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5 Reasons to Get Your Child Involved in Music

5 Reasons to Get Your Child Involved in Music

Learn how your child can benefit from the magic of music. 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

Does Music Benefit Your Health?

Does Music Benefit Your Health?

Learn how music can improve your physical, mental, and emotional health. Whether you listen to blues music during your commute to work, Zydeco music while at home, or Cajun music on the weekends, you are experiencing a wide range of benefits by listening to music. Many music lovers have no idea that there are actually

Easy Time Management Hacks

Easy Time Management Hacks

Follow these easy time management tips to do more with your day! Sometimes 24-hours doesn’t seem like enough time to handle everything that’s on your plate.  Between work, family, personal relationships, and other responsibilities, it can feel like you’ll never get anything done.  Nevertheless, try not to stress and follow these time management strategies to

World Alzheimer’s Month

World Alzheimer’s Month

Get Involved: September is World Alzheimer’s Month. Alzheimer’s is a type of progressive dementia that affects memory, cognitive function, and behavior.  According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease with someone developing the disease every 66 seconds.  Alzheimer’s is a destructive disease that doesn’t just affect those diagnosed.  This

Fun Louisiana Facts to Share!

Fun Louisiana Facts to Share!

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

Check Out This Andouille Sausage Creole Recipe!

Check Out This Andouille Sausage Creole Recipe!

Spice Up Dinner with This Andouille Sausage Creole Recipe Are you looking to add some zest to your dinners this fall? Look no further than Cajun recipes! We have the perfect one to add to your repertoire. Wow your family and friends with this recipe for Andouille sausage creole.  To make it, you will need:

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux to Play at Cajun & Blues Music Festival

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux to Play at Cajun & Blues Music Festival

This Memorial Day weekend, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux will play at the Cajun & Blues Music Festival. Make sure to purchase your tickets now before they are all gone! In the late 1960s and the early 1970s, a small group of New Orleans students and folklorists worked together to bring the spirit of Mardi Gras

Learn the Meaning Behind These Traditional Southern Sayings

Learn the Meaning Behind These Traditional Southern Sayings

Check out these Southern sayings! The Southern United States has a unique culture. With every culture comes set traditions passed down from one generation to the next. Language is especially important when it comes to tradition and culture. When it comes to the South, tradition is no different. These Southern sayings have withstood the test

The Fiddle & American History: Check Out What You Need to Know

What You Need to Know About The Fiddle & American History

Learn how the fiddle has shaped American music. The fiddle is a unique instrument. Closely related to the violin, the fiddle has a long history in folk music around the world. However, it wasn’t until the 18th century that the use of the fiddle became commonplace in the American South. As one of the most

Learn How the Blues Genre Has Changed Over the Years Through These Blues Periods

How the Blues Genre Has Changed Over the Years

Check out what you need to know about these blues periods. Like any art form, different generations have different ways of expressing themselves. Each unique period brings something new to the table. Music is no different. When it comes to the blues, there are different periods that have contributed to what the genre has become