Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Fest: Elvin Bishop, Janiva Magness

24TH ANNUAL SIMI VALLEY CAJUN & BLUES
MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LINEUP

The 24th annual Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival will rock over Memorial Day weekend, May 25-26, at Rancho Santa Susanna Community Park, 5005 Los Angeles Ave., in Simi Valley. The festival features two full stages for each of its musical genres. Music will proceed non-stop each day from 12 noon until 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20 (adults 13+) and $15 (children) and are available online here or at the gate. 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.

Co-headlining the blues stage this year, Alligator recording artist Janiva Magness and Elvin Bishop will lead a Tribute to Finis Tasby.

Meanwhile, on the Cajun stage, Rounder Records artists and two-time Grammy Award nominees and 2013 winner Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, will headline both Saturday and Sunday; Swampland star Teresa Russell, Southern California’s own Lisa Haley, Leroy Thomas and The Zydeco Roadrunners, David Sousa & the Zydeco Mudbugs, J Paul D. & the Zydeco Nubreeds and Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic will create a Louisiana-style fais-do-do. See the full lineup below.

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.

Click here to see this listing in our festival guide

LINEUP

  • JANIVA MAGNESS BAND
  • A TRIBUTE TO FINIS TASBY W/ ELVIN BISHOP, JOHN NEMETH & KID ANDERSEN
  • J PAUL JR. AND THE ZYDECO NUBREEDS
  • CURTIS SALGADO
  • THE MANNISH BOYS & SPECIAL GUESTS
  • LISA HALEY
  • DELTA GROOVE HARP BLAST W/ AL BLAKE / MITCH KASHMAR/ BIG PETE
  • SUGAR RAY AND THE BLUETONES
  • STEVE RILEY AND THE MAMOU PLAYBOYS
  • JOHN NEMETH
  • RICK ESTRIN AND THE NIGHT CATS
  • ANDRE THIERRY & ZYDECO MAGIC
  • KID ANDERSEN
  • ANSON FUNDERBURGH
  • BONNE MUSIQUE ZYDECO
  • NATHAN JAMES AND THE RHYTHM SCRATCHERS
  • JAMES HARMAN'S BACK PORCH REVUE
  • ACADIANA WITH TERESA RUSSELL
  • KEVEN SELFE
  • SMOKIN' JOE KUBEK AND BNOIS KING & SPECIAL GUESTS
  • LEROY THOMAS AND THE ZYDECO ROADRUNNERS
  • ANDY T. - NICK NIXON BAND
  • KARA GRAINGER
  • DAVID SOUSA & THE ZYDECO MUDBUGS
  • PETER DAMMANN
  • GARY ALLEGRETTO
  • AJ GIBBS (DANCE INSTRUCTOR)

  • http://www.simicajun.org/2013

    [Published on: 3/6/13]

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