Outlying areas calendar for July 17-23, 2014 _lowres

Advocate Staff Photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND Swamp Pop Music Festival attendees tear up the dance floor at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales Saturday. The festival started 13 years ago and has grown to an event expecting more than 6,000 attendees, with all proceeds benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. "Swamp pop" is a blend of rhythm and blues, hillbilly, Cajun and Creole music. 7/16/11 MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT/ONLINE OUT/NO SALES/TV OUT/FOREIGN OUT/ LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC./GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT/225/10/12/IN REGISTER/LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT/

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

  • SWAMP POP MUSIC FESTIVAL: Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Landry Ave., Gonzales. Live music, jambalaya cook-off, car and truck show. Proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Call (225) 769-9994. swamppopmusicfest.com.

NATCHITOCHES/NSU FOLK FESTIVAL: PRATHER COLISEUM, 220 S. JEFFERSON ST., NATCHITOCHES. THE 35TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL CELEBRATES THE MULTICULTURAL FOLK ART AND HERITAGE OF THE AREA. THE EVENT FEATURES FOOD, MUSIC, DEMONSTRATIONS, DANCE LESSONS, CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES, CULTURAL EXHIBITS AND THE LOUISIANA STATE FIDDLE CHAMPIONSHIP. ADMISSION VARIES.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • CAJUN FRENCH MUSIC AND FOOD FESTIVAL: Lake Charles. Authentic Cajun music and food, as well as a French Mass on Sunday. visitlakecharles.org.