Seven-Time GRAMMY-Award Winning Group, Lady A to Headline the 2022 Tampa Pig Jig

Seven Time Grammy

Tampa Bay’s premier philanthropic community event, the Tampa Pig Jig, will return for an eleventh year when it welcomes seven-time GRAMMY Award winner Lady A to Julian B. Lane Park on Saturday, October 22. Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Kip Moore will join the lineup, along with alternative artists X Ambassadors, Bahamas, and Jarrod Morris. The event, presented by RIPA & Associates, Valley Bank, and Baldwin Risk Partners, donates proceeds to NephCure Kidney International (NephCure). It has become one of Tampa’s favorite fall events combining live music, games, a silent auction, and delicious food and drinks into one fun-filled day. 

Founded in Tampa Bay and now making its mark nationwide, Pig Jig was established by a group of local men to support their friend in his fight against the rare kidney disease Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). As it enters its eleventh year, the nonprofit event has raised more than $5 million, and inspired events in San Francisco (Silicon Valley Pig Jig), Colorado Springs (Rocky Mountain Pig Jig) and for the first time this year, Weehawken (New Jersey Pig Jig). Last year’s 2021 Tampa Pig Jig, featured multi-platinum recording artist Darius Rucker and recorded the fastest sellout in event history. 

Over the course of their decade-plus career, Lady A has become one of the 21st century’s premier vocal groups, blending deeply felt emotions with classic Country sounds. As a Country-radio staple, the trio has amassed record-breaking success ushering in 10 No. One hits with more than 18 million album units and 34 million tracks sold and nearly 5 billion digital streams. Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood, and Hillary Scott earned the biggest first-week streams of their career with their critically acclaimed No. One album, Ocean, which has been touted as “the finest album of the band’s career” (Nashville Scene). Known for their 9X Platinum hit “Need You Now” which is the highest certified song by a Country group, they have earned ACM and CMA “Vocal Group of the Year” trophies three years in a row and countless other honors including seven GRAMMY awards, Billboard Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Teen Choice Awards, and a Tony Award nod. 

Kip Moore’s fourth studio album, Wild World, is a revelatory collection written as he traveled the globe like a self-described lone wolf. The album aims to make sense of a world battling nothing short of an identity crisis. It wasn’t the first time this blue-collar poet looked within for inspiration, but it’s become the clearest expression of the wisdom he found. Moore first splashed into the mainstream with the double-Platinum “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck” in 2012, then followed with three more bestselling #1s (“Hey Pretty Girl,” “Beer Money” and “More Girls Like You”), a trio of ambitious, critically acclaimed albums and two gritty EPs. He toured the world headlining his own shows, earning acclaim and a fierce following as an all-in performer in each setting. 

X Ambassadors made their full-length debut with VHS, a 2015 release that saw the band transition from Ithaca alt-rockers and Brooklyn-indie-scene outsiders to Billboard stalwarts. Now certified platinum, VHS provided an intimate look at Sam Nelson Harris and his brother Casey Harris’s youth, delivering the genre-defying hits “Unsteady” and “Renegades.” The album led to a three-year global touring odyssey as well as a string of high-profile festival performances. VHS was followed by X Ambassadors’ 2019 sophomore album ORION, which they supported with an extensive headline tour of the U.S. A project inspired by ’60s and ’70s soul and R&B, the band’s Belong EP arrived in March 2020. The third full-length from X Ambassadors—The Beautiful Liar, is the latest and most ambitious outcome of the band’s hyper-creative tendencies. Released in 2021, the band pays homage to those beloved fictions of their childhood through lead singles, “My Own Monster” and “Okay.” 

Bahamas’ latest release, Sad Hunk, embodies an undaunted self-awareness, each track graced with his wry wit and unabashed heart. The GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter, otherwise known as Alfie Jurvanen, drew much inspiration from his home life and all the joy and struggle that comes with building a family together. An album born from charmed spontaneity and raw imagination, Sad Hunk unfolds in a genre-less groove-heavy and jangly sound beautifully suited for Jurvanen’s warm vocal presence. 

Tickets go on sale Friday, May 20 at 10 a.m. and start at $75 for general admission. This year, the Tampa Pig Jig has unveiled the Watering Hole, an exclusive area where you can sip, sit and mingle with friends while enjoying shaded seating. Watering Hole tickets are $175 and include entry into the event, four complimentary drinks, a meal of choice from the event’s new lineup of food vendors, private bathrooms, and tent access. As a special thank you for supporting the Tampa Pig Jig, Watering Hole guests will also receive an exclusive merchandise item. These tickets are limited, so early purchase is recommended. Children 10 and under are free and receive the same event access as the accompanying adult. To purchase tickets, inquire about event sponsorship, become a volunteer or for general event information, please visit