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Jiggy with Piggy Festival

  • When: Friday, May 3, 2024 - All Day Event
  • Location: North Carolina Research Campus Horseshoe, 150 N Research Campus Drive, Kannapolis.

Jiggy with Piggy Festival

We are celebrating 10 years of Jiggy with the Piggy! The festival returns in 2024 for its 10th year with the smells and tastes of barbeque and fun for the entire family. Make plans now to join us May 2 – May 5, in downtown Kannapolis.

Country Music Superstar Craig Morgan will help us celebrate our 10th Anniversary with a free concert, Friday, May 3, on the North Carolina Research Campus Horseshoe. Following the concert, stay for the exciting Drone Show.

Hundreds of drones will create a mesmerizing display in the nighttime sky to honor the City and the Jiggy Festival.

A multi-faceted entertainer, Craig Morgan has made a name for himself as a country music icon, TV personality, author, celebrated outdoorsman and patriotic Army veteran. One of country music’s best-loved artists, Morgan has amassed more than1.5 billion career streams and charted over 25 songs on Billboard, thrilling massive crowds with signature hits including “Bonfire,” “Almost Home,” “Redneck Yacht Club,” “International Harvester,” “This Ole Boy,” “Soldier,” “That's What I Love About Sunday” and his faith-filled tribute to his son Jerry, “The Father, My Son and The Holy Ghost.”

In 2023 Craig released his highly anticipated EP Enlisted, a six-song collection of reimagined hits and brand-new songs featuring collaborations with Trace Adkins, Luke Combs, Jelly Roll, Gary LeVox, Blake Shelton, and Lainey Wilson. Craig received one of country music's highest honors when he was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry. A crowd favorite, he regularly performs at the Grand Ole Opry.

Prior to becoming a country music star and TV sensation, Morgan served seventeen years in the Army and in 2023 he reenlisted in the Army Reserve, continuing his military career. Morgan remains an avid supporter of America's military personnel and has made more than sixteen overseas trips to perform for our troops. He is a member of the U.S. Field Artillery Hall of Fame and recipient of the USO Merit Award. In 2018 he was awarded the Army’s Outstanding Civilian Service Medal, one of the highest awards the Department of the Army can bestow upon a civilian, in recognition of his significant dedication to our military men and women around the world. He remains committed to supporting active duty and veteran members of our military through work with Operation Finally Home, and the USO.

Jiggy is one of the largest sanctioned events by the Kansas City Barbeque Society and once again we will host over 70 barbeque competition teams who compete for top bragging rights and prize money.


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