Category Archives: Music Festival

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

How You Benefit from Attending Live Concerts and Music Festivals

How You Benefit from Attending Live Concerts and Music Festivals

New study shows that getting out and attending concerts and music festivals is actually good for you. A new study out of Australia suggests that people who engage with music by attending concerts and dancing along are actually happier.  The study entitled “ If You’re Happy and You Know It: Music Engagement and Subjective Wellbeing,”

28th Annual Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival

Does Music Benefit Your Health?

THE YARDBIRDS, MITCH RYDER, ROBBY KRIEGER, JO-EL SONNIER, BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY, LAZY LESTER, DWAYNE DOPSIE, BIG CHIEF MONK BOUDREAUX & THE GOLDEN EAGLES DOUG KERSHAW AND MICHAEL DOUCET, HEADLINE 28th ANNUAL SIMI VALLEY CAJUN & BLUES MUSIC FESTIVAL, SATURDAY-SUNDAY, MAY 27-28   Los Angeles area’s largest Cajun, Zydeco, Blues, and Roots music festival, featuring

Doug Kershaw to Perform at Cajun & Blues Music Festival

Doug Kershaw to Perform at Cajun & Blues Music Festival

Doug Kershaw is an amazing talent that should not be missed when you attend the Cajun & Blues Music Festival in May! Kershaw battled with depression and sorrow despite the success of his solo career. His father had committed suicide when he was only aged seven. In the 1970s, he released several albums but they

Jo-El Sonnier to Perform at Cajun & Blues Music Festival

Jo-El Sonnier to Perform at Cajun & Blues Music Festival

Jo-El Sonnier is a master accordion player who will be performing at the Cajun & Blues Music Festival. Mark your calendar and be sure to visit his stage! Jo-El is a master-class accordion player and has played on the world’s best stages. In addition to his virtuous accordion playing, he is also talented at the

Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers to Play at Cajun & Blues Music Festival

Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers to Play at Cajun & Blues Music Festival

Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers will be playing at the Cajun & Blues Music Festival, so make sure to mark your calendar!  The son of the legendary accordion player and Zydeco maestro Rockin’ Dopsie Sr., Dwayne “Dopsie” Rubin follows in his father’s footsteps and comes by his heritage in an honest way. Dwayne Dopsie and

Artist Spotlight: MITCH RYDER

Artist Spotlight: MITCH RYDER

This year at the Cajun & Blues Music Festival, make room on your schedule for Mitch Ryder!  Mitch Ryder was the bridge that connected Motown soul factory and the high-energy rock ‘n’ roll that exploded out of Detroit and inspired such artists like Iggy Pop, MC5, Ted Nugent, and Bob Seger. Ryder hit the scene

Robby Krieger Will Perform at the Cajun & Blues Music Festival

Robby Krieger Will Perform at the Cajun & Blues Music Festival

The Doors are one of rock ‘n’ roll’s biggest names, made famous by their cut-throat lyrics and the harmony provided by each instrument. Robby Krieger, born January 8, 1946, in Los Angeles, California is a professional musical performer and is the guitarist from the Doors. He is now celebrating 50 years of their great music