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Enjoy The FREE* Family Friendly Bassmaster Elite Series Expo April 22-23 At Dreher Island State Park

Updated: Apr 21

Don’t miss the FREE Concert with Kristian Bush of Sugarland on April 22 at 100 p.m.

New for 2023, fans can enjoy predictions, conditions and live hits from the lake as part of the LIVE Preview show streaming on Wednesday, April 19 at 9 a.m. ET. Bassmaster LIVE kicks off tournament coverage Thursday and Friday mornings at 8 a.m. on, Tubi and the FOX Sports platforms while FS1 will broadcast live with the tournament leaders on Saturday and Sunday.


Join in the angling fun at the family-friendly FREE Community Expo, April 22-23 from 12-5 p.m. at Dreher Island State Park. Enjoy booths/exhibits from SC DNR, The Gamecock Bass Fishing Team, Realtor-Cat Thornton, Big Lake Outdoors, Lews/Strike King fishing simulator, Peak Drift Brewery, and many more. Come hungry and thirsty for Big Boys BBQ, Moe’s Southwest Grill, and Sarah’s Rockin’ Kitchen food trucks. Exhibits from B.A.S.S. sponsors include the Toyota Experience, AFTCO, Power-Pole, Nitro Boats, Skeeter Boats, Ranger Boats, Yamaha Trailer Experience, Daiwa, Garmin, Demo rides from Nitro/Ranger/Mercury & Skeeter/Yamaha.

Saturday, April 22 at 1:00 p.m. | Kristian Bush of Sugarland Concert

Don’t miss the FREE Concert during the Expo Saturday, with MULTI-PLATINUM-selling, two-time GRAMMY Award winner Kristian Bush! Kristian Bush is most known for being half of the record-breaking Country duo Sugarland. The Sevierville, TN native launched his professional music career in 1994 with the Folk-Rock duo Billy Pilgrim. Within the decade, Kristian moved on to form Sugarland with Jennifer Nettles. The pair, who released their debut single "Baby Girl” in 2004 went on to chart five No. 1 hits and 12 Top 10 songs. His “Southern Gravity” solo debut in 2015 produced Top 20 hit "Trailer Hitch." Kristian made a foray into television theme songs in 2016 with "Forever Now (Say Yes)," which he penned and performed for TLC's popular show "Say Yes to the Dress." Take the free shuttle service running from Chapin to Dreher Island and save money on the state park entry fee!

Event Details


Saturday, April 22, 2023

11:30 – 5:30 p.m. – Free Shuttle Service from Chapin to Dreher Island State Park

Parking Locations: Shuttle Map (Look below for map)

  • St. Peter Lutheran Church (900 Dreher Island Rd, Chapin, SC 29036)

  • Lowes Foods of Chapin (1419 Chapin Rd, Chapin, SC 29036)

  • Park Road Baptist Church (360 State Park Rd, Prosperity, SC 29127)

12:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Free Community Expo

1:00 p.m. – Free Concert with Kristian Bush of Sugarland

3.:00 p.m. Weigh-in (Daily)

Sunday, April 23, 2023

12:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Free Community Expo

3.:00 p.m. Weigh-in (Daily)


Dreher Island State Park

3677 State Park Road | Prosperity, S.C.

*Parking on Dreher Island is $3 (per adult), $1.50 (Adults 65 years and older), and $1 (Ages 6-15). (Save your money Saturday and take the shuttle!)

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