Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Fest brings Leon Russell, Rebirth, Eric Burdon, many more to Golden California

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Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival
Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival

(SIMI VALLEY, CA) — The 27th annual Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival will rock once again at Memorial Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29, at Rancho Santa Susanna Community Park, 5005 Los Angeles Ave., in Simi Valley.

The event features two full stages for each of its musical genres. Music will proceed non-stop each day from noon until 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults (13 and over) and children 12 and younger are free. Discount single day tickets of $20 and two-day passes for $35, are available only online at <http://www.simicajun.org>. Parking is ample and free. Fast-moving California Hwy. 118 (Ronald Reagan Freeway) can be taken to the Stearns Street exit; the festival is four blocks south.

This year, the blues stage features headliners Booker T, legendary keyboardist for Stax hitmakers Booker T & the MGs, Eric Burdon & the AnimalsLeon Russell, and the Rebirth Brass Band, as well as L.A. blueswoman Barbara Morrison; Alvon Johnson; Guy Martin; Kelly’s Lot and returning from last year by popular demand, Reverend Tall Tree. Once again Dwayne Dopsie performs at both the blues stage and the Cajun and Zydeco stage, “King of Cajun” Jo-El Sonnier brings his Acadian spirit to Simi.

On the Cajun and Zydeco stage, Cajun hitmaker Doug Kershaw joins forces with Steve Riley, and Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers once again perform at both the Cajun/Zydeco and blues stages. Grammy Award winners Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band bring genuine Louisiana-styled Zydeco.Also appearing are Mark St. Mary, Bonne Musique Zydeco and the Bayou Brothers.

The annual Mardi Gras Parade will take place both days at 4 p.m., and the festival boasts dozens of food booths featuring a variety of fare: authentic Cajun creations and Southern BBQ as well as multi-cultural cuisine. More than 100 craft booths and retailers will be scattered throughout the festival grounds.

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Support of the not-for-profit Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival has benefited dozens of local community, national and international organizations, a list of which may be found at here. The Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival is a presentation of the Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise.
SATURDAY MAY 28th
(Schedule subject to change)
BLUES STAGE
12:15 p.m. Guy Martin
1:35 p.m. Barbara Morrison
3:00 p.m. Rebirth Brass Band
4:45 pm. Eric Burdon & The Animals
6:20 p.m. Dwayne Dopsie
CAJUN/ZYDECO STAGE
12:25 p.m. Bayou Brothers
1:55 p.m. Dwayne Dopsie
3:25 p.m. Doug Kershaw with Steve Riley
4:35 p.m. Mardi Gras Parade
4:55 p.m. Chubby Carrier
6:25 p.m. Mark St. Mary
SUNDAY MAY 29th
BLUES STAGE
12:15 p.m. Kelly’s Lot
1:35 p.m. Alvon Johnson
3:00 p.m. Booker T
4:45 p.m. Leon Russell
6:20 p.m. Reverend Tall Tree

CAUN/ZYDECO STAGE
12:25 p.m. Bonne Musique Zydeco
1:50 p.m. Jo-El Sonnier
3:15 p.m. Chubby Carrier
4:20 p.m. Mardi Gras Parade
4:40 p.m. Doug Kershaw with Steve Riley
6:05 p.m. Dwayne Dopsie

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