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“Giants of Jazz: Art…

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David Hansen's Garden…

Oct 16, 2017
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East of the…

Oct 16, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
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Monday Blues

Oct 16, 2017 - Jan 05, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. Get your live local blues fix with Sean Riley. more

The Historic New…

Oct 16 - 21, 2017
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The Somerton Suitcase…

Oct 16, 2017
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East of the…

Oct 17, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will present East of the Mississippi:… more

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Oct 17, 2017 - Jan 06, 2026
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Oct 18 - Nov 1, 2017
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Dickie Brennan’s…

Oct 18 - 18, 2017
Due to popular demand, Dickie Brennan's Tableau Restaurant and The Historic New… more

The Fountain Lounge…

Oct 18 - Dec 27, 2017
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Heart of the House

Oct 19, 2017 - Jan 08, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. Heart of the House puts the spotlight on House… more

Jazz in the Park

Oct 19 - Nov 2, 2017
Jazz in the Park returns this fall running from September 14th to November… more

Lilith in Loa…

Oct 19, 2017
From Laurel Canyon to the West Village, Nashville to New Orleans, the LOA Bar… more

The Fountain Lounge…

Oct 19 - Nov 18, 2017
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Boo at the Zoo

Oct 20 - 28, 2017
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Boo at the Zoo Presented by Bryan… more

“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Oct 16 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

Hogs For The Cause Sets 2017 Dates & Location Change

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:

Liz Bodet
Hogs for the Cause
504.583.5550
lizbodet@gmail.com

New Orleans, Louisiana- Hogs for the Cause is thrilled to announce its dates and a change in the location for the 2017 charity barbeque cook-off and music festival. The 9th annual event is set for March 30th - April 1, 2017, in its new location at the East Campus of the University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena Grounds on Leon C. Simon Drive. Organizers cite logistics, parking, and festival density in the Mid-City area as main reasons for the location change. "Our teams do so much to support us, that it is important for us to find a site that can support their growth," states Becker Hall, Director and Co-Founder of Hogs for the Cause. "The Lakefront location provides a beautiful, grassy spot right next to Lake Pontchartrain, the paved roads make it easier for the teams to bring in their smokers and other equipment for competition, and there is plenty of lighted secure parking for our patrons." In addition, Hall refers to the historical significance of the Lakefront Arena location as it relates to many New Orleanians-the Pope said Mass there in 1987, Lollapalooza took place there in 1992, and many share good memories of bands playing in the arena over their lifetimes. "City Park has been an incredible partner for the last 6 years, and we thank them for all the extraordinary efforts they have made to help us create and grow our event," commends Hall.

"We are also extremely proud to share the news that we have made contributions of over $1 Million dollars to individuals and hospitals across the South since our inception just over 8 years ago," states Zandy Rainold, Hogs for the Cause Chief Financial Officer. "We have been so successful because our teams have gone above and beyond, our sponsors have come back year after year, and our patrons keep coming back and bringing more and more friends. We couldn't ask for more." As the premier funding source for pediatric brain cancer outreach services in the United States, Hogs for the Cause has distributed grants to over 400 families who have a child being treated for pediatric brain cancer. In addition, Hogs has made the following significant medical donations: a $25,000 contribution to East Tennessee Children's Hospital (ETCH) for the establishment of the Hogs for the Cause Pediatric Oncology Social Services Fund, a $25,000 contribution to the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) for the establishment of the Hogs for the Cause Family and Patient Fund, funding to support the construction of two Stem Cell Recovery rooms as part of a local Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Program, and a $50,000 contribution will be directed to Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center/Children's Healthcare of Atlanta for the establishment of the Hogs for the Cause/"Fox Bros BBQ" Patient Room.

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About Hogs for the Cause:
The purpose of Hogs for the Cause is to provide aid and relief of those variable expenses and economic burdens which families face while their child is being treated for pediatric brain cancer. Currently, Hogs for The Cause operates as the premier funding source for pediatric brain cancer outreach services in the United States and has given grants to over 400 families in need. Hogs for the Cause 2017 is set for March 31 - April 1, 2017. For more information about Hogs for the Cause visit www.hogsforthecause.org.

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