NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Hogs for the Cause announced its initial music lineup for its 15th-anniversary fundraising event on March 31-April 1, 2023. The headliners for the 2023 event at the UNO Lakefront Arena festival grounds include Alabama’s electrifying soul powerhouse St. Paul and the Broken Bones, who have shared the stage with The Rolling Stones, Lizzo, The Black Pumas and played every renowned music festival from Coachella to Glastonbury, and The Devon Allman Project featuring JoJo Hermann of Widespread Panic with special guests George Porter, Jr. and Anders Osborne. Devon Allman, Blues Music Award winner and son of Allman Brother’s Band co-founder Gregg Allman, leads the six-piece world-class band. Other notable artists include Charles Wesley Godwin, Bartees Strange, Shinyribs, The Sheepdogs, The Heavy Heavy, The Wilder Blue, and Ian Noe. Over two dozen artists will appear at this year’s festival, playing alongside nearly 90 barbecue teams serving mouth-watering BBQ and vying for the title of Grand Champion. Specially priced 2-Day tickets are now available online at HogsFest.org. With a very limited number of tickets at this special price, they are expected to sell out.

“We work hard to bring the best of the best each year, and 2023 will be no different,” said Becker Hall, co-founder and chief executive officer of Hogs for the Cause. “We are so excited to announce this year’s Hogs lineup. With award-winning artists, nationally acclaimed musicians, and local and regional favorites, it’s no wonder Hogs has exploded into a music festival to rival the best.”

“As our event grows each year, so too does our ability to provide more funding for those families in need,” said Rene Louapre, co-founder and chief operating officer. “Beyond the main Hogs event, our teams raise money throughout the year at grassroots events in their hometowns and beyond. Without them, we would not have had a record-breaking year in 2022. We thank them from the bottom of our hearts.”

Three stages, including the Phelps Stage, will welcome the Hogs for the Cause 2023 music lineup (as of Dec. 2):

·       St. Paul and the Broken Bones
·       The Devon Allman Project featuring JoJo Hermann of Widespread Panic with special guests George Porter, Jr. & Anders Osborne
·       Charles Wesley Godwin
·       Bartees Strange
·       Shinyribs
·       The Sheepdogs
·       The Heavy Heavy
·       The Wilder Blue
·       Ian Noe
·       The Deslondes
·       Daniel Donato’s Cosmic Country
·       Jackie Venson
·       J and the Causeways
·       Zach Person
·       Tomar and the FCS
·       Andrew Duhon
·       Nolan Potter’s Nightmare Band
·       The Stooges Brass Band
·       Watson
·       Zita
·       Dark Side of the Swamp: Honey Island Swamp Band with Mike Dillon and the Darkside Horns


The 2023 event sponsors include Children’s Hospital New Orleans, Tito’s Vodka, Bulleit Whiskey, Phelps, Aetna, Baldwin Subaru, Gulf Coast Bank & Trust, Capital One, Irpina Avin and Hawkins, and Boucaner Specially priced 2-Day tickets are available now at HogsFest.org. Single-day tickets will go on sale soon.