Yesterday, Gator 99.5's Mike Soileau and Your Buddy Russ attended the big press conference at McNeese State University's athletics department as they announced the lineup for a huge festival coming to Lake Charles.

The Cowboys Country Fest is coming on Saturday, July 3 and will take place inside the McNeese football stadium.

Matt Bonnette, Athletic Director Heath Schroyer, and the McNeese Athletics Foundation Executive Director Clerc Bertrand announced the athletics foundation was formed to enhance student and community engagement, while the concert is focused on hurricane relief.

We all know our area is still in desperate need of hurricane relief and support even eight months after the storms. Who is playing? Here is the lineup, featuring both local and national Country artists.

  • 3:00pm-3:45pm - Charlie Wayne Band
  • 4:00pm-4:45pm - Johnny Jimenez
  • 5:00pm-5:45pm - Caden Gillard
  • 6:00pm-6:45pm - Parish County Line
  • 7:00pm-7:45pm - Frank Foster
  • 8:00pm-9pm - Drake White
  • 9:00pm - Fireworks Show

There will be VIP tents, a tailgate stage before the festival starts, and there  will be food and other vendors available.

The stage will be set up at the 50-yard line facing the west side (Facing the Press box side of the stadium.)

Tickets range from $75-$100 for seats in the west side bleachers. Floor seats in front of the stage will be $250 and will include a McNeese Athletics Foundation membership.

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