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Angry Crab Shack Presents Inaugural Mesa Food Fest & Blues Traveler Concert
By Claire Natale - Friday Jan 26, 2024
The Angry Crab Shack is excited to announce the inaugural Mesa Food Fest to celebrate local community, culture, and cuisine. The event is set for Feb. 17th, 2024 from 11am -8pm at the Mesa Amphitheater. The hours are split into two events featuring the Mesa Food Fest from 11am-5pm where fest goers will be able to experience the Mesa Food Fest, then concert hop from 5pm-8pm to the Mesa Amphitheater for the nationally recognized band, Blues Traveler Concert.

The Angry Crab Shack Mesa Food Fest is a one-day event that will feature a variety of global eats and treats from local food vendors serving up their finest authentic dishes. Other event highlights include watermelon, wing, steak, and pie eating competitions along with an interactive kid’s corner and TurfIt pet park. The live music entertainment line-up will not disappoint hosting 6 bands in 90’s rock, jazz, and blues performances on both stages with headliner Blues Traveler taking stage at Mesa Ampitheater at 6:30pm.

“We are excited to bring Blues Traveler to the City of Mesa’s #1 rated music venue. The Mesa Amphitheater is centrally located and offers so many awesome amenities for us to host this Mesa Food Fest concept. The focus of this event is to bring community together to indulge in cultural culinary cuisine and elevated entertainment experiences,” said Landon Evans, Mesa Food Fest Event Organizer. “We invite you and your families to come out an indulge, enjoy an array of great food, live entertainment and fun!”

Blues Traveler is an American rock band that formed in Princeton, New Jersey in 1987. While Blues Traveler is best known among fans for their improvisational live shows, the general public is most familiar with the group from their Top 40 singles "Run-Around", "Hook", and "But Anyway". Blues Traveler's latest album, Traveler's Blues, was released in July 2021, and has been nominated by The Recording Academy for Best Traditional Blues album at the 2022 Grammy Awards.

“We hope to see the community fill the streets of Mesa on Saturday,” said Andrew Diamond, President of Angry Crab Shack. “Everyone can get in on the fun by tasting authentic dishes from various food trucks and restaurants, enjoying live music and many other attractions in our programming.”

WHAT: Angry Crab Shack Mesa Food Fest & Concert

WHEN: Saturday, February 17, 2023 from 11am – 8pm

WHERE: Mesa Amphitheater 263 N. Center St., Mesa, AZ 85201

COST: Food Fest & Concert Tickets are $30 presale, if you would like to just tour the Mesa Food Fest cost is only $10 and includes Mesa Food Fest, live entertainment, food eating competitions and activities. Get your tickets at angrycrabshack.com/mesafoodfest.com.


A portion of the proceeds from the Angry Crab Shack Mesa Food Fest will benefit multiple local non-profit organizations that support diverse communities including Phoenix Childrens’ Hospital, Arizona Housing Coalition, and Save the Family.

For more information about Angry Crab Shack's latest locations, menu items, and ongoing community engagement, visit angrycrabshack.com. Follow Angry Crab Shack on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok. Follow Mesa Food Fest on TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

About Angry Crab Shack
Founded in 2013 by Ron Lou, Angry Crab Shack is a fun, casual seafood restaurant specializing in seafood boil with bold Asian-Cajun flavors that are unique to the brand and irresistible to guests. Headquartered in Mesa, Arizona, the seafood concept began franchising in 2017 and has since grown to five corporate locations and sixteen franchise locations with agreements signed to bring additional restaurants to Arizona, Georgia, Texas, Utah, Washington and the United Kingdom. Angry Crab Shack aims to have 100 locations open and operating in the next 5 years. For more information, visit https://www.angrycrabfranchise.com/.