Price LeBlanc Toyota & Nissan Swamp Pop Music Festival coming to Lamar-Dixon

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Price LeBlanc Toyota & Nissan Swamp Pop Music Festival is set for July 17-18 at Lamar-Dixon. The event is presented by Sigma Engineers.

The artist line up includes:

Friday, July 17th, 2015- Gates Open at 5:00pm

6PM-8PM Kenny Fife & Bac Trac

8PM-10PM Warren Storm, Wilie T & Cypress

with special guest

Tommy McLain

10PM-12AM Don Rich

Saturday, July 18th, 2015 – Gates Open at 10:30am

10:30AM-noon Big River Express

12PM-2:30PM TK Hulin & GG Shinn with

Steve Adams

2:30PM-4:30PM Kenny Cornett & Killin’ Time

4:30PM-6:30PM South 70 Band

6:30PM-8:30PM Junior LaCross & Sometin’ Sneaky

8:30PM-11:30PM Ryan Foret & Foret Tradition

In addition to the music, the festival will feature a two-day Jambalaya Festival Association Cook-Off where visitors can sample some of the tastiest jambalaya in the world while close to a hundred jambalaya chefs meet head-to-head in two separate heats.  There will also be an Alternate Route Cruisers Open Car & Truck Show on Saturday.  

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.  The Swamp Pop Music Festival began as a grassroots effort to support the CF Foundation in 1998 and is now one of the nation’s largest attended events the CF Foundation puts on in the country.

Admission to the 18th Annual Price LeBlanc Toyota & Nissan Swamp Pop Festival presented by Sigma Engineers is $12 on Friday and $17 on Saturday.  For more information, visit www.swamppopmusicfest.com, like us on Facebook or contact the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at 225-769-9994.

IMPORTANT NOTE ON ATTENDANCE AT FOUNDATION EVENTS:

To reduce the risk of getting and spreading germs at CF Foundation-sponsored events, the committe ask that everyone follow basic best practices by regularly cleaning your hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel, covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your inner elbow and maintaining a safe 6-foot distance from anyone with a cold or infection. Medical evidence shows that germs may spread among people with CF through direct and indirect contact, as well as through droplets that travel short distances when a person coughs or sneezes. These germs can lead to worsening symptoms and speed decline in lung function. To further help reduce the risk of cross-infection, the Foundation’s attendance policy recommends that all people with CF maintain a safe 6-foot distance from each other at all times while attending an outdoor Foundation sponsored event.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has unrestricted financial reserves of about 15 times its budgeted annual expenses, following a one-time royalty sale in 2014. These funds, along with the public’s continuing support, are needed to help accelerate our efforts to pursue a lifelong cure for this fatal disease, develop lifesaving new therapies and help all people with CF live full, productive lives. To request a copy of our Strategic Plan, email info@cff.org or call 800 FIGHT-CF.