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Angry Crab Shack Southwest Cajun Fest Returns on February 15, 2020

 CHANDLER, Ariz. – HDE Agency is jazzed up to announce the return of the Angry Crab Shack Southwest Cajun Fest on February 15, 2020. Bringing the sounds, smells, tastes and culture of New Orleans to the Valley, this event has something for everyone.

“This event showcases the heart and soul of New Orleans paired with Arizona fusion and flavor,” said Landon Evans, owner of HDE Agency. “Packed with cultural festivities, food and live entertainment it’s one our more lively events that will make you feel transported to the Big Easy.”

Angry Crab Shack and more than a dozen other local restaurants including Bayou Bistro, Honey Bears BBQ Cajun Cusine, JJ’s Louisiana BBQ and Maya’s Cajun Kitchen will be dishing up pounds of smoldering, juicy crawfish, shrimp, gumbo, po’ boys, fried catfish and more!

“Angry Crab Shack is excited to team up with HDE Agency and bring a Mardi Gras party to the East Valley while benefitting one of our partners in Phoenix Children’s Hospital, ” said Andrew Diamond, president of Angry Crab Franchise. “Laissez les bons temps rouler!”

An authentic New Orleans party needs plenty of libations. This boil will showcase handcrafted Abita beers on draft and in cans including Abita Amber, Purple Haze, Hop On, Purple Haze and Hurricanes.

The musical stage will feature live performances from five bands – Hoodoo Coasters, Bluesman Mike, NolAz Band and Souled Out Jazz Band. Additionally, the watermelon, sausage and crawfish eating contests will provide culinary entertainment. Lawn games, flame throwing, sword swallowing, Mardi Gras photo booth and a kids zone will give guests more interactive experiences.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital as the hospital continues its plans to expand services in the East Valley. Phoenix Children’s provides world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. As one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country, Phoenix Children’s provides care across more than 75 pediatric specialties.

The Angry Crab Shack Southwest Cajun Fest will take place at AJ Chandler Park located at 178 E. Commonwealth Ave in Chandler. Guests will be able to enjoy the festivities from noon until 9 p.m. Several ticket options are available including the Big Easy Lounge, general admission and a veteran’s discounted. To purchase tickets, visit the event’s website www.southwestcajunfest.com/ 

For more information about the Angry Crab Southwest Cajun Fest follow them on Facebook and Instagram at @southwestcajunfest .

About HDE Agency

HDE Agency offers a wide variety of special event services and has become an innovative leader in creating, producing, booking, and marketing first-class live entertainment experiences – from festivals and concerts to all types of special events. HDE’s goal is to provide experiences that will move consumers and deliver results. The special event marketing platform allows HDE to shape the brand experience unlike any other marketing medium. HDE Agency is one of the largest producers of special events in Arizona with an impressive roster of a dozen signature annual events. HDE’s roster of special events includes the Town of Gilbert Oktoberfest, Great Southwest Cajun Festival, AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival, Rockin’ Taco Street Festival, Suds & Slides, Moms & Mimosas, DTPHX Oktoberfest, Arizona Harvest Fest, The 102.5 KNIX Great American BBQ & Beer Festival… Visit HDE Agency online at www.hdeagency.com for a complete list of services and learn about our current projects, events and community engagements through the HDE Agency blog a www.hdeagency.com/blog

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