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Hogs for the Cause Announces Music Lineup

Hogs for the Cause, lauded as the best barbeque festival this side of the Mississippi, marks its tenth annual event on March 23-24, 2018, with an exciting lineup of bands.

Headliners for the 2018 event at the UNO Lakefront Arena fields include: N.M.O. (North Mississippi Osborne), the collaboration of Anders Osborne and North Mississippi Allstars; American country music group Turnpike Troubadours, whose recent album reached #1 on both the US Indie chart and the US Folk chart; Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, regarded as one of the best live bands in the universe; Grammy Award winning bluegrass band The SteelDrivers; and Tyler Childers, whose first full-length album produced by Sturgill Simpson, instantly became a contender for Roots Record of the Year. Director and Co-Founder of Hogs for the Cause Becker Hall stated, “I’m proud to say we have gathered together the best in Americana music this year, from Grammy nominated and award winning bands to chart toppers in several categories to legendary New Orleans bands.” The annual three-day fundraising event, featuring nationally recognized musical talent alongside amateur and professional BBQ competitors, will debut the Phelps Dunbar Tent, an enormous Oktoberfest-style tent with thirty craft-beer taps and music, in addition to the Bud Light Stage and Blue Plate-Luzianne Stage which will welcome the full music lineup of top billed bands, as well as other Americana favorites.

Hogs for the Cause 2018 Music Lineup:

N.M.O. (North Mississippi Osborne)
Turnpike Troubadours
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
The SteelDrivers
Tyler Childers
Son Little
The Band of Heathens
Samantha Fish

This year the Hogs organization is going cashless and is introducing RFID wristbands. “We’re very excited to get away from the wooden nickels and move towards a more convenient system for our patrons and vendors,” states Hall. “And the wristband will make for a great memento after the event.”

The 2018 Hogs for the Cause sponsors include: Children’s Hospital, Bud Light, Blue Plate Real Mayonnaise, Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, Capital One, Tabasco, Titos Vodka, Jack Daniels, Nueskes Bacon, Luzianne Iced Tea, Bristow Gin, Link Restaurant Group, and WWL-TV.

Tickets are now on sale at

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