickets are sold out
Includes: four beers, souvenir beer bucket, unlimited water, snacks, front stage access/view, private restrooms, private seating, shaded area, entry into the festival and access to all entertainment, zones, vendors, interactive experience and activities.
VIP Pass (21+ over only)
$125 Online Presale Only – now through 4/20/18 OR when tickets are sold out
Includes: six beers, unlimited soft drinks and water, catered food throughout the day, front stage access/view, private air conditioned restrooms, private seating, shaded area, entry into the festival and access to all entertainment, zones, vendors, interactive experience and activities.
Special thanks to the 2018 Southwest Cajun Fest sponsors: Downtown Chandler Community Partnership, Abita Brewing, Angry Crab Shack, Bar & Restaurant Insurance, Phoenix New Times, Diamond Resorts International, Sprint, Lyft and Yelp Phoenix.
A percentage of the proceeds from Southwest Cajun Fest will benefit the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership (DCCP), a 501(c) 6 nonprofit corporation whose mission is to mobilize leadership and resources to advance the development of downtown Chandler as a regional destination for shopping, dining, living, culture, and the arts. It works on behalf of the Enhanced Municipal Services District, created in 2006, to provide enhanced marketing and promotion, safety and beautification of the downtown area beyond what is done by the City of Chandler. For more information, visit www.downtownchandler.org.