Tailgate with a Purpose is a not-for-profit event produced by the members of the Queen City Riot for all of the Roaring Riot members and their guests at all Carolina Panthers home games. 100% of the net proceeds from each event benefit the recently launched Roaring Riot Foundation. Since 2015, Tailgate with a Purpose has raised over $85,000 for various organizations, including Cam Newton Foundation, the Isabella Santos Foundation, Operation Smile, and the Keep Pounding Foundation.

Entrance to Tailgate with a Purpose is included with your Roaring Riot membership. You may bring guests for a $10 donation per person, which will be collected at the door.


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2019 Tailgate With A Purpose Schedule

Date Tailgate Start Time Opponent Food Sponsor
Sunday, Sept 8 10:00 AM Los Angeles Rams Southern Science
Thursday, Sept 12 5:00 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vida Cantina
Sunday, Oct 6 10:00 AM Jacksonville Jaguars

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Sunday, Nov 3 10:00 AM Tennessee Titans


Sunday, Nov 17 10:00 AM Atlanta Falcons Coming Soon
Sunday, Dec 01 10:00 AM Washington Redskins

Coming Soon

Sunday, Dec 15 10:00 AM Seattle Seahawks Zatarain's
Sunday, Dec 29 10:00 AM New Orleans Saints Shake Shack



Q: What time does the tailgate start?
A: Tailgate with a Purpose starts three hours before the game. That means 10am for all 1pm games. Occasionally it will start a little earlier for prime time games, and if that’s the case it will be documented on social media and in our emailed Game Day Guide.  

Q: What all is included at the tailgate?
A: Food, waters, and soft drinks are provided for free at all tailgates. Premium beer, wine, and cocktails are provided at $2/drink. Remember, all net drink proceeds go directly to charity - so the more you drink, the more we donate!

Q: What kind of food is available?
A: For the 2019 season, we have partnered with several local restaurants to provide food at the tailgate. The partners are prepared to provide meals for 500 guests.

PRO TIP: We have more than 500 attendees each week. If you’re intending to eat at the tailgate, please make arriving early a priority. If you show up at 12p looking for food, you’re going to be sad.

Q: Can I use my leftover drink tickets at the next tailgate?
A: For security and management reasons we switch the format of the drink tickets each week, so therefore you can not use the previous weeks’ tickets. If the event runs out of beverages (hey, it happens) then you can request a refund onsite that day for any unused tickets. Or, you can feel just as happy knowing those unused tickets are still going to charity.

Q: Can I bring a guest? What if they’re fans of the opposing team?
A: Guests are permitted with a member for a $10 charity donation upon entry. Fans of other teams are welcome at the tailgates. Our only rule is no jerks, whether they’re Panthers fans or opposing team fans.

Q: Can I bring my own beers to the tailgate?
A: We do not allow any outside beverages due to the permits that are required for our tailgate space

Q: Where can I park?
A: We do not have any room for cars to park at the actual tailgate space. There are parking lots that surround the event space, but we aren’t familiar with how they operate. General rule - you can park really close to us if you want to pay a premium or you can walk 10-12 minutes and park for much less

Q: I’ve lost my membership card, what do I do?
A: A scanned membership card is required for entry. If you have lost your card you can purchase a replacement card. We will then deactivate your previous card and send you a new one. Buy a Replacement Card

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