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“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Oct 21 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

Amazing Scavenger…

Oct 21, 2017 - Jul 03, 2027
Turn New Orleans into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt… more

Backyard Grooves

Oct 21, 2017 - Jan 10, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages.   more

Boo at the Zoo

Oct 21 - 28, 2017
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Boo at the Zoo Presented by Bryan… more

Bruno Mars: 24K Magic…

Oct 21 - 21, 2017
Join us for Grammy Award winner and world-renowned, multi-platinum selling… more

Dim Sum Brunch at…

Oct 21, 2017
Sister to Gulotta’s acclaimed MOPHO, Maypop located in downtown’s… more

Double Dose

Oct 21, 2017 - Jan 10, 2026
ActionActionReaction and friends keep the dance floor energized with mixes of… more

East of the…

Oct 21, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will present East of the Mississippi:… more

East of the…

Oct 21, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will present East of the Mississippi:… more

Houmas House Presents…

Oct 21 - 31, 2017
For the month of October, there will be a 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm haunted tour.… more

Krewe of BOO! Parade…

Oct 21 - 21, 2017
This spooktacular Halloween event is unlike any other parade in the world and… more

Magazine St. Art…

Oct 21, 2017
Magazine St. Art Market is a unique way to experience the best of our local… more

Mahalia Jackson…

Oct 21 - 21, 2017
Join us at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for Ballet Hispanico! Led by… more

NOLA Cochon de Lait…

Oct 21 - 21, 2017
The First Annual NOLA Cochon de Lait Festival will take place on October 21,… more

NOLA Mac n Cheese…

Oct 21 - 21, 2017
Join us for the 1st Annual Mac N Cheese Fest. The inaugural Festival will… more

Oktoberfest NOLA

Oct 21 - 21, 2017
Cost $8 - children 12 and under free - tickets available at gate … more

Saenger Theatre…

Oct 21 - 28, 2017
Plan your escape to the new musical comedy getaway ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE!… more

The Fountain Lounge…

Oct 21 - Nov 18, 2017
Join us for Amanda Ducorbier at the Fountain Lounge in the Roosevelt Hotel.… more

The Historic New…

Oct 21 - 21, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection's Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for… more

The House of Groove

Oct 21, 2017
The House of Groove is a House Party and a live improvised musical journey… more

“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Oct 21 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

Hogs For the Cause 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:
Liz Bodet
lizbodet@gmail.com
504.583.5550

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; and to provide funding to pediatric brain cancer outreach services. 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.

THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 6PM, UNO LAKEFRONT ARENA
HOGWAII LUAU GALA DINNER

The Link Restaurant Group returns to curate the Hogs for the Cause Gala Dinner. This year's theme is Luau! The Best Lei'd Plans in New Orleans. The event begins at 6pm with cocktails from Cure, Cane & Table, and Cafe Henri, and dinner will follow with music, cocktails, and wines from Neat Wines. A silent auction packed with fantastic prizes, and some surprises are in store for attendees. Tickets are $200, and tables are available for $2000 which includes eight seats at the dinner, two Weekend Boss Hog Access passes, and logo on dinner materials.

FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 3:30PM UNTIL 11PM
UNO LAKEFRONT ARENA GROUNDS

The $25 online admission into the main yard allows guests an opportunity to mingle with the pitmasters and teams. For $50, guests receive a general admission ticket and 1 hour early admission with free beer during that hour only. Friday Boss Hog tickets are $160 each and include admission and access to Boss Hog Tent with open bar and private restrooms, as well as private stage viewing, and $45 in Hoggy Dollars. Hogtails, beer, wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase. Guests will also enjoy food from vendors. While teams are not required to sell BBQ on Friday night, the ‘Que will be abundant.

Friday Night Music Lineup:
Local talent and regional favorites will be featured on three stages.

NOLA BREWING STAGE
4:30PM Los Coast
6:00PM The London Souls
8:00PM Chris Robsinson Brotherhood

BLUE PLATE - LUZIANNE STAGE
4:45PM Motel Radio
6:15PM Futurebirds
7:45PM Seratones

PHELPS DUNBAR STAGE
4:00PM Elysian Feel
5:30PM Naughty Professor
6:45PM Good Enough for Good Times

SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 11:30AM, UNO LAKEFRONT ARENA GROUNDS
The Ben Sarrat, Jr. Cookoff presented by Children's Hospital of New Orleans

Saturday Music Lineup:
Local talent and regional favorites will be featured on three stages.

NOLA BREWING STAGE
12:30PM Aaron Lee Tasjan
2:00PM Fruit Bats
3:45PM Shovels and Rope
6:00PM Railroad Earth
7:45PM Awards

BLUE PLATE - LUZIANNE STAGE
12:30PM Colin Lake
2:15PM New Breed Brass Band
4:00PM Marcus King Band
5:45PM George Porter Jr.

PHELPS DUNBAR STAGE
12:00PM Caamp
1:30PM Los Colognes
3:15PM River Whyless
5:00PM Escondido

90 teams of BBQ competitors, comprised of a mix of some of the region's top chefs, professional BBQ teams and backyard cooking fanatics, will compete for the Ben Sarrat, Jr. Cookoff Grand Champion Title. The Grand Champion is chosen from the top teams in the Whole Hog, Ribs, Pork Butt/Shoulder, Porkpourri (anything pork), and Fundraising divisions. There are also awards for Best Sauce, Best Side presented by Blue Plate Mayonnaise, Fundraising Champion, Best Friday Night Party, and the patron's pick for Fan Favorite. Patrons may sample food from every team for donations. Bring your appetite and your favorite fork!

  • Daily general admission tickets are $25 each, in advance.
  • Saturday general admission, plus "Hoggy Hour" tickets are $50 each and include 1-hour early admission with free beer during that hour only.
  • Saturday Boss Hog tickets are $210 each and include admission and access to Boss Hog Tent with open bar and private restrooms, as well as private stage viewing, and $45 in Hoggy Dollars.
  • 2-Day Boss Hog pass is $310 and includes admission on both Friday and Saturday, access to Boss Hog Tent with open bar and private restrooms, as well as private stage viewing.
  • Saturday Food Judge tickets are available for $50 each and include admission, as well as a guarantee of judging a minimum of two food categories in the Cookoff. 

 

SPONSORS

 

  • Children's Hospital of New Orleans
  • Phelps Dunbar
  • NOLA Brewing Co.
  • Cathead Vodka
  • Bristow Gin
  • New Orleans
  • Tourism Marketing Corp.
  • Rougaroux Rum
  • Nueske's
  • Neat Wines
  • Jack Daniel's
  • Irpino Avin Hawkins Law Firm
  • Bryan Subaru
  • Luzianne
  • Blue Plate Mayonnaise
  • Link Restaurant Group
  • Reign Creative
  • THINKA Design
  • Whitney Bank
  • Regions Bank
  • Yeti
  • Orleans Coffee 

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