2014 Jiggy Jam & Jiggy with the Piggy

2014 Village Jiggy Jam Festival, Kannapolis, NC

Get ready for a weekend of family-friendly fun, live entertainment and more in downtown Kannapolis! STARTING TOMORROW, Friday, May 9, at 5 p.m., enjoy concerts, arts & crafts, movies outside and some of the best BBQ around.

From People’s Choice Tastings to live beach music by favorites like The Catalinas and Fantastic Shakers, there will be tons of fun in downtown Kannapolis this weekend! See below for the full schedule.

May 9 – 10, 2014

Village Jiggy Jam Festival

Sponsored by the Cabarrus Events Association

Jiggy Beer Garden


2nd Annual Jiggy with the Piggy BBQ Challenge

Nearly 80 competitive teams from across the country. People’s Choice Tastings Friday & Saturday! Sponsored by Kannapolis Rotary Club, Cannon Memorial YMCA & the City of Kannapolis


Jiggy Jam, Jiggy with the Piggy complete 2014 event scheduleClick on the image to see the complete list of all the amazing things happening this weekend! CLICK HERE for the event MAP.

Friday, May 9

People’s Choice Wing Tasting; 7 p.m.
Old Cabarrus Bank Building
No advanced tickets . $10 for 10 different wings.

Concert: Swingin’ Medallions; 7 p.m.
Center Stage on West Ave. in the heart of historic downtown

Movies: Planes; 8:30 p.m. & Six Pack; 10 p.m.
NC Research Campus Quad

Saturday, May 10

3rd Annual Rhythm & Run 5K
Registration begins 7 a.m., races begin at 8 a.m.
Visit 5k.northcarolinamusichalloffame.org for more information and to register.

People’s Choice Pork Tasting; 12 p.m.
Old Cabarrus Bank Building
No advanced tickets. $10 for 10 different pork samples.

All concerts will be at Center Stage on West Ave. in the heart of historic downtown
The Fantastic Shakers; 12 p.m.
Little Johnny Trailer Trash; 3 p.m.
The Catalinas; 7 p.m.


Visit www.jiggywiththepiggy.com for all Jiggy with the Piggy BBQ challenge details. Follow the City of Kannapolis on Facebook for regular updates and event news!



The 2nd annual Jiggy with the Piggy BBQ Challenge will welcome more than 70 competition teams to historic downtown Kannapolis, each ready to compete for prize money by cooking up delicious BBQ, chicken, pork, ribs and more!

Jiggy with the Piggy is part of the Old North State Series, consisting of five KCBS-sanctioned competitions among NC cities.


The 2nd annual Championship Series includes: 

  • Kings Mountain – April 18-19, 2014
  • Lexington – April 25-26, 2014
  • Kannapolis – May 9-10, 2014
  • Salisbury – September 19-20, 2014
  • Shelby – November 2014


Thanks to the amazing members of our community who have made these wonderful celebrations possible, creating a fun-filled weekend all residents are sure to enjoy:

Hilbish Ford, Kannapolis, NC