Jiggy with the Piggy
May 4 - May 5, 5:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Jiggy with the Piggy 2018 returns with the smells and tastes of barbeque and fun for the entire family. Make plans now to join us next week, May 1-5 in downtown Kannapolis.
Once again we will host over 70 barbeque competition teams. The BBQ teams are from across the U.S. and will compete in these event, one of the largest sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society.
Our signature concert Friday night will be The New Familiars. Natives of North Carolina, The New Familiars have grown into an Americana Rock fixture in the southeast playing their own style of “American Rock & Roll” for years. Drawing from vast influences, they’ve shaped a sound that combines the nitty-gritty roots music of the Appalachia with the guitar-drenched-drum-driven anthems of Rock & Roll. Through collective songwriting, howling harmonies, & multi-instrumental talent, their show can take you from a back porch hoe-down to a full on rock show at the change of an instrument.
Making the road their home, their high energy shows have gained them notoriety not only in the press, but also among their peers. The band has been paired with legends like Levon Helm, Del McCoury, and Gregg Allman; as well as new school greats like The Infamous Stringdusters, Langhorne Slim, and Scythian.
Other bands performing during Jiggy include the Flash Back Party Band, Stepside Deluxe and the Bill Miller Band.
Join us Saturday afternoon for a new fun event, the Hogway Speedway Racing Pigs from Newton, N.C. Cute pigs will race in four heats during the afternoon as you cheer them on to victory.
The festival, sponsored by Smithfield, will have more than 100 arts & crafts vendors, concerts, a 5K walk/run, fireworks and a People’s Choice wings and pork tasting. This year the Kannapolis Firefighter’s Association will be back bringing their cooking skills to the festival and selling barbeque to the public. We have also added more barbeque and food vendors so you can fill up on many varieties of festival food.
We continue to have our events for children including the popular Zucchini 600. Children can build a racecar out of zucchini and race for prizes. Movies on Campus returns, sponsored by the 600 Festival, with Disney’s Cars 3.
As always this festival is free to the public. No pets please.