Tailgate with a Purpose Fueled By Pepsi

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 Roaring Riot Foundation - each event is proudly fueled by Pepsi.

The 2021 Tailgate With A Purpose has a new location at 628 West Morehead Street just steps from Bank of America Stadium!! 

Tailgate With A Purpose FAQs:

Where is the event located?

We are located in the shadow of Bank of America Stadium at 628 W. Morehead St. Entrance is located on Morehead Street.

What time does the event start and end?

Tailgate With A Purpose opens the gates three hours before each Panthers game - if the game is at 1p, the party starts at 10a and we serve our last drink at 12:15p to ensure that everyone has plenty of time to get into the stadium for kickoff. The whole point of the Roaring Riot is to cheer on our Panthers!

Who can come?

Tailgate With A Purpose is an event held for members of the Roaring Riot and their guests. 2021 membership kits came with one (1) guest pass which can be used at a tailgate event. Each member has been sent a digital membership card via email which can be saved to your smartphone to enter -- PLEASE DOWNLOAD YOUR CARD IN ADVANCE! -- if you joined within 48 hours of the tailgate, a receipt of your purchase will work to enter as well.

I can't find my membership card.

That's more of a statement than a question, but OK. We send them out in batches every Friday so if you've signed up since last Friday, you'll get it soon - and if you signed up before that, search your email. The subject line is "Your Roaring Riot Member Card • #DoYouRiot".

Can I bring a guest if they're not a member?

Yes! Guests can enter the tailgate for a $10 donation to the Roaring Riot Foundation but must be with a member. But they should probably just join the crew - they can do that at the gate as well. A member can bring unlimited guests. 

Do the Falcons suck?

They sure do.

What about food?

We serve food free to attendees courtesy of our restaurant partners - in the past, that's included Southern Science, Bojangles, Vida Cantina, Famous Toastery, Dilworth Neighborhood Grille and others. We ask our partners to provide for 500, so if you want to eat a full meal to lay down a nice base, we recommend arriving early. If you show up at 12:30 looking for a full meal before you go inside, you're going to be sad. Outside food and drinks are not permitted at Tailgate With A Purpose.

Want guaranteed food and an elevated menu plus other perks? Check out our Tailgate VIP Booster Pass.

And dranks?

Drinks are available in exchange for a $3 donation to the Roaring Riot Foundation - you'll be able to purchase drink tickets onsite. Drinks are provided by our partners at Jack Daniels, NoDa Brewing and Tito's Vodka - we also offer Pepsi products free of charge along with other swag. ID is required and you (of course) must be 21 years old to be served.

Want a private bartender, premium drinks plus other perks? Check out our Tailgate VIP Booster Pass.

Can I bring fans of the team the Panthers are playing?

Ugh. Sure. But we have a strict 'no jerks' policy. Make sure they follow it.

Do you guys provide parking for members?

Do we provide parking for over 6,000 members less than a block from the stadium? Nah. But there are tons of lots within walking distance that you can check out - shop around and find the best deal and then come party with us.

Are masks required?

Tailgate With A Purpose is an outdoor event and masks are not required for entry. We will have Roaring Riot masks for sale should you want one, and we ask any fans that are feeling sick on game day to take precaution and stay home.


What else can I expect?

FUN! You're joining the rowdiest and most dedicated group of Panthers fans in the entire world, so there will be live music, maybe some former Panthers players, some giveaways and more! Plus, each week, we'll have the West Charlotte Marching Band to help us march to the stadium and put some Pep In Our Step!

What should I always remember?

GO PANTHERS!!