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Published: 2012/04/06

Candye Kane, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Muddy Waters Tribute and Rosie Ladet to Headline 23rd Annual Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival

The 23rd annual Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival is set to take place over Memorial Day weekend, May 26-27, at Rancho Santa Susanna Community Park, in Simi Valley, CA. The festival will feature two full stages, each showcasing a different one of its namesake musical genres.

Musical headliners on the Blues Stage will include the Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson; Candye Kane, flanked by guitarist Laura Chavez, in a rare Los Angeles area appearance; a Muddy Waters Tribute featuring blues legend James Cotton, Paul Oscher and other members of the Muddy Waters band, and Muddy’s son Mud Morganfield; Rod Piazza & the West Coast Sheiks; Big Pete; Terry Hanck; Shawn Pittman; and the Mannish Boys with special guests. Oscher will also perform his own set. Also performing is Americana-influenced bluesman Nathan James & the Rhythm Scratchers, joined by James Harman.

On its second stage, the festival will host an array of Cajun and Zydeco acts including Gator Beat, Bonne Musique Zydeco, Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas, and Billy Lee & the Swamp Critters, among others.

Tickets cost are available online at the festival’s official website.

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