2015 Event Cancelled

As the bad weather approaches, we regret that we have made the difficult decision to cancel Hogs for the Cause Charleston, which was set for this Saturday, October 3rd at Patriot’s Point. As difficult as this decision is, when considering current and future predicted weather putting this event on has become an impossibility. We are very disappointed that this year’s event will not take place, but we must take all precautions for the safety of our attendees, competitors, vendors and musicians.

Hogs for the Cause is a 501c(3) organization providing aid and relief of those variable expenses and economic burdens which families face while their child is being treated for pediatric brain cancer, please feel free to consider your pre-sale ticket price a donation to the Cause or we are happy to offer a refund for pre-sale tickets (refund process being developed). We appreciate how the City of Charleston has embraced us and we look forward to future events here.

October 3, 2015

The Grove At Patriots Point


Dr. Dog

The Philadelphia-based Dr. Dog are part of a long tradition of D.I.Y. pop oddballs who blend unapologetic '60s pop worship with lo-fi recording techniques and an apparent disregard for current trends.


Adding a Southern flavor to their love of the indie folk-pop of Ida, Memphis alt-country rockers Lucero have suffered the turbulence that comes with the indie scene, but their story of perseverance and survival is triumphant, so much so that director Aaron Goldman made a film about it.

Nikki Lane

Nikki Lane reinvents the nostalgic sounds of 1960s country music for a modern audience, mixing Southern twang with lush orchestral arrangements and the occasional pop/rock hook.

Fly Golden Eagle

It’s an “only in Nashville” combination that leads to a new sound, a sum that is equally indebted to all of its parts. Fly Golden Eagle has also stepped up to become power players in the emerging, way-beyond-country Nashville scene — they’ve worked extensively with Adrija Tokic, cut music in The Bomb Shelter, and played on some of the most significant albums representing the new Nashville sound, including Benjamin Booker, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Majestico, and Alabama Shakes.

People’s Blues of Richmond

People’s Blues of Richmond brings a carnival like mayhem to their dark, blues infused psychedelia. Their new album, Good Time Suicide, is a study in excess, brimming with ballads of drugs, vice and murder that sonically recall early Led Zeppelin,only weirder and with a modern sheen.

Band Schedule
12:30 - 1:30People’s Blues of Richmond
2:00 - 3:00Fly Golden Eagle
3:30 - 4:45Nikki Lane
5:15 - 6:30Lucero
7:00 - 8:30Dr. Dog


Register Your Team for the Cookoff

Think you can compete? Sign up for the cookoff.

***Hogs will contact each team after submitting a request for entry. Teams wll be selected by the Hogs committee as spots are very limited. Registration fee will be $250. Each team can have up to 10 members. Plot space will be 10'x10' with ample room for smokers behind plot. Categories include: Best overall plate of BBQ (judged by food media and bbq judges), People's Choice (by attendees), Best Sauce, and Fundraising Champion.


Tickets On Sale Now!

General Admission PassPork Boss Hog (VIP)
Admission to Event
A Plate of BBQ from every BBQ Tent (At least 10)
Open Bar
Private Stage viewing area
Private Restroom
$25 $95 $200
Hogs Charleston is a Rain or Shine Event
(11am - 9pm)
Kids Under 10 Enter Free

The Cause

Hogs for the Cause Returns to 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.

Register Your Team for the Cookoff

Think you can compete? Sign up for the cookoff.

Register Team


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.


  • 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.