Advocate Staff photo by SOPHIA GERMER - The annual Hogs for the Cause fundraiser takes place at the UNO Lakefront in New Orleans, Friday, March 31, 2017. The event benefits families fighting pediatric brain cancer.

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 ( 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.