The Silicon Valley Pig Jig is a community event where guests will enjoy live music, line dancing, family friendly activities and games in a tailgate like environment. In addition, our corporate sponsors will have the opportunity to participate in a friendly amateur BBQ competition where they will have a chance to win accolades and bragging rights in four categories (ribs, tri tip, wildcard and best tailgate)! All proceeds benefit NephCure Kidney International, the only organization committed to finding the cause and cure for Nephrotic Syndrome (NS) and Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS).
The Silicon Valley Pig Jig is modeled after the successful Tampa Pig Jig which was founded in 2008, by a group of friends that rallied together in support of their dear friend who had lost his kidneys due to an aggressive form of Nephrotic Syndrome. What started as a simple back-yard BBQ, the Tampa Pig jig has grown into an annual water-front blowout with great bands, delicious food, fun games and thousands of attendees raising over $3,000,000, all benefiting NephCure Kidney International, a 501(c)3 organization.
The inaugural Silicon Valley Pig Jig in 2018 was a huge success raising over $250,000. Eighteen corporate sponsors competed in the BBQ pit, breweries served local brews in the Beer Garden while guests enjoyed lived music from amazing artists and had the opportunity to shop at the unique vendor stalls while children had fun in the Kids Zone. We hope you can join us for the second annual Pig Jig at Excite Ballpark (formerly San Jose Giants Muni Stadium) on Saturday, October 5th 2019.