Proceeds from the event will benefit NephCure Kidney International
TAMPA, FL (August 1, 2016) – On Saturday, October 22, 2016, more than 7,000 barbecue and music fans will converge on Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park for the sixth annual Tampa Pig Jig, presented by USAmeriBank and RIPA & Associates. The fundraiser, which has become a Tampa staple, will include live music from award-winning artists, games, a silent auction, and delicious food and drinks. The Tampa Pig Jig donates all proceeds from the event to NephCure Kidney International (NephCure), the only non-profit organization committed exclusively to finding a cure for the debilitating kidney disease, FSGS (Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis).
This year’s Tampa Pig Jig features an impressive music lineup with Tampa-native, Allen Hunt; Carson McHone, The Weeks and A Thousand Horses. Headlining in 2016 is O.A.R. – a group renowned for its intense, vibrant live shows, including selling out Madison Square Garden twice. With No. 1 hits like “Shattered (Turn the Car Around)” this is sure to be Pig Jig’s biggest show yet! “The 2016 Pig Jig lineup is the best yet and features incredible talent from multiple genres. We have worked hard to bring in bands that will excite a wide range of attendees while putting on a fantastic show.” said Chris LaFace, Tampa Pig Jig Board Member.
General Admission Concert tickets are $30 online in advance, $40 day of event; children 12 and under are free. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $150 and include entry into the event, along with the VIP tent where patrons will enjoy complimentary food, beer and wine. For more information or to view sponsorship opportunities, become a volunteer or purchase tickets, please visit www.tampapigjig.com.
About Tampa Pig Jig on the River
The Tampa Pig Jig is an annual fundraiser event hosted on downtown Tampa’s beautiful waterfront featuring live music, great food, a corporate BBQ competition, drinks and games. The event benefits NephCure Kidney International, the only non-profit organization committed to supporting research, improving treatment and finding a cure for the debilitating kidney disease, FSGS (Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis) and Nephrotic Syndrome. Over the past 5 years, the Tampa Pig Jig has raised over $1,200,000 with all proceeds benefitting NephCure. The Tampa Pig Jig was founded by Old Florida Federation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization made up of several local Tampa Bay gentlemen. For more information, visit: www.tampapigjig.com.
About NephCure Kidney International
NephCure Kidney International is the only organization committed exclusively to support research seeking the cause of the potentially debilitating kidney disease Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) and the diseases that cause Nephrotic Syndrome, improve treatment, and find a cure. For more information, please visit: www.nephcure.org.
Tampa Pig Jig Sponsors as of the date of the release include:
Presenting Sponsors – RIPA & Associates and USAmeriBank
Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners; Budweiser; Cushman & Wakefield; Devonshire Custom Homes; Ferguson Waterworks; Florida Dewatering; Harrod Healthcare Development; iHeart Radio Tampa Bay including – 620 WDAE, 970WFLA, 98Rock and US103.5; Morgan & Morgan, P.A.; Preferred Materials; Pure Polymer Solutions; Tampa Bay Business Journal; Tito’s Vodka; Trans-Phos, Inc.; West Florida Fence and WFLA News Channel 8