BBQ, brews and bluegrass at the 13th annual Fiddle ‘n Pig Shindig


This post is brought to you in partnership with the Anne Springs Close Greenway. All opinions are our own.

This year marks the 13th annual Fiddle ‘n Pig Shindig, hosted by the Anne Springs Close Greenway on September 8. Packed with entertainment, the event promises to be a must-not-miss spectacle for all Charlotteans.

Here is your guide on what to expect when you attend.

Good music.

Headlining the musical guest list this year is famed band Chatham County Line. Formed in Raleigh, the native North Carolinian band is known for its traditional bluegrass style. Chatham County Line has received praise and popularity across the United States and in Europe, making the band an absolute treat for the 2,000-plus expected attendees at this year’s Fiddle ‘n Pig Shindig.

Other acts at the event include The Hinson Girls, River Ratz, Province of Thieves and West End String Band.

Good beer.

Though the official Shindig event starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 8, beer aficionados will be pleased to know that the Shindig Biergarten returns this year, lasting from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m.

The Biergarten will have 40 different tastings available from regional craft breweries, including the likes of Olde Hickory’s Death By Hops, Foothills’ Sexual Chocolate, 21st Amendment Brewery’s Brew Free or Die Blood Orange IPA, Highland Brewery’s Oatmeal Porter and many more.

Though general admission into the Shindig costs $10, Biergarten tickets are $40 in advance or $50 on the day.

Good perks.

The best deal at the Fiddle ‘n Pig Shindig is the return of the VIPig passes. Purchasing one of these 100 available passes allows the holder entry into the festival and the Biergarten, with entry to the Biergarten coming one hour before the general public.

But the perks of the VIPig don’t stop there. VIPigs also get a commemorative tasting cup, a deluxe plate of BBQ (including all the fixin’s) from Red Oak BBQ and a 2018 event t-shirt. Get yours now, as the tickets are limited in number.

The Fiddle ‘n Pig Shindig will have loads of other sights and sounds as well. Multiple BBQ purveyors will be on the scene as well as over a dozen food trucks. For the camping type, camping spots are available near the festival grounds and will feature a community bonfire at 11 p.m. (reservations required).

You don’t want to miss out on this year’s signature Anne Springs Close Greenway event.

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