Hogs For The Cause 2016: Greensky Bluegrass, Shovels & Rope, Twiddle + MORE December 8, 2015 15:04

Hogs For The Cause has released it's lineup for 2016.  The seventh annual New Orleans-based barbecue competition/music festival will be held in New Orleans on April 1st-2nd, 2016 and will feature Greensky Bluegrass, Shovels & Rope, Deer Tick, Twiddle, Dragon Smoke, Tab Benoit, American Aquarium, The Deslondes, Kristen Diable, Phil Cook, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Great Peacock, Sweet Crude, Luke Winslow-King Electric Trio, and Motel Radio.

Hogs for the Cause is a non-profit, annual fundraising barbecue competition and music festival that raises money for families with children fighting pediatric brain cancer. We raise money through ticket sales, direct donations, food sales, sponsorships, and fundraising efforts spearheaded by teams in the barbecue competition.

Every year, more teams (90 at last count) compete to claim the Ben Sarrat Jr. High on the Hog Grand Champion title. The competition is fierce, and the winners claim bragging rights not only in barbecue mastery, but more importantly, fundraising prowess. Teams are a motley mix of some of the region’s best chefs, professional barbecue teams from around the country, and backyard barbecue fanatics, and all teams sell food to the public to raise money for the Cause. Winners are declared in seven categories: Whole Hog, Ribs, Pork Butt/Shoulder, Porkpourri, Sauce, Fan Favorite, and Fundraising Champion.

For more details and ticket info, head over to the Hogs For The Cause Official Website!