A Story Of The Accordion In Cajun Music!

Introduction and Use of Accordions in Cajun Music

If you were able to attend last year’s Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival, you probably noticed the constant use of the accordion in both Zydeco and Cajun tunes! The accordion has been a staple of Cajun music for an incredibly long time! The accordion was first created in Europe during the 1800s! Patented

Mouth-Watering Spicy Cajun Seafood Stew!

Cajun Recipe: Spicy Cajun Seafood Stew

With Christmas right around the corner, have you put some thought into what you will be serving your guests? If not, why not incorporate a scrumptious Cajun recipe! This Spicy Cajun Seafood Stew will have your family going back for seconds, and even thirds! Set aside 15 minutes for preparation, and 50 minutes for cooking this delicious

5 Zydeco Musician Legends To Know!

Zydeco Musician Legends

Zydeco music would not be the same if it were not for the legendary artists that paved the way! If you love Zydeco music, then you will love learning about some of the greats! Here are a few bits of historical Zydeco information to share with your fellow music-lovers: Many know Clifton Chenier as the

10 Terrific Louisiana Facts To Share With Your Friends!

Fun Facts about Louisiana

Zydeco, Blues, and Cajun food…oh my! Here at the Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival, we love to learn about the rich Louisiana history that brought us one of our favorite cultures! We have gathered some interesting bits of Louisiana trivia for you to share with your loved ones, or anyone who appreciates some

The Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise’s YES Event Was A Success!

Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise

The Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise has quickly become known as one of the best service organizations in Simi Valley! There are over 34,000 Rotary Clubs in the world, all working toward the common goal of a better planet. Efforts of the Rotary Club include, but are not limited to, increasing worldwide education, providing job

5 Reasons To Get Your Child Involved In Music!

Ways Music Benefits Children

Here at the Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival, we are clearly huge advocates for music! Awesome Cajun, Zydeco and Blues jams bring us happiness, and joy. The great thing about music is that it is enjoyed by people of all ages! Music genres exist for individuals with all different tastes. If your child

2015 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival Has Surprises in Store for You!

Weekend Passes Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival

The Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise has been hosting the Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival since 1988. However, it was not until two years after the festival was established that Cajun Creole theme became the tradition. The first two years of the festival were actually a New England Clambake fundraiser for the Rotary

2015 Festival Cajun-Zydeco Stage Filled with Louisiana Natives!

Louisiana Musicians for 2015 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival

Each year, the Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise hosts the Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival to honor Cajun heritage and locals in our beautiful community. In doing so, we go above and beyond to compile a lineup of artists who truly represent the Cajun heritage and have the ability to influence locals with

Performer Highlight: Andre Thierry Returning to Our Stage

Andre Thierry Zydeco Music

We would like to highlight the amazing Zydeco performer and returning Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival artist, Andre Thierry! Born in Northern California but sticking close to his French Creole heritage, is a talented artist who has the ability to captivate any audience. Andre Thierry will be returning to the Cajun- Zydeco stage

The Magical Musical Makings Of Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble!

Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble

If you have never heard the musical makings of Curly Taylor and Zydeco Trouble, you are in for a pleasant surprise! This band is led by Louisiana born Curley Taylor. As a part of an incredibly musical family, he was born with music in his blood. His very first instrument of choice was the drums,