Pig and Swig | Kansas City


Credit cards will be accepted at registration (entry) and token counters only. We recommend you bring cash to purchase additional food items.

As much as we love them, pets CANNOT enter the Pig and Swig festival area. However, service animals ARE allowed.

Pig and Swig is located on Grand Boulevard, between 13th and 14th Streets, adjacent to Sprint Center and Kansas City Live! in the Power & Light District.

Parking is available for $3 in the Kansas City Live! garage located on 13th Street at Grand Blvd.

Your ticket includes a Passpork, a booklet that describes each of the barbecue offerings you receive from our participating restaurants: Blind Box BBQ, Char Bar, Cleaver & Cork, Jazzy B’s, Joe’s KC and Plowboys BBQ.

Each restaurant prepares one 2-3 oz portion of a signature item for every guest. Other food items will be available for purchase at the event as well.

The event begins at 3 PM and concludes at 6 PM. VIP ticketholders receive early entry (beginning at 2 PM).


General Admission tickets include access into the event (beginning at 3 PM) and live music on Grand Blvd, a souvenir tasting glass, 10 bourbon tasting tokens and two oz. bites from each BBQ vendor.

VIP tickets include a special preview party on Friday, April 20th, followed by VIP entry into Pig and Swig on Saturday, April 21st. VIP includes: one-hour early entry into event (beginning at 2 PM), live music, access into the VIP area with private bar and private restrooms, souvenir bourbon tasting glass, 20 bourbon tasting tokens and two oz. bites from each BBQ vendor.