Home Team BBQ is proud to be a part of Hogs for the Cause Charleston's first annual music and food event in Charleston. The Charleston Hogs fundraiser will take place on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at The Grove at Patriots Point; gates open at 11AM. “We are excited to bring Hogs for the Cause to Charleston, a place that is near and dear to me,” states Becker Hall, University of South Carolina graduate and Co-Founder and Executive Director of Hogs for the Cause. “Our line up of bands is second to none and we’ve secured the finest pitmasters in the South to entertain attendees for the whole day.”
The music lineup featured on the Cathead Vodka Stage includes popular Southern rock band Drive-By Truckers, Austin-based rock ‘n’ roll group Heartless Bastards, Soul Rebels Brass Band hailing from New Orleans, bluegrass newcomer Whiskey Shivers, and Charleston’s own Sol Driven Train and Dead 27s. While the bands keep the stage hot, it’s the pitmasters that add spice to the day. Rodney Scott (Scott’s Bar-B-Que, Hemingway, SC), Jimmy Hagood (Food for the Southern Soul), John Haire (Nick’s BBQ), Conyers Family BBQ (Manning, SC), Aaron Siegel (Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ), Mark Behr (Sweatman’s BBQ, Holly Hill, SC), and Lynn and Norton Hughes (Shuler’s Bar-B-Que, Latta, SC) will serve up the South’s best barbeque for a cause.
Tickets for the event are on sale now at www.hogscharleston.org. The early bird “Hog” general admission tickets, available in limited supply, are $30 each. Pork samples are an additional $7 per portion. The “PassPork” (think of it as a prepaid Visa--pun intended) is $75, which includes admission, a sample dish from all eight vendors, and access to the PassPork line which gets faster service. The “Local Palate VIP” ticket for $200 gives all of the benefits of the “PassPork” ticket, as well as an open bar with Husk restaurant bartender Rod Weaver crafting cocktails throughout the day, specialty dishes served by a group of visiting chefs, and use of a private restroom. Visiting chefs include New Orleans chefs Justin Devillier (Executive Chef of La Petite Grocery, James Beard Award finalist for Best Chef: South, and Bravo TV Top Chef Contestant Season 11), Aaron Burgau (Executive Chef of Patois), and Ryan Prewitt (executive Chef of Pêche, James Beard Award winner of Best Chef: South, and James Beard Award winner for Best New Restaurant), as well as Sean Brock from Charleston (Executive Chef of Husk, James Beard Award winner of Best Chef: Southeast, and a James Beard Award finalist for Outstanding Chef). A very limited number of “Local Palate VIP” tickets will be sold on a first come-first served basis.
Hogs for the Cause Charleston is an excellent opportunity for families to come out and have a great time, listen to music and taste some of the best barbeque around,” states Rene Louapre, Hogs for the Cause Co-Founder. “The fact that its for a good cause makes it the best ticket in town.”
Hogs for the Cause is a 501(c)(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—which has partnered with several hospitals nationally, including MUSC Children’s Hospital—operates as the premier funding source for pediatric brain cancer outreach services in the United States and has given grants to over 200 families in need in just six years.
For more information about Hogs Charleston visit the website at www.hogscharleston.org. For more information about Hogs for the Cause visit www.hogsforthecause.org.