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Hogs for the Cause

  • 6801 Franklin Ave, New Orleans, LA 70122
  • 6801 Franklin Ave, New Orleans, LA 70122
  • 6801 Franklin Ave
    New Orleans, LA 70122
  • Presented By Hogs for the Cause
  • Dates 03/27/2020 - 03/28/2020
  • Recurrence Recurring daily
  • Location UNO Lakefront Arena
  • Time See official website for event times
  • Price $30-$699

Hogs for the Cause  2020 | New Orleans 

Pig out for a purpose at the 12th annual Hogs for the Cause. This massive BBQ festival hosted at the UNO Lakefront Arena is all about BBQ, bands and of course, the cause. This two- day fest features live music, all you can eat BBQ and an exlsucie night dedicated to bacon!

Hogs for the Cause 2020 is March 27+28 at the UNO Lakefront Arena.

Hogs for the Cause Vendors

The Hogs for the Cause vendor lineup is always a healthy balance between part-time pitmasters competing for one of the coveted hogs awards along with a mixture of notable, local BBQ restaurants. 

This year’s festival will feature 90 teams serving deliciously over-the-top, pork-inspired dishes and desserts. A few buzzworthy bites from last year included bacon beignets, Boudin Burrito, BBQ Eggrolls, Pork Rind Nachos and much more. 

Not a pork eater? Not a problem! There are a number of Hogs vendors that offer non-pork delicacies like BBQ chicken wings, brisket, savory sides and sweet desserts. There’s even a handful of vegan-friendly options available each year. 

Stay tuned for the 2020 lineup of vendors and their featured menus.

Hogs for the Cause Music Lineup

Of course, the BBQ is a focal point of Hogs for the Cause, but the bands and beats are just as important. Devour delicious BBQ while enjoying the sounds of live music throughout the day. Check out this year’s lineup of awesome artists below:


Robert Randolph and the Family Band 

featuring The Soul Rebels and 

Brandon ‘Taz’ Niederauer


Ghost Light

Illiterate Light

Boy Named Banjo

The Iceman Special


Jank Setup

Juno Dunes


Old Crow Medicine Show

Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram

Paul Cauthen

Charley Crockett

Kelsey Waldon

Sweet Crude

The Commonheart

Free Agents Brass Band

Dalton Wayne and the Warmadillos

Dave Jordan & the NIA

Hogs for the Cause Tickets

Whether you’re a full-blown BBQ fanatic or just looking for something fun to this spring, there’s a Hogs for the Cause ticket option fit perfectly for you.  

General Admission

Gets you in Hogs for the Cause with access to the 90+ vendors and 20+ musical acts. Food and drinks purchased separately. 

GA 2-Day - $55

Friday GA - $30

Saturday GA - $30

Boss Hog VIP 

In addition to the GA access, Boss Hog VIPs will receive complimentary alcohol, private restrooms, frontstage viewing and re-entry privileges.  

Boss Hog VIP 2-Day - $349 (includes $75 pre-loaded wristbands for food + drink)

Boss Hog Friday - $199 (includes $40 pre-loaded wristbands for food + drink)

Boss Hog Saturday - $199 (includes $40 pre-loaded wristbands for food + drink)

Goin’ Ham Super VIP

The ultimate Hogs for the Cause experience. You’ll receive everything mentioned above in addition to exclusive premium parking, free Hogs merchandise, stand on stage privileges, Hogs judging privileges, A Hogs Wristband with $100 Pre-Loaded to spend at the fest. 

Goin’ Ham 2-Day VIP Pass - $699 

Judges Passes

Play your part in naming the 2020 Hogs for the Cause champions with a judging pass. These tickets include all general admission amenities plus judging privileges. 

Judging Pass 2-Day - $90

Friday Judging Pass - $50

Saturday Judging Pass - $50

The Cause

While the BBQ is delicious and the music is fun, it is the cause that reigns supreme at Hogs for the Cause. Hogs for the Cause is a 501c(3) organization that supports families fighting pediatric brain cancer. If you’re unable to attend the fest but still interested in donating, visit HERE for more information. 

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