Ignite Your Taste Buds at the Southeastern BBQ Showdown

Get ready to fire up your taste buds and dive into the ultimate BBQ competition at the Southeastern BBQ Showdown, June 14-15, 2024! This thrilling two-day event, hosted by Capital City/Lake Murray Country and held at Segra Park, home of the Columbia Fireflies, is not your average cook-off—it’s a sizzling celebration of all things BBQ.  

Fire on a bbq grill.
Mouthwatering BBQ

Picture this: South Carolina Night kicks off the festivities with a finger-licking chicken wing competition, interactive exhibits, and live Shag tunes from the legendary Band of Oz. Then, brace yourself for the main event as 25 top BBQ teams from across the nation vie for the Home Place Prize of $10,000 in a mouthwatering battle of flavors. With celebrity chefs, esteemed judges, and an epic Country Music concert featuring multi-Grammy® award-winning Alabama, this is one showdown you won’t want to miss. 

Musical Legends Headline 

Dive into the legendary sounds of Beach Music with the Band of Oz on Friday! This powerhouse ensemble has been captivating audiences since the 1960s with hits like “Shaggin'” and “Shama Lama Ding Dong,” their infectious tunes have become staples of beach playlists everywhere and secured them a spot in the Beach Music Hall of Fame.

Multi-award-winning Alabama will headline Saturday night. Alabama has shaken up the Country Music world for over fifty years with its signature sound. The band introduced rock-style guitars, lights, and pyrotechnics to the Country Music landscape and brought the genre into the mainstream. They have also influenced many of today’s brightest Country stars including Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, and Luke Bryan as well as pop and rock stars from Ed Sheeran to Jon Bon Jovi. Alabama’s music continues to stand the test of time, and their numbers and stats are beyond compare:  

The band Alabama will be performing at the Southeastern BBQ Showdown.
  • Have sold over 80 million albums.  
  • Charted 43 #1 singles including 21 #1 singles in a row. 
  • Won over 200 awards including CMA Awards, Grammy® Awards, and ACM Awards. 
  • Earned 21 Gold ®, Platinum ®, and multi-Platinum ® albums and were named the RIAA’s Country “Group of the Century”.
  • Members of the Country Music Hall of Fame and have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  
  • Have raised over $250 million for charity. 
  • Honored with the ACM Career Achievement Award at the Ryman Auditorium and was named “Album Of The Year” at the 2015 Dove Awards for Angels Among Us (Hymns & Gospel Favorites). 
BBQ at The Ballpark

The Southeastern BBQ Showdown is an unprecedented culinary extravaganza that brings together the best of the BBQ world for a two-day celebration of flavor, competition, and entertainment. Hosted by Capital City/Lake Murray Country at Segra Park in Columbia, South Carolina, the home of the Columbia Fireflies, this inaugural event marks a historic moment as the “first food sport competition” to grace a sports stadium in the United States. From Fridays, South Carolina Night, featuring a sizzling chicken wing competition and live music, to the main event on Saturday, where 25 elite BBQ teams from across the nation go head-to-head, attendees are treated to a feast for the senses. Celebrity BBQ teams, esteemed judges, an electrifying Country Music Concert featuring Alabama and a dazzling fireworks finale ensure that the Southeastern BBQ Showdown is an unforgettable experience for all who attend. 

Tickets On-Sale:

Phase 1 (Pre-Sale): Friday, February 23 at 10:00 a.m.

Phase 2 (General Public): Friday, March 22 at 10:00 a.m.

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