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Fat Tuesday - Cajun & Zydeco Spectacular  - CANCELLED

Fat Tuesday - Cajun & Zydeco Spectacular - CANCELLED

6:30pm, Tue 1 March, 2022

Event Details


Brunswick Ballroom ‘Fat Tuesday’ Party

Cajun & Zydeco Spectacular

Fat Tuesday is upon us. Get ready for the biggest party of the year!

Mardi Gras (aka Fat Tuesday) is the biggest, most raucous party of the year thrown in Roman Catholic countries the night before Lent begins. Every Catholic knows that Ash Wednesday begins a 40 day fast of austerity to purify the soul, so Mardi Gras is one last chance to live it up and get down and dirty!

Throughout ‘Cajun Country’ in rural Southwest Louisiana and on the streets of New Orleans they celebrate Fat Tuesday with festive food, music and dance with masked parades, Mardi Gras beads, costumed chicken runs, marching bands, dance bands, King cake and communal Gumbo’s…perhaps better known here as Shrove Tuesday or ‘Pancake Tuesday’ we invite you to join us for this festive occasion at Melbourne’s best party venue the Brunswick Ballroom!

Cajun music and it’s close cousin Zydeco are the traditional accordion driven dance and social music styles from the prairie and bayou country of Southwest Louisiana and East Texas, featuring fiddles, Cajun French vocal and highly infectious rhythmic dance feels, look forward to a night of peppy 2-Steps, Waltzes, Breakdowns, Blues and Stomps from the Swamps!

Come celebrate a Cajun Mardi Gras ‘Fat Tuesday’ themed Party at the Brunswick Ballroom for a night of Cajun and Zydeco music with Melbourne’s own ‘Johnny Can’t Dance’ Cajun Band and all the way from Newcastle NSW ‘Titian Payne’s Big Zydeco Express’ with special guest “Saint Jazz” on Holy Alto..

Cajun food specials and festive cocktails 

Cajun and Zydeco dance classes with Honky Tonk HQ’s Emmabee (dance floor restrictions permitting)

Presale tickets through the Brunswick Ballroom

Tuesday March 1st

Doors open 6:30pm

Music from 7pm


The Brunswick Artists' Bar and Brunswick Ballroom will be operating under the Victorian State Government vaccination mandate. Therefore, as outlined in the Victorian Roadmap, only patrons, staff and artists who are double vaccinated against Covid-19 will be able to enter the venue.

Customers are required to check-in via the Service Victoria App with a valid Vaccination certificate as they enter the venue.

The venue will be taking a number of precautionary measures to ensure patron safety, including:
- Hand sanitiser dispensers
- Signage and social distancing markers throughout the venue
- Regular sanitising of the venue and full clean between sittings

Photo ID is essential, acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence, State Approved ‘Proof of Age’ card or Passport. 


The kitchen will be serving The Ballroom Menu for this show.

You can view the delicious offerings available by clicking here.

The Brunswick Ballroom is Accessible.
The Brunswick Ballroom has made significant improvements to accessibility by installing an 
Acorn Chairlift. (Model: New Acorn Indoor 180 Curved Stairlift.)

To find out more about the venue, FAQs can be viewed by clicking here.