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You’re Invited to The Southeastern BBQ Showdown!

Segra Park, Thursday, August 31 – 7:05 p.m.

Columbia, S.C. -- Capital City/Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board (CCLMC) will announce the inaugural Southeastern BBQ Showdown (SEBBQS) date during a ceremonial first pitch at Segra Park, on Thursday, August 31. Stick around for more SEBBQS fun as the game progresses!

What: Southeastern BBQ Showdown Date Announcement

Who: Capital City/Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board

When: Thursday, August 31 | First pitch: 6:40 p.m., Game: 7:05 p.m.

Where: Segra Park (1640 Freed Street, Columbia, SC 29201)

At the event announcement press conference held on Wednesday, June 14, 2023, at Segra Park, President/CEO of CCLMC, Miriam Atria stated that “this 2-day event held here at Segra Park will be the first “Food Sport Competition Event” ever to be held in a Sports Complex in the United States.” The Southeastern BBQ Showdown will be an exciting, unique tourism event for both locals and visitors, and CCLMC along with their partners are thrilled to bring this unique competition to South Carolina.

Capitalizing on the momentum of sending 3 South Carolina teams to the World Food Championships (WFC), hosting the WFC Final Table Event, and Food and Travel naming Lake Murray Country a “Top Southern Summer Destination” for the eclectic flavors of the region - CCLMC developed a grand slam National BBQ competition event for Columbia, S.C. The Southeastern BBQ Showdown will pit the best of the best in the national competitive BBQ scene. Teams will compete during the 2-day ticketed event which will culminate with an A-list Country Music concert and fireworks show finale.

Media passes: For any media planning to attend the game, please email Fireflies Media Relations Manager John Kocsis to request a media pass that can be picked up at the Columbia Fireflies offices prior to entry at Segra Park.

About The Southeastern BBQ Showdown:

Capital City/Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board and The Columbia Fireflies are teaming up to bring the first-of-its-kind high-stakes BBQ Competition to Columbia, S.C. in June of 2024. Over the course of 2 days, chefs from around the Southeast will compete for the top prize. The event is open to the public and will include a vendor expo, shag music, food tastings, a superstar Country Music concert, a fireworks show, and much more!

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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 or call 803-781-5940 | 1-866-SC-Jewel.

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For more information please contact:

Media Contact: Micah Decker, VP of Marketing

Capital City/Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board |

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