Boogie to the Bayou State for the Swamp Pop Music Festival July 19 & 20
The Louisiana Lottery is ready to jam to some true Cajun style music at the 2013 Swamp Pop Music Festival July 19 & 20 in Baton Rouge.
Grab your saxophones and get ready to listen to some real Swamp Pop music at the 15th Annual Swamp Pop Music Festival. This festival includes music, food, and more for everyone to enjoy the best of the cajun lifestyle and culture.
Swamp Pop music is a mix of Cajun, Creole, Rhythm nd Blues, Rockabilly, Hillbilly, and Rock-n-Roll for a style all its own. In a trend that started in the 1950’s, when rock music began to take over, a few Louisiana teenagers mixed the feel of their favorite artists with the style of true cajun music, and a new genre was born. This new music was just like classic cajun music with a more rockin’ flair to it. While its peak of popularity was in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, swamp Pop has maintained a commonplace in Louisiana. To get the full feel of this musical style, come out to the festival to see the best of this cajun-born music.
Along with two days of live bands, the music festival will have more fun for all attendees. There will be a car show, jambalaya cook-off, festival pageant, and include appearances by Don Rich, Van & Grace Kenny Fife, and more! The entire event will take place at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center, and entry is only $10 on Friday and $15 on Saturday to enjoy the fun, food and music in the fully air-conditioned venue.
The Louisiana Lottery will be sponsoring the event as well as be featured with ways for all attendees 18 and older to win. The Louisiana Lottery sponsors events throughout the state to raise revenue for the State Treasury in an attempt to give back to the state. The Swamp Pop Music Festival will also benefit others, with proceeds going to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
So come out and see what true Cajun rock is all about at the Swamp Pop Music Festival.