(Los Angeles, CA) – The 28th annual Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival, will be held Memorial Day weekend, May 27-28, 2017 at the Rancho Santa Susana Community Park (5005 Los Angeles Avenue Simi Valley, California). This year’s artist lineup features the Robby Krieger Band celebrating 50 years of the Doors music, The Yardbirds, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & The Golden Eagles, The 44’s, Lazy Lester, Dwayne Dopsie And The Zydeco Hellraisers, Doug Kershaw, Cajun Trio: Michael Doucet, David Doucet & Mitch Reed plus a special guest, Jo-El Sonnier, Kelly’s Lot, Alex Nester, Crawdaddios, and The Bayou Brothers.
Cajun/Zydeco dance instructor AJ Gibbs will be leading free dance instructions during breaks at the Cajun/Zydeco stage. AJ has blended his own hip hop dance style with traditional Zydeco dancing. Cajun-Creole food such as jambalaya and crawfish — BBQ sandwiches and hot dogs are also popular! Funnel cake, fruit smoothies, and kettle corn will satisfy that sweet tooth! Check out all the food booths and enjoy fantastic food while listening to the music! Stroll through rows of craft vendors and be surprised by the treasures you will find!
This year thousands of square feet of additional tenting for shade have been added to the venue at no additional charge. Pop-ups will no longer be allowed in the festival grounds.
The Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival, now in its 28th year, has continually evolved since its humble beginnings. The Festival started out in 1988 as a New England Clambake fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise, and within two years the Cajun Creole music theme was adopted. The Cajun theme proved to be very popular as the Festival gained national attention and grew to be one of the largest festivals of its kind west of the Mississippi River. The Festival currently presents live Cajun, Creole, Zydeco and Blues entertainment on multiple stages, offers more than 150 food, beverage, craft and sponsor booths, and attracts approximately 20,000 attendees. One hundred percent of all Festival profits are donated in support of charitable, educational and humanitarian causes. Thanks to the generous and vital support of our corporate partners, profits from The Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival have resulted in total charitable donations in excess of $1,600,000.