Eddie Money, Dave Mason, Chambers Bros and More at the Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival This Weekend.


I absolutely love Cajun and Blues music so I was so excited to know that some of the best performers in these categories will be playing this Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on each day, at the 29th Annual Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival.

The event takes place at Rancho Santa Susanna Community Park located at 5005 Los Angeles Avenue in Simi Valley and it promises to be a great one. The main event at the Festival remains the music and this year is no exception with an impressive lineup that crosses genres and spans generations.

The Cobbler Man at the Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival, June 2, 2016. (Photo by Elise Thompson)

The Blues Stage is headlined on Saturday by Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of Traffic, Dave Mason.  Also on the bill that night will be the great Lightnin’ Willie.

Sunday finds blues infused classic rocker. Eddie Money topping the Blues Stage bill, which also includes a set from the fabled funk soul rockers The Chambers Brothers who I’ve seen many many times over the years and they just kill it.”

Aside from the abovementioned performers, also playing are Zydeco stars Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band and this year’s Grammy winner Los Bayou Ramblers who will be playing on the Cajun Stage both days. The music lineup crosses genres and spans generations.

Second generation blues rockers the Devon Allman Project with Duane Betts will be performing on Saturday and on the Cajun Stage on Sunday will be Dollis Jr. who has succeeded his father as ‘Big Chief’ of the Wild Magnolias.

This is just a sample of the incredible performers that will be entertaining us this weekend, making The Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival an event you do not want to miss. Having said that, besides the great music there will also be craft vendors, dozens of food booths and a daily Mardi Gras Parade. In other words, something for everyone.

The Full Schedule:

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Lightnin’ Willie
Bo Dollis, Jr. & The Wild Magnolias
Devon Allman Project with Duane Betts
Dave Mason
Alex Nester

La Recolte
Lost Bayou Ramblers
Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band
Mardi Gras Parade
Kevin Naquin & Ossun Playboys
Lisa Haley & The Zydekats

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Arthur Adams
Chambers Brothers
Los Bayou Ramblers
Eddie Money
3 Sista Blues

Dennis G and the Zydeco Trail Riderz
Bo Dollis, Jr. & The Wild Magnolias
Lisa Haley &The Zydekats
Mardi Gras Parade
Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band
Kevin Naquin & Ossun Playboys

Single day tickets are $30 for adults (ages 13 and over) per day and $45 for a 2-day pass; children 12 and younger are free. Tickets can be purchased at www.simicajun.org.  The website will also show you what other options are available in regards to pricing.

Check out our stories on previous Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festivals:

The Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Fest Makes Memorial Day Weekend Taste Better and Sound Better!

Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival has a Lineup of Pure Classics on their Blues Stage this Weekend

Joan Alperin

About Joan Alperin

Joan was born in Brooklyn and spent many years working as an actress in New York City. Even though she traveled extensively, Joan couldn't imagine living anywhere else.. Well one day, she met someone at a party who regaled her with stories about living in L. A. specifically Topanga Canyon. A few weeks later she found herself on an airplane bound for Los Angeles. Joan immediately fell in love with the town and has been living here for the last twenty years and yes, she even made it to Topanga Canyon, where she now resides, surrounded by nature, deer, owls and all kinds of extraordinary alien creatures.. Joan continued acting, but for the last several years (besides reviewing plays and film) she has been writing screenplays. Joan was married to a filmmaker who created the cult classic films, (way before she knew him) Faces of Death. As a result of his huge following, they created a funny movie review show entitled Two Jews on Film, where Joan and her husband, John would review movies and rate them with bagels You can see their reviews by going to youtube.com/twojewsonfilm. Although it's now only one Jew - Joan is occasionally joined by her beautiful Pekingnese and Japanese Chin.
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