Southside Johnny and James Maddock will be among performers at Glenn Alexander’s Pig Gig 7

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Pig Gig 7 takes place in Scotch Plains, Oct. 23.

Glenn Alexander & Shadowland, with special guest Southside Johnny, will headline Pig Gig 7, taking place at the Italian American Hall in Scotch Plains, Oct. 23 from 2 to 8 p.m. Alexander, who promises that this year’s edition of the annual event will be “bigger and better than ever,” is the longtime guitarist for Southside Johnny’s Asbury Jukes, and his rock/R&B band Shadowland features other Jukes members as well.

Other performers will include singer-songwriter James Maddock, the roots band The Lonesome Pines, and Alexander’s Blue Americana duo with his daughter, singer Oria.

The admission charge is $60, but that includes a pig roast with lots of other food, as well, and drinks, in addition to the six hours of music. All proceeds will go to the Fibrolamellar Cancer Foundation in honor of Alexander’s nephew Jay Alexander, who died of the disease in 2011.

There also will be a silent auction with items including tickets for Southside Johnny & the Jukes’ New Year’s Eve concert at the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank; a Jon Bon Jovi-autographed acoustic guitar; and an original photograph by Danny Clinch.

For information and tickets, visit ticketbud.com.

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