Pig Jig included in Sound Check top live music picks

With Corey Smith, Edwin McCain, Mark Bryan, Forrest Hoffar, Allen Hunt

Details: Saturday 2 p.m. Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. $15 (813) 274-8677.

Edwin McCain must’ve really liked the barbecue at last year’s Pig Jig. The 44-year-old I’ll Be singer was the cookout’s headlining act in 2013 and he returns to the event on Saturday. The cookout, which benefits kidney disease research, has graduated to a bigger venue in (downtown Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Park) and is adding a handful of artists to the music menu. Local songsmiths Allen Hunt and Forrest Hoffar will spin saucy acoustic numbers while attendees compete in cornhole tournaments and stuff themselves with some of the city’s best ‘cue, and McCain takes the stage just as the sun starts to go down. Georgia country singer Corey Smith tops the bill and will close out the day with feel-good tunes (If I Could Do It Again), regretful ones (Maybe Next Year) and odes to the bottle (Drinkin’ Again).

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