NEW ORLEANS – Hogs for the Cause has announced a new Friday evening experience to kick off the annual charity event at Plaquemines Parish Government Facility in Belle Chasse, June 4 – 5. “Wings and Bacon Night” welcomes teams to create and sell their unique wing and bacon dishes, as well as serve BBQ samples. “Just Winging It,” presented by Tabasco, offers a friendly chicken wing competition. “Our newest competition gives teams a little room to spread their wings, so to speak,” said Rene Louapre, COO & Co-Founder of Hogs for the Cause. “We are always looking for ways to challenge our teams and make the event more exciting for everyone involved.” Bacon Night, presented by Irpino, Avin, Hawkins Law Firm, in its 4th year since inception, continues to be a competitive precursor to Saturday’s main event. The gates open on Friday at 3:30 p.m. Tickets to Wings & Bacon Night are $69 each.
“We are also excited to announce additional bands are joining us for 2021,” said Becker Hall, executive director and co-founder of Hogs for the Cause. “I think everyone is thrilled about getting back on stage, and we will continue to add more bands as we get closer to the event.” Friday night acts recently added include Anders Osborne, Boyfriend, Early James and Jonathon “Boogie” Long. On Saturday, Stooges Brass Band, Honey Island Swamp Band, Molly Tuttle, and Dragon Smoke will be featured on one of two stages.
Hogs is also adding a payment plan with no ticket fees this year. Attendees can make two payments instead of one for two-day general admission and Friday and Saturday general admission. RFID wristbands serve as the ticket and digital wallet for each patron. Tickets for Hogs for the Cause are on sale now at hogsfest.org.
As safety is the highest priority for Hogs for the Cause, they have implemented measures that exceed all recommended guidelines by state and local health organizations to create a safe environment. Please visit hogsfest.org/safety/ to view all safety and precautionary measures.
2021 Sponsors include Bud Light, Children’s Hospital New Orleans LCMC Health, Michelob Ultra, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Capital One, Blue Plate, Luzianne, Phelps, Scariano Wholesale Food Distribution Service, Irpino Avin Hawkins Law Firm, Hogwash Rose and Boucaner Wine.