Gary Allegretto's Harmonica Workshop At Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival


The Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival was a great success, with big crowds participating in the food, fun and music over two days this past Memorial Day Weekend. For this event, Hohner, Inc. donated 500 harmonicas to be given away during Gary Allegretto's Harmonica Workshop.

"Gary Allegretto knocked it out of the park with his Hohner Harmonica workshop at the Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival." said Festival Marketing Director "Catfish" Jeff Newby. "A week after the festival we are still getting positive comments from our attendees and the media loved it and are including the workshop in their reviews.  Thank you Gary and thank you Hohner. 

We look forward to next year's 25th annual Cajun & Blues Festival. for more information please visit the Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival website.

Hohner has partnered with Harmonikids founder, artist, educator and Keeping Blues Alive Award recipient Gary Allegretto, to provide harmonicas and musical instruction to children beset with physical, emotional, and/or economic challenges. Harmonikids’ outreach programs introduces children throughout the world to the healing and restorative powers of music, utilizing the harmonica to create unique avenues for music therapy and education in environments ranging from children’s hospitals to disaster areas. Each child participating in a Harmonikids event is gifted with their own Hohner harmonica and afforded the rare opportunity to receive musical instruction and inspiration from a professional musician and educator in a supportive and nurturing environment.
A portion of proceeds from the purchase of this harmonica supports Harmonikids humanitarian efforts. Visit for more information.

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