Zephyrhills Free Press

Pigz in Z’Hills coming April 10

Event will be an All-Star affair

Break out your bib and dancing shoes because Pigz in Z’Hills is coming back April 10.

This COVID-19 style event, presented by the Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce, will not look the same as it has over the last decade, but is happening with a few twists. Instead of the competition BBQ event, this year’s Pigz in Z’Hills will have a drive-in BBQ for patrons to pick up food from select BBQ teams from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

That evening, the stage will be the place to be for the Blues from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with an outdoor Blues Concert. To hold the event safely and abide by CDC guidelines, tickets will be sold for 10’X10’ grid spot which will allow for up to six people to attend with you. There will be seven feet between each spot.

Each spot will be distanced for safety. Limited vending will be available along with BBQ, beer & wine. Prices for tickets will vary depending on which row the selected grid spot is located. The spots closer to the stage will be more expensive than spots further back.

“We’re excited about it,” said Chamber CEO Melonie Monson. “We’ve been trying to get all the little fine-tuning ready before we announced it and now that we’ve announced, we’ll keep working as we go. The only we can pull this off is with our sponsors on board.”

Monson said there is “fun plan of action” for the Blues concert where an all-star band will perform with some of the best Blue talent in the area.

“We’ll have the all-star band and quite a few headliners coming to perform with them,” Monson said. “There are quite a few performers who want to get out there and play right now. Why limit to one band. If these guys want to come and jam, then let them. It will be quite a show.”

It will be the responsibility of the patron to ensure they are wearing masks when social distancing isn’t possible, such as standing lines or in groups.

There will be a corn hole tournament that is being held the entire day and patrons can come out and watch the tournament.

“We won’t have competitive BBQ this year because of restrictions for being together,” Monson said. “This year, it will be a little bit different.”

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