Tampa Pig Jig is gonna need a bunch of bartenders ready to pour double Crowns because Lady A was just announced as the headliner for the 2022 lineup happening this fall in downtown Tampa.
Tickets to see Lady A—plus Kip Moore, X Ambassadors and Bahamas—play Tampa Pig Jig on Oct. 22 at downtown's Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park go on sale Friday, May 20 at 10 a.m. and start at $75.
Lady A—a seven-time Grammy-winner formerly known as Lady Antebellum—has been in headlines since 2020 after changing its name, which alluded to a time in American history before slavery was outlawed. In changing it name, Lady A adopted the moniker of blues songwriter Anita White who'd been performing as Lady A for nearly three decades. White asked for payment, and the multi-platinum country group filed a lawsuit
, and white once even said Lady A was trying to erase her.
In February, the sides reached a settlement
; terms are undisclosed but White did release her ninth album days later under the Lady A moniker.
Fellow country hitmaker Kip Moore ("Somethin' ' Bout A Truck") is also on the bill along while indie-pop band X Ambassadors, Jack Johnson pal Afie Jurvanen (aka Bahamas) and country songwriter Jarrod Morris.
Born out of a backyard barbeque for friends raising money for a pal with a rare kidney disease
, Tampa Pig Jig, now in its 11th year, has exploded in popularity and regularly sells out. It's also inspired iterations in San FranCisco, Colorado Springs and Weehawken, New Jersey, which all raise money for Pig Jig partner nonprofit NephCure Kidney International for which Pig Jig has raised more than $5 million.