Hogs for the Cause, the March 23-24 barbecue cookoff, has announced a lineup of two dozen bands on three stages for this year's event.

The event, a fund-raiser for pediatric brain cancer, takes place at the UNO Lakefront Arena Grounds. 

The lineup is: 


Bud Light Stage

5:30-6:30 p.m.: Sweet Spirit

7-8:30 p.m.: The Band of Heathens

9-10:30 p.m.: N.M.O. (North Mississippi Osborne)

Blue Plate-Luzianne Stage

5-6 p.m.: Iko Allstars

6:30-7:45 p.m.: Spafford

8:15-9:45 p.m.: Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe

Phelps Dunbar Tent 

6-7:15 p.m.: Khris Royal & Dark Matter

7:45- 9 p.m.: Maggie Koerner

9:30-10:45 p.m.: Stoop Kids


Bud Light Stage

12:30-1:30 p.m.: The Artisanals

2-3 p.m.: Banners

3:45-5:15 p.m.: Tyler Childers

6-7:30 p.m.: Turnpike Troubadours

7:45-8:45 p.m.: Awards

Blue Plate-Luzianne Stage

12:30-1:45 p.m.: Cordovas

2:15-3:30 p.m.: Mipso

4-5:15 p.m.: Son Little

5:45-7 p.m.: The SteelDrivers

Phelps Dunbar Stage (Tent)

Noon-1 p.m.: Hot 8 Brass Band

1:30-2:45 p.m.: Jonathon ‘Boogie’ Long

3:15-4:30 p.m.: Blackfoot Gypsies

5-6:30 p.m.: Samantha Fish

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.  

Hogs for the Cause raises money to help families of children being treated for pediatric brain cancer.