Don't miss a single minute of the fun-filled pig mania on the Main Stage! From the hilarious Ms. Piggie Idol competition on Thursday night, the Friday and Saturday night Awards Ceremonies, and the live entertainment, you'll be squealing all the way home.

All entertainment events and awards take place on the Cattlemen's Main Stage.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Ms. Piggie Idol

Thursday, May 12, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Imagine grown men dressed in tutus and snouts, parading around the stage and "singing" familiar songs with barbecue-infused lyrics involving pork, grilling and more. It's an event you have to see to believe.


Thursday, May 12, 8:30 p.m.

Cracker has been described as a lot of things over the years: alt-rock, Americana, insurgent-country, and have even had the terms punk and classic-rock thrown at them. But more than anything Cracker are survivors. With more than 10 studio albums and thousands of live performances, their worldwide fan base continues to grow each year.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Ancillary Awards

Friday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m.

Tone Loc

Friday, May 13, 8:00 p.m.

The 1989 release of Loc'd After Dark put rapper Tone Loc in the spotlight. The breakthrough album spawned the hit singles "Wild Thing" and "Funky Cold Medina" which still remain Loc's best-known tunes. The 1980s rap pioneer made such a splash that he ended up being just the second rap act ever to reach #1 on Billboard's album charts. Loc landed a few notable acting roles in the mid-90’s and may best be remembered for his work in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest 2015 Awards

Saturday, May 14, 8:00 p.m.

Jason D. Williams

The rock 'n' roll history of Memphis looms large in the world of Jason Williams after recording for RCA and Sun Records in the 1980s and '90s. The talented musician has spent a lifetime behind the piano connecting with country and rock 'n' roll greats while creating a persona that's 100 percent original. His take-no-prisoners approach to performing country and rock ‘n’ roll are sure to keep audiences singing along.