Joe Nichols, Chase Bryant to Perform at Jiggy with the Piggy Festival

Jiggy with the Piggy Festival
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Are you ready to get Jiggy with the Piggy?

The annual Jiggy with the Piggy Festival will return to downtown Kannapolis from May 2nd to the 5th. The city will play host to 60 barbeque competition teams as they compete.

And as part of the festival entertainment line-up, country music stars Joe Nichols and Chase Bryant will perform.

Joe Nichols will perform on Friday night starting at 7 p.m. He’s most known for his hits like “Brokenheartsville,” “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off” and “Sunny and 75.”

On Saturday night, Chase Bryant will perform at noon. Bryant’s Top 10 debut single “Take It On Back” spent 15 weeks on the CMT Hot 20 Countdown.

The festival and concerts are free to attend.

Jiggy with the Piggy
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The full schedule for the weekend is below –

Thursday, May 2      

1-5 p.m. BBQ Competition Teams Arrive
4-7 p.m. Kannapolis Farmers Market – Opening Day
    Zucchini 600 Pre-build workshop @ the Farmers Market
   (We provide the zucchini & veggies – get tips and help building your racecar).
6:30 p.m. Jiggy with the Piggy 5K, Run Kannapolis Series. (Dress in a piggy related costume to win prizes).

    Intimidators Baseball vs Hickory Crawdads – tickets@intimidatorsbaseball.com

Friday, May 3

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. BBQ Competition Teams Arrive
5 p.m. Festival Opens to the Public – North Carolina Research Campus Horseshoe
Food, Arts & Crafts, Carnival Rides, and More
6:30 p.m. – Wreck-It Ralph 2
     Location: Veterans Park
Bring a blanket/chair and enjoy this fun family movie.
Sponsored by 600 Festival Association

Intimidators Baseball vs Hickory Crawdads – tickets@intimidatorsbaseball.com

 7-9 p.m.  People’s Choice – Wings (while tickets last)
      Location: N.C. Research Campus – near the Core Lab, N. Research Drive (Look for the signs and the white tent). Festival attendees can purchase blocks of ten (10) wings for $10. Proceeds benefit the Cannon Memorial YMCA to help fund local youth scholarships and programs.
7-9:45 p.m. Joe Nichols in Concert with Michael Cosner – North Carolina Research Campus Horseshoe
     (7-8 p.m. Michel Cosner/8:30-9:45 p.m. Joe Nichols)
9:45 p.m. Fireworks

Saturday, May 4

7 a.m. Kannapolis YMCA All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast – Admission is $5.
9 a.m. Festival Opens to the Public – North Carolina Research Campus Horseshoe
Food, Arts & Crafts, Carnival Rides, and More
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Kid’s Zone Activities
10 a.m.- Zucchini 600 Pits Open – we provide the zucchini and veggies. You bring the creative talent.
12 pm – Zucchini 600 Races Start
Carnival Rides, Inflatables, GoPro Motorplex Kids Car Displays
Noon – 2 pm People’s Choice – Pork Tasting (while supplies last)
     Location: Research Campus – Core Lab, N. Research Drive (Look for the signs and the white tent)
Proceeds Benefit the Kannapolis Rotary Club.
Festival attendees can purchase blocks of ten (10) samples for $10.
Noon – 1:30 p.m.BBQ Competition Entry Turn-In
12:30-5 p.m. – Chase Bryant in concert with Diamonds & Whiskey and Corey Hunt
     (12:30-2 p.m. Diamonds & Whiskey/ 2-3:30 p.m. Corey Hunt/ 3:30 p.m. Chase Bryant)
5 p.m.   – BBQ Competition Awards CeremonyThe Laureate Center, Kannapolis City Hall
5 p.m.  – Festival Ends

Intimidators Baseball vs Hickory Crawdads – tickets@intimidatorsbaseball.com

Sunday, May 5

1-3 p.m. Jazz in the Park – Brian Burton Trio
Location: Veterans Park
Bring a blanket/chair