Southeastern BBQ Showdown General Public Tickets On-Sale Friday, March 22 at 10:00 a.m

March 20, 2024

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Columbia, S.C. – Get ready to fire up your taste buds and mark your calendars because tickets for the highly anticipated Southeastern BBQ Showdown are set to go on-sale to the general public on Friday, March 22, at 10:00 a.m.

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, 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 from BAND OF OZ to the main event on Saturday, where 25 elite BBQ teams from across the nation go head-to-head. It will be a feast for the senses with celebrity BBQ teams, esteemed judges, an electrifying Country Music Concert featuring multi-award-winning ALABAMA, and a dazzling fireworks finale to ensure that the Southeastern BBQ Showdown will be an unforgettable experience for all who attend.


Single-Day General Admission

  • $75: Friday (Children 12 & under Free with adult ticket – Friday ONLY)
  • $100: Saturday

2-Day Bundle Admission – Buy both days and save!

  • $125: General Admission
  • $150: VIP (Select reserved seating with VIP field access during the Alabama concert)


Visit SoutheasternBBQShowdown.com for more information including BBQ Teams, vendors/exhibits, hotel reservations, tickets, and more! Follow the Showdown on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with exciting news as the event builds and tune into the Behind the Plate video podcast with Emcee Mark Conway premiering every Wednesday on YouTube. #SoutheasternBBQShowdown #TopFoodDestination


Over 50 years ago, Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry, and Randy Owen left the cotton farms of Fort Payne, Alabama to spend the summer playing music in a Myrtle Beach, South Carolina bar called The Bowery. It took them six long years of tip jars and word-of-mouth to earn the major label deal they’d been dreaming of. Then, seemingly no time at all to change the face of country music. ALABAMA, country music’s first band, was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005. The group is known for hit songs including “Mountain Music,” “Roll On,” “Dixieland Delight” and “If You’re Gonna Play In Texas (You Gotta Have A Fiddle In The Band).” From humble beginnings picking cotton in the fields to international stars, ALABAMA went on to sell 80 million albums and charted 43 No.1 hits, becoming the most successful band in the history of country music. In November 2022, ALABAMA co-founder Jeff Cook passed following a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease. With his prior encouragement and wishes, ALABAMA continues touring on a limited basis, keeping the iconic music they created alive for the current and future generations of fans.

For more information on ALABAMA, visit thealabamaband.com.

About Capital City/Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board:

CCLMC is the official source for all things Lake Murray Country. To plan your next trip, find information on attractions, dining, hotels, outdoor recreation, fishing, golf, and events. Explore The Top Southern Destinations of Columbia, Richland, Lexington, Newberry, and Saluda. For more information about CCLMC visit LakeMurrayCountry.com or call 803-781-5940 | 1-866-SC-Jewel.

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