Mississauga’s own Mardi Gras is back with the Rabba Fine Foods Street Shuffle

The Tim Horton’s Southside Shuffle returns to the Port Credit Memorial Park for its 21st anniversary

Mississauga, Ont., August 28 – The sounds of blues & jazz music will soon fill the streets of Mississauga, September 6 to  8, with the return of the 21st annual Tim Horton’s Southside Shuffle, celebrating the best of blues and jazz music. As part of its return to Port Credit Memorial Park, the festival will include for the fifth year the Rabba Fine Foods Street Shuffle, Saturday, September 7, from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. which will be free for people of all ages.

Jack Rabba, founder of Rabba Fine Foods (middle), joins Mississauga mayor, Bonnie Crombie, September 7, 2019, to officially kick off the 2019 Rabba Fine Foods Street Shuffle – a free event and part of the Tim Horton’s Southside Shuffle.  More than 20 bands perform down streets while kids enjoy art workshops and face painting and adults enjoy local artisans in Vendor Village and a wide variety of food options at the Southside Food and BBQ Court.

“We’re extremely happy to be able to offer our local community a day filled with fun and music for all to enjoy,” says Rick Rabba, president, Rabba Fine Foods. “Working with the organizers of the Southside Shuffle has always been a smooth and enjoyable experience and the Rabba Fine Foods Street Shuffle has become one of the highlights of the year for many of us. Our company was founded, in part, on community outreach and partnerships, and we’re proud to be a part of an event that is so appreciated by Mississauga residents.”

Jack Rabba, founder of Rabba Fine Foods, will kick off the shuffle with a ceremonial ribbon cutting at 11:45 a.m. followed by a performance from the Top Hat Marching Band. 

More than 20 bands will perform along Lakeshore Rd from Hurontario St. to Stavebank Rd. The fun continues in Memorial Park with two free music stages in the south end of the park, two ticketed stages in the north end, a free kids zone with an art workshop, and face painting. Guests can also purchase a variety of jewellery, clothing, and art by local artisans in the Vendor Village, and indulge in a wide variety of food options at the Southside Food and BBQ Court.

The Rabba Fine Foods Street Shuffle will conclude at 4 p.m. with a traditional French Quarter second line parade led by Dinnys Dixieland Band leading umbrella & whistle blowing followers into the park where the music continues until 11 p.m.

About Rabba Fine Foods:Rabba Fine Foods is a local market and convenience store that serves the daily grocery needs of more than 34 neighbourhoods in the central and western parts of the GTA. Open year round, 24 hours a day, Rabba offers everything you’d expect from your local market – fresh produce, deli counter, ready-to-eat items, bakery, dairy products and other essential supplies for home or work. A family-run business with roots extending back to 1967, Rabba is committed to serving its neighbours and friends in the GTA and meeting their ever-changing grocery and convenience needs. For more information on Rabba or any of its locations, visit www.rabba.com.