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2018 Cajun & Blues Music Festival Performer: Lightnin’ Willie

2018 Cajun & Blues Music Festival Performer: Lightnin’ Willie

This year’s Cajun & Blues Music Festival was excited to welcome performer Lightnin’ Willie to its stage.  Lightnin’ Willie is a veteran of the blues industry, with over twenty years of touring experience.  Willie’s music style honors tradition as he plays with a traditional blues format using traditional instruments such as the guitar, keyboards, accordion,

2018 Cajun & Blues Music Festival Performer: Eddie Money

2018 Cajun & Blues Music Festival Performer: Eddie Money

This year’s Cajun & Blues Music Festival was honored to host music legend Eddie Money.  Money is best known for his string of hits in the ‘70s and ‘80s, many of which were Top 40 hits and eventual platinum albums.  Some of his best-known songs include “Baby Hold On,” “Two Tickets to Paradise,” “Maybe I’m

Help Us Give Back

Help Us Give Back

Learn how the Cajun & Blues Music Festival is all about giving back. While you might know the California Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival as a celebration of Creole music, cuisine, and culture, did you know that this festival is also dedicated to giving back and serving the larger community?  Hosted by The

Try Out These Sweet Mother’s Day Ideas

Try Out These Sweet Mother’s Day Ideas

Try out some of these sweet suggestions this Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day is this Sunday and, if you haven’t already started planning, then time is of the essence.  Want to express your love, but just not sure how?  Then try out some of these fun ideas to celebrate this Mother’s Day. Go on a Daycation

Enjoy this Light Cajun Recipe in Honor of Spring

Enjoy this Light Cajun Recipe in Honor of Spring

Celebrate the season with this light take on Cajun cooking. Spring is in the air!  When the weather is warm, it’s time to put away the heavy soups and stews and prepare something a little lighter.  Want a deliciously light way to enjoy Cajun flavors this spring?  Then try whipping up this tasty recipe! Cajun

Easter in New Orleans

Easter in New Orleans

Learn how Easter Sunday is celebrated in the Big Easy. In New Orleans, Easter starts out with early morning church services before the festivities can begin.  Because Easter marks the end of Lent (the 40+ days of fasting and abstinence that began on Ask Wednesday), the day is a festive celebration of color, food, and

Why New Orleans is the Perfect Spring Break Destination

Why New Orleans is the Perfect Spring Break Destination

Here are some of the reasons why you should spend spring break in New Orleans. With spring break quickly approaching, it’s time to decide where you should spend your time away from the daily grind of work and school.  If you haven’t considered heading to New Orleans this spring break, then you are missing out

Learn About Grammy Winner The Lost Bayou Ramblers

Learn About Grammy Winner The Lost Bayou Ramblers

Learn more about the winner of the 2018 Grammy for Best Regional Roots Music Album. At this year’s Grammy Awards, Louisiana-based band Lost Bayou Ramblers won the award for Best Regional Roots Music Album with their album Kalenda.  All the songs on the album are performed in French and it features the band’s contemporary take

Learn About These Unexpected, Science-Backed Health Benefits of Music

Learn About These Unexpected, Science-Backed Health Benefits of Music

Find out how listening to music can actually benefit your health. While many of us know that listening to music can improve our moods or give us comfort, did you know that scientific research actually suggests that music can have a positive effect on your health?  In fact, studies have shown that music not only

Affordable Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Affordable Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Learn how you can impress your date while sticking to a budget. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner!  If you haven’t already started to make plans, then time is of the essence.  However, planning a Valentine’s Day date can be rather difficult if you are strapped for cash.  Luckily, there are many activities that