A two-day mussel festival is about to hit Melbourne

The 2017 Port Phillip Mussel Festival - a two-day seafood street party - will be returning this coming March.

Melbourne's oldest permanent market, South Melbourne Market, will turn into a mini Bourbon Street, serving up more than five tonnes of molluscs. 
Becoming one of Melbourne's biggest free jazz festivals, the Mussel Festival is filled with live music and entertainment.
The Shuffle Club, Horns of Leroy and The Pearly Shells are just a few of Melbourne's greatest jazz artist that will be performing at the festival.
You can also expect a great mussel cook-up from iconic Melbourne chefs and an assortment of great local wines.

The free event is set to have South Melbourne Market and surrounding streets buzzing on Saturday March 11 and Sunday March 12.