Hogs for the Cause is excited to announce a new experience this year—Nueske’s Bacon Night. When the gates open on Friday night of Hogs for the Cause 2018, March 23rd at the UNO Lakefront Arena grounds, bacon will be on the menu. Our 85 teams will craft bacon-centric dishes to be sold, with all proceeds going to the aid and relief of families whose children are being treated for pediatric brain cancer. Tickets to Nueske’s Bacon Night are $25.
“Our patrons have begged for bacon, and why not, it’s definitely a crave-worthy part of the pig, so we are bringing it,” states Becker Hall, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Hogs for the Cause. “Bacon Night will be like bacon-palooza—our teams are excited to add another level of competition to their game, and our guests will be blown away with the dishes they have created.” Guests can expect everything from Captain Porkenheimer’s Bacon and Pulled Pork Mac ‘N Cheese, Fatbacks’ Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapeños, and Hoggystyle’s Buffalo Bacon Mofongo Boulettes to March of the Pigs’ Tandoori Bacon and Paneer Samosa with Chutney, Sweet Swine ‘O Mine’s Frosted Bacon Rice Krispy Treat, and Swineaux’s Bacon Bomb and Brownie Bacon Sundae.
While food is the foundation of Hogs for the Cause, music is what builds it up. This year Hogs welcomes a full lineup of top-billed bands and Americana favorites. The Friday lineup includes: N.M.O. (North Mississippi Osborne), Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Spafford, The Band of Heathens, Sweet Spirit, Iko Allstars, Maggie Koerner, Stoop Kids, and Khris Royal & Dark Matter. Saturday bands include: Turnpike Troubadours, The SteelDrivers, Tyler Childers, Son Little, Banners, Mipso, Samantha Fish, Blackfoot Gypsies, The Artisanals, Cordovas, Jonathon ‘Boogie’ Long, and Hot 8 Brass Band.
Hogs for the Cause has upgraded to RFID wristbands this year. The RFID wristband serves as the ticket and digital wallet for each patron. Tickets are on sale now on the Hogs for the Cause website (www.hogsforthecause.org).
Two-day general admission passes for both Friday and Saturday are available for $49; single-day, general admission tickets are $25 each, in advance. New this year, two-day general admission tickets, preloaded with $45 in “Hoggy Dollars,” are available for $79. The 2-Day Boss Hog pass is $349 and includes admission on both Friday and Saturday, access to Boss Hog Tent with open bar and private restrooms, $90 pre-loaded to the wristband, as well as private front stage viewing. For the ultimate music fan, Hogs for the Cause is offering Friday Side Stage tickets and Saturday Side Stage tickets for $500 per day. This special ticket includes admission, $45 pre-loaded wristband, access to Boss Hog Tent with open bar and private restrooms, as well as private on-stage side viewing and private front stage viewing.
2018 Sponsors include: Children’s Hospital, Capital One, Bud Light, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Blue, Plate Mayonnaise, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corp., Phelps Dunbar, Luzianne, Tabasco, Bristow Gin, Nueske’s, Jack Daniel’s, Neat Wines, Urban South, Parish Brewing Co., Port Orleans Brewing Co., Irpino Avin Hawkins Law Firm, Link Restaurant Group, WWL-TV, Reign Creative Co.
Now, this is a-lotta bacon! Here are the 85 bacon dishes you’ll find on Nueske’s Bacon Night:
6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon: Pork et Fours Aporkalypse Now: Bacon S’Mores Beers Fly When Pigs Die: PB&J Blue Oak BBQ: Nueske’s Al Pastor Taco Born to Grill: Candy Apple Bacon Captain Porkenheimer: Bacon and Pulled Pork Mac N Cheese Central City BBQ: Bacon Me Crazy Chew Forks Farms: Bacon Pimento Grilled Cheese Company Burger: BLT Crazy Jeff’s BBQ Bungalow: Bacon Cubes coated in Funnel Cake Batter Dangerous Rinds: Bacon Bombs David HasselHogs: Bayconwatch Deadpork: Bacon S’Mores & A Bacon Flight DeSwine Intervention: Bacon Shrimp Billycado & il Sindaco Deuce Pigalow Pork Gigolo: Bacon and Boudin Po Boy Druids BBQ: Swine Apple Dudley DeBosier Pit Masters: Smoked Candied Beer-Battered Deep Fried Bacon Strips Dustin Braud State Farm: Bacon, Pork, Sausage Jambalaya Engineered Pork: Bacon “Twins Fajita” Fat Harry’s Fat Backs: Hawaiian Bacon French Toast Fatbacks: Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapeños Famous on #instaham: Chicken Fried Bacon Fleur de Que:Baby Bacon Bocadillo Fox Bros Bar-B-Q: Bacon Yakamein Frey Smoked Meat Co: Bacon Pepper Jack Mac and Cheese Tots Gootee Que: Boudin BLT Meat Pie & Carolina-style Artisan Three Cheese Tomato Pie Hair of the Hog: Bacon Gougeres with Bermuda Bacon Jam HAMmered: Pimento Stuffed Jalapeño Peppers Wrapped in Bacon Hog Dat Nation:Pancake Battered Bacon Corn Dog Hoggystyle: Buffalo Bacon Mofongo Boulettes Hogjammin’: Bacon Bourbon Pate’ Hogtoberfest: Hogtoberbacon House of Hogs: Bacon Wrapped Dog with Beer Bacon Cheese Sauce Hupigs: Bliss Sticks and Bacon and Gruyere Toutiere Irish Brew BBQ: Bacon Bread Pudding Lard and in Charge: Herzinfarkt Pig Slayer: Jalapeño Sausage Stuffed Bacon Magnum PIG: The Higgins Make Pork Great Again: Honeysuckle Vodka Glazed Pork Belly March of the Pigs: Tandoori Bacon Mazant National: Creamy Grits Topped with a Ring of Crispy Candied Bacon Messi Swine: Bacancy Moe’s Original Bar B Que: Elvis Pie Mr. Pig Stuff: Figgy Piggy Apple Fritters, Bacon Maple and Bourbon Ice Cream, 3 Little Pigs Mr. Pigglesworth:Fireball Pork Belly Bites MS Bacon Association:Pork Belly Corn Dogs, World Famous Cracklin’ Nachos, Bacon Nuts, Bacon Pimento Cheese & Pork Belly Quesadillas, Bacon Brisket Bites New Orleans Harley Davidson: The Pink Floyd Notorious PIG: Sweet Lil’ Pigs Pig Latin: Pork Belly Bacon Chocolate Chunk Cookies Piggy Stardust: Surf & Turf Mac-N-Cheese Pigzani & Hogsociates: Bacon Jambalaya Pork Fiction: NOLA Bacon Cones Pork Funk All Stars: Piggy and Peanut Bon Bon Porkchopitoulas: Kung Pao Bacon, The Elvis Pudding PorKings: Paprika Kissed Bacon Cream Cheese Jalapeño Poppers Porkitecture: Maple Bourbon Candied Bacon Reel Smokin: Candied Bacon Bites Refined Smoke: Bacon Wrapped Pork Belly Burnt Ends Rugaroux Q: Shrimp with Bacon Glaze, Bacon with Pimento Cheese Sriracha Spread on Sourdough Silence of Da Hams: Oyster and Nueske’s Bacon en Brochette Salad Sir-Pork-A-Lot: Bourbon Pecan Praline Bacon King Cake Smoke Dem if You Got Dem: Candied Bacon & Angels on Horseback Smokey & The Bacon: Bacon & Collard Bunny Bread Taquito Smokey Ridge BBQ: Bacon Jam Grilled Cheese Sport Porkin’: BLTP Sandwich Stand Up And Snout: New Orleans Hot Bacon Sweet Swine O Mine: Frosted Bacon Rice Krispies Swig & Swine: Grilled Nueske’s Bacon Wrapped Smoked Duck Popper Swine and Dine: BBQ Pulled Pork Bacon Jalapeño John Poppers Swine Krewe: Bacon Maple Donut Swine Spectators: Date with a Pig Swine with Swagger: Bacnewton, Bacon Stuffed Cinnamon Roll, S’mores Bacon, Candied Bacon Swineaux: The Bacon Bomb Swinel Richie: Bacon Wrapped and Chipotle Glazed Glorious SPAM Swines & Steins: Pork Belly Stella Tailgate Tigers: Tailgate Bacon The Barbacoa Brotherhood: The Nueskedilla The Boars Nest: Oink Doinks The Mansura Candidate: Bacon Sliders The Pig Lebowski: Bacon French Sandos The Porkyard: “Da’ Smokey Poke” Bacon Poke Bowl The Presumptuous Pigs: Tequila Maple and Lime Glazed Pork Belly Ubon’s BBQ of Yazoo: Belly Bomb Wet Wet: Bacon Crawfish Slow Roasted Tomato Leek Mac and Cheese
Hogs for the Cause is a 501c(3) organization that provides aid and relief of those variable expenses and economic burdens which families face while their child is being treated for pediatric brain cancer. Currently, Hogs for the Cause operates as the premier funding source for pediatric brain cancer outreach services in the United States and has given grants to over 400 families in need, and has made financial contributions to children’s hospitals in New Orleans, South Carolina and Atlanta.