October 4, 2014

The Grove At Patriots Point

Hogs for the Cause Debuts in Charleston

Hate Cancer but love BBQ, Music and some cold beverages with friends? Welcome to the Hogs family! The purpose of Hogs for the Cause is to provide 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 200 families in need in just 6 years and partnered with several hospitals nationally, including MUSC Children's Hospital.

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Volunteers Needed

Volunteers get free admission in exchange for one 4 hour shift. And it's FUN!

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General Admission PassPork The Local Palate Boss Hog (VIP)
Admission to Event
A $7 BBQ plate from all 7 pitmasters and the PorkPourri Booth
Fast access to BBQ thru the PassPork Line
Open Bar
Private Stage viewing area
VIP Access and Dishes served by a host of New Orleans and Charleston Top Chefs (Sean Brock, Ryan Prewitt, Justin Devillier, and Aaron Burgau. Featuring Husk bartender Rod Weaver.)
$30.00 $75 $200
Early Hog Price Limited Qty Limited Qty
Hogs Charleston is a Rain or Shine Event
(11am - 9pm)
Kids Under 10 Enter Free


Drive-By Truckers


Boasting a mix of Southern pride, erudite lyrics, and a muscled three-guitar attack, Drive-By Truckers became one of the most well-respected alternative country-rock acts of the 2000s.

Heartless Bastards


Anchored by the powerful vocals and incisive songwriting of Erika Wennerstrom, the Heartless Bastards are a roots rock band whose tough, emotionally resonant music incorporates elements of blues, hard rock, garage punk and country as filtered through tales of a hardscrabble life lived in the American Midwest.

The Soul Rebels


The Soul Rebels started with an idea shared between founding members Derrick Moss and Lumar LeBlanc – to play the music they loved on the radio in the New Orleans Brass Band tradition that they grew up on. Together with a group of young, like-minded players from all over New Orleans, they formed the Soul Rebels and set out to make their mark on the music they love.

Sol Driven Train


The versatile 6-piece band, based in Charleston, SC, features rotating lead vocalists, and multi-instrumental talent spread across horns, strings, and percussion. Combining rich varieties of American pop and folk music into their own port-town sound, Sol Driven Train has for many years been voted Charleston’s favorite band, and their sound has helped shape their hometown’s musical identity for more than a decade.

Dead 27s


Dead 27s began in 2012 when members from various bands decided to play together at a birthday celebration called Face Funk. The band immediately clicked and was asked to play a Jimi Hendrix tribute show. The show was a huge success and word of mouth quickly spread about this group around Charleston, SC. Dead 27s' sound is described as a Southern blend of rock and soul.

Whiskey Shivers


With upright bass, fiddle, washboard, banjo, guitar, and reasonably priced merchandise, Whiskey Shivers adds a fine layer of grit on top of the hard-driving rhythms of traditional bluegrass. They've been called everything from "trashgrass" to "hardcore roots" to "crazy-assed redneck music" — whatever the words, the meaning is the same: Whiskey Shivers brings the house down.

Band Schedule
11:30Dead 27's
1:00Whiskey Shivers
2:30Sol Driven Train
4:15Soul Rebels
6:00Heartless Bastards
7:30Drive-By Truckers


Rodney Scott

Scott's Bar-B-Que

Scott's Bar-B-Que was founded in 1972 by Ella and Roosevelt "Rosie" Scott in Hemingway, SC. Rosie's uncle taught him the downhome technique of slow cooking whole hogs over a wood-burning pit. The community just couldn't get enough of Rosie's barbecue. After hand crafting his own barbecue pits, Rosie Scott has spent all of his adult life serving some of the best barbecue the Carolinas have to offer.

Jimmy Hagood

Food for the Southern Soul

Under Food for the Southern Soul™, Hagood has combined all his talents in producing and distributing his Blackjack Barbecue and Charleston Favorites product lines. From his Shrimp Sauce and Dry Rubs to Stone-ground Grits, Charleston Gold Rice and Artichoke Relish, Hagood is keeping the tradition of soulful southern food alive

John Haire

Nick's BBQ

Jim ‘N Nick’s started cooking pork “low and slow” in 1985 when Nick, along with his dad Jim, reclaimed an old dry cleaners on Clairmont Avenue in Birmingham, AL where they opened the first Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q. Today, with 30 restaurants in 7 states, Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q has become a Southern institution.

Conyers Family BBQ


Howard Conyers, PhD began manning the family's burn barrel at an early age. He cooked his first hog with his father's assistance at age 11 and has spent the rest of his life pursuing his twin passions of rocket science and traditional South Carolina whole hog barbecue. The Conyers family uses a light tomato sauce on their hog. Well, that and as many hours of low and slow smoke as it takes.

Aaron Siegel

Fiery Ron's Home Team BBQ

Aaron Siegel who is a Culinary Institute of America graduate and has worked at places like Nava in Atlanta (working under Chef Kevin Rathbun), Cache Cache in Aspen and Blossom Café in Charleston. Siegel wanted to take that knowledge and skill and apply it into his love of barbeque and southern fare with the Home Team BBQ brand.

Mark Behr

Sweatman's BBQ

Bub and Margie Sweatman first opened a small bar-b-que place in the town of Holly Hill in 1959. The bar-b-que is cooked fresh every week. Oak and pecan trees are cut and split for the wood burned in the cooking process. The whole hogs are coooked 12-14 hours each night over hot coals from trees prepared during the week. While cooking, they are continuously basted with our secret mustard sauce.

Lynn and Norton Hughes

Shulers Bar-B-Que

Shuler's BBQ is family owned by Lynn and Norton Hughes and family friendly. Best of the Best Carolina Barbeque according to the readers picks of the Dillon Herald every year from 2008 - 2012. Designated "100 Mile Barbeque" by the South Carolina Barbeque Association.


Hogs Charleston will be held at The Grove at Patriots Point.

40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Patriots Point is located along the waterfront in beautiful Charleston Harbor.

Eastbound on I-26 / Northbound on Hwy 17 - Hwy 17N to Mt. Pleasant exit and cross over the Ravenel Bridge, at foot of Bridge, merge right onto Coleman Blvd(703). At first traffic light on Coleman, turn right onto Bud Darby Lane. Follow Bud Darby Lane until it ends and becomes Patriots Point Road.

Southbound on Hwy 17 - Hwy 17S to Mt. Pleasant. Continue on 17S and turn left at traffic light onto McGrath Darby Blvd. Continue straight on McGrath Darby Blvd to next traffic light. Continue straight at traffic light onto Bud DarbyLane. Bud Darby Lane ends and becomes Patriots Point Road.

By Water - You can also reach Patriots Point by water. Charleston Water Taxi runs seasonally. Contact them for taxi schedules and prices. www.charlestonwatertaxi.com


  • Paid parking is available at Patriots Point or …
  • You can park along the fields or …
  • You can take a water taxi or …
  • You can park at Waterfront Park and take our shuttle bus.

VIP Chefs

These chefs will be serving dishes to VIP (Local Palate Boss Hog) ticket holders.

Time Chef Dish
12:00 Ryan Prewitt Cured Wahoo with chiles and yogurt
2:00 Aaron Burgau Fried Catfish with boiled peanut and celery slaw
4:00 Justin Devillier Crispy pan dumplings with smoked pork breast and cane syrup
6:00 Sean Brock Ribs with fermented peaches and peanuts