The 20th Annual Swamp Pop Music Festival will welcome 1,000 visitors July 14th in the fully air-conditioned Texas Club in Baton Rouge to raise critical funds that aid the fight to find a cure for cystic fibrosis (CF) all while enjoying a special genre of music native only to Louisiana!

Alligator Blue will kick off this exciting event on Friday at 6:00 PM followed by Big River Express with special guest Kenny Cornett, followed by South 70 Band with Toni O and Kenny Fife & The Bac Trac Band featuring The Bayou Boogie Horns will wrap up the event around midnight. Mr. Roland Doucet, host of Roland’s Rockin Cajun Show, will be the evening’s MC. This is a non-smoking event and you must be 18 or over to enter. In addition to the music, the event will also feature several local food trucks.

All proceeds from the Swamp Pop Music Festival benefit the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation, which aims to find a cure for CF and to better the quality of life for those with the disease. Admission to the 20th Annual Swamp Pop Music Festival is $20.00. For more information, visit www.cff.org/batonrouge, listen to Eagle 98.1 or 100.7 The Tiger, like us on Facebook or contact the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at 225-769-9994.

This year’s festival is generously sponsored by The Advocate, Louisiana Lottery, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, Braud Company, Carline Management Co., Guaranty Broadcasting, Potash Corp.

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-threatening genetic disease that causes the body to produce abnormally thick, sticky mucus that clogs the airways and leads to lung infections. Research funded by The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) has already made a significant impact by helping raise the life expectancy and bettering the quality of life for every diagnosed individual. This is a historic time in the fight against cystic fibrosis. Promising therapies that treat the underlying cause of CF, rather than just the symptoms, are in late-stage clinical trials. If successful, these drugs could change the face of the disease and the prognosis of those who suffer from it. While real progress toward a cure has been made, the lives of young people with CF are still cut far too short.