Posted on 8/14/2012
Concert Blast was invited to the infamous Swine Ball, Nashville’s “pig nose-optional” soiree, is the middle-class answer to the galas and balls of Nashville’s elite. With a history that spans three decades, the extremely popular event was resurrected, “pigger than ever,” in 2010 after a five-year hiatus. The Swine Ball serves as the official kick-off event for the not-for-profit Music City Festival and BBQ Championship to be held August 24-25 in Riverfront Park with The Fabulous Thunderbirds (August 24th) and Grand Funk Railroad (August 25th). This year, the event will celebrate its 30th year as a Nashville tradition. Michelle Arnold was on hand for the Swine Ball 2012 photos… ENJOY!
Each year, the Swine Ball recognizes a “Humanitarian of the Year.” This year’s honoree was Butch Spyridon, President of the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau. The event featured Mel & The Party Hats, one of Nashville’s long-standing favorite cover bands, as well as great food, a hog calling contest and an endless supply of “delightfully tacky” fun!
Both the Music City Festival & BBQ Championship and the Swine Ball are designed to give attendees the opportunity to support charitable organizations while enjoying great food and entertainment. Over the last three years, these events have donated more than $28,000to charity. Proceeds from this year’s Swine Ball will benefit the Nashville State Community College Culinary Arts Scholarship Fund.
“This event combines live music, great food and charitable giving – three things our city is known for,” Nashville Mayor Karl Dean said. “I applaud the organizers for directing proceeds from the Swine Ball to students seeking a degree in Culinary Arts from Nashville State. With a new satellite campus in Antioch soon to open, Nashville State Community College plays an increasingly important role in providing an educated workforce for Nashville’s growing economy.”
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Photos by Michelle Arnold
Here’s the Video From The Night!