Legendary “Canned Heat” to Perform at Simi Valley

This year’s Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival on Memorial Day weekend 2014 will afford you the opportunity to see some talented and legendary artists perform live on stage. This is the 25th anniversary edition of the festival, and organizers have pulled out all of the stops in creating a line-up of blues performers that you will not want to miss. Included among the list headlining the Blues Stage is Canned Heat.

Canned Heat’s history goes back to 1966 when they formed but their musical influences go back much further. In fact their two international hits, 1968’s “On the Road Again” and 1969’s “Going Up The Country” were both inspired interpretations of late 1920s blues recordings by Floyd Jones and Henry Thomas.  Canned Heat’s slot in music history was solidified when they appeared with Hendrix and Joplin at 1967’s Monterey Pop Music Festival and when they headlined at 1969’s original Woodstock Music Festival.

Canned Heat’s meteoric rise to legendary status in the late sixties has given way to decades of dedications to the music genre, and you can see their talents on display May 24th and May 25th at the 25th anniversary of the Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival. Learn more by visiting our website or get involved by volunteering. For volunteer information contact us.