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Drive-By Truckers will perform at Hogs for the Cause

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  Drive-By Truckers will perform at Hogs for the Cause (www.hogsforthecause.org) at New Orleans City Park's Festival Grounds March 27-28, 2015. The two-day celebration of barbecue and Southern-style pig roasts is a fundraiser to support families and children dealing with pediatric brain cancer. Hogs for the Cause distributed more than $250,000 to charities following its events this year.

  The 2015 music lineup also includes The Wood Brothers, J. Roddy Walston and The Business, Strand of Oaks, Hiss Golden Messenger, Tab Benoit, George Porter Jr. & the Runnin' Pardners and others.

  Discounted advance sales tickets, starting with $30 two-day passes, are available through Jan. 9, 2015 via the organization's website.

  The event will feature 90 teams cooking whole hogs and serving various barbecue and roasted pork dishes. Judges name the best whole hog, pork butt/shoulder and "Porkpourri" dishes.

  Rene Louapre and Becker Hall founded Hogs for the Cause in 2008. They expanded with a second Hogs for the Cause barbecue and music festival in Charleston, South Carolina.

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