Hogs for the Cause West III
- 6:30 AM - 6:30 AM
- Sep 14-15, 2018
- Crystal Bay Casino
Hogs For The Cause West III
Good Music, Good Eats, and Good Fun all for a Great Cause!
Our annual Hogs for the Cause fundraising event returns Thursday, September 13th through Saturday, September 15th featuring the return of our special guests, the NOLA chefs that make up the Silence of the Hams Crew! For more information, feel free to visit: http://bit.ly/CBCHogs3 and scroll down for details!
Silence of The Hams presents Hogs for the Cause West III;
Supporting the families of pediatric brain cancer patients through Hogs for the Cause Foundation
We kick off the event Thursday, September 13th with NOLA favorite Galactic featuring Erica Falls + after party with Reno favorites Mojo Green in the Red Room!
Tickets are $30; Doors 8PM; Show 9PM (21 and over) and can be purchased online: http://bit.ly/2rBwx3f or through our Box Office, 775.833.6333 ext. 1
• On Friday evening, September 14th at 6:30pm our team of New Orleans celebrity chefs (Silence of the Hams), Chris Montero (Executive Chef of Napoleon House), Jared Ralls (former Executive Chef and partner of La Boca and Primitivo) along with Justin Kennedy (General Manager/Head Chef of Parkway Bakery and Tavern) will be taking over the Crystal Bay Steak & Lobster House for our Hogs for the Cause Gala. Our guest chefs showcase their talents with each preparing a specialty course and paired with fine wine. Prizes will also be raffled off during the multi-coursed dinner. Seating is very limited for this event; tickets are $125 per person; and ages 21 and over only.
Tickets can be purchased online: http://bit.ly/2OUfDXs or through our Box Office, 775.833.6333 ext. 1
• Following Friday evening’s dinner, we will be featuring a special seated show in our Crown Room featuring singer, songwriter and storyteller Todd Snider. Tickets for the special seated general admission show are $27 advance & $32 day of show; Doors 8PM; Show 9PM (21 and over). Our Red Room after party features Blues-Rock guitarist Matthew Curry. Tickets can be purchased online: http://bit.ly/2LNYr4C or through our Box Office, 775.833.6333 ext. 1
• At 1PM Saturday, September 15th, the festivities move outside our own backyard or courtyard rather where our Silence of the Hams crew come together with local chefs and showcase their culinary BBQ creations through some friendly competition. Our chefs will have spent the entire night preparing several different smoked offerings. One menu highlight that will be served is Cochon De Lait, one of Acadiana’s most famous and delectable dishes—marinated, pit roasted young suckling pig thin sliced and served on a po-boy. A staple at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival this dish is not to be missed! In addition to the good eats there will be adult beverages (and beverages for the kiddos), live music from 3PM to 7PM featuring the funk-rock sounds of local faves Jellybread and smooth live hip-hop/jazz from Las Vegas’s The Lique. Also featured is a silent auction with items generously donated from local businesses. Out outdoor BBQ will run from 1Pm to 8PM, admission is free, all ages are welcome and proceeds from the food & drink sales and silent auction all benefit the Hogs for the Cause Foundation.
• On Saturday evening and following the outdoor feasting, we will be capping off our Hogs for the Cause Weekend with a ticketed show in our Crown Room showcasing The Dean Ween Group (of the band Ween)! Tickets are $25 advance and $30 day of show; Doors 8PM; Show 9PM (21 and over). Plus catch the Red Room after party featuring Gene Evaro Jr! Tickets can be purchased online: http://bit.ly/2K3WJvD or through our Box Office, 775.833.6333 ext. 1
Hogs for the Cause is a 501c (3) nonprofit organization that began in 2009, when a group of folks hosted a pig roast in a park to raise money for a boy named Ben Sarrat. Ben had been diagnosed with an incurable form of brain cancer. In that first year, roughly 200 people showed up to watch a pig turn slowly on a spit and raise money to help Ben’s family. Fast-forward a few short years (nine to be exact) and Hogs for the Cause is now one of the largest barbecue competitions and music festivals in the country. Their charitable purpose remains the same: helping families fighting pediatric brain cancer. This past March the New Orleans event drew 80+ teams competing in various barbecue competitions, over 30,000 supporters and raised 1.3 million dollars. Our Silence of the Hams team won first place this year in the Whole Hog competition. 100% of the funds raised are returned as grants to families in need of financial assistance during their struggle. In 2017 Hogs for the Cause West was able to assist two Northern Nevada families through the Renown pediatric oncology department.