NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Hogs for the Cause announced its initial music lineup for its 12th annual fundraising event on March 27-28. The headliners for the 2020 event at the UNO Lakefront Arena fields include Old Crow Medicine Show, a multi-Grammy award-winning, Americana string band best known for “Wagon Wheel,” a Bob Dylan composition front man Ketch Secor helped embellish; as well as pedal steel virtuoso Robert Randolph (Robert Randolph & The Family Band Grammy Award nominee for Best Contemporary Blues Album) featuring The Soul Rebels and Brandon ‘Taz’ Niederauer. Other notable artists include Yola, a singer-songwriter nominated for four 2020 Grammy Awards including Best New Artist, Best American Roots Performance, Best American Roots Song, and Best Americana Album; Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram, a versatile blues prodigy who has shared the stage with legend Buddy Guy and is also nominated for a Grammy Award this year Best Traditional Blues Album; and Paul Cauthen, an acclaimed Texas-based, roots rock songwriter; and many more. Over 20 artists will appear at this year’s festival, with more to be announced in the new year. The bands will play alongside nearly 90 barbecue teams serving mouth-watering BBQ and vying for title of Grand Champion.
“We began working on this lineup before Hogs 2019 ended last year, and we are beyond excited to announce it. With so many Grammy award-winning and nominated artists on our stages, this is undoubtably the most acclaimed Hogs lineup yet,” said Becker Hall, co-founder and chief executive officer of Hogs for the Cause. “This year we can’t wait to host crowds from across the country and show them what Hogs is all about.”
“Each year our event grows, bringing in more people and more fundraising teams, which in turn increases the grant money we are able to disperse,” said Rene Louapre, co-founder and chief operating officer. “When this started 12 years ago, we never dreamt we would help over 1000 families in need. It is a testament to the real generosity of our teams and attendees. We cannot thank them enough.”
Three stages including the Michelob Ultra and Blue Plate/Luzianne stages will welcome the Hogs for the Cause 2020 music lineup (as of December 11):
- Old Crow Medicine Show
- Robert Randolph and the Family Band feat The Soul Rebels and Taz Niederauer
- Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram
- Paul Cauthen
- Ghost Light
- Charley Crockett
- Illiterate Light
- Kelsey Waldon
- Sweet Crude
- The Commonheart
- Boy Named Banjo
- The Iceman Special
- Free Agents Brass Band
- Dalton Wayne and the Warmadillos
- Jank Setup
- Dave Jordan & the NIA
- Juno Dunes
- Plus more to be announced
A limited number of specially-priced, $45 two-day, general admission tickets will go on sale Friday, December 13 at 10 a.m. CST on the Hogs for the Cause website. Regular priced tickets will go on sale afterwards.
The 2020 Hogs for the Cause sponsors include: Children’s Hospital, Michelob Ultra, Tito’s Vodka, Bulleit Frontier Whiskey, Don Julio Tequila, Seagrams 7, Urban South Brewery, Blue Plate Mayonnaise, Luzianne Tea, White Claw, Nueskes, Boucaner Wine and media partner WWL TV.