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July 26, 2017--COLUMBIA, S.C. – No summertime gathering of fishing enthusiasts is complete without barbeque, and there is no better barbeque on earth than in South Carolina. FLW partnered with the South Carolina BBQ Association to add some South Carolina flavor to the 2017 Forrest Wood Cup with its Bass & BBQ Festival as part of the FLW Expo outside the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia, South Carolina, August 11-13. The BBQ Festival, presented by WIS-TV 10, will feature multiple award-winning BBQ teams from around the state offering delicious fare to visitors at the Forrest Wood Cup. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to local South Carolina charities.

“We are proud to sponsor this year’s Bass & BBQ Festival as part of the 2017 Forrest Wood Cup Championship,” said Lyle Schulze, WIS-TV Vice President and General Manager. “Great fishing, great BBQ and great country music will make for a fantastic weekend in August. We are looking forward to being a part of this huge event in Columbia.”

Teams currently registered to compete in the event include:

  • J.T.’s BBQ, Summerville, S.C.
  • All Smoked Up, Lexington, S.C.
  • Up In Smoke, Rock Hill, S.C.
  • Doko Smoke, Blythwood, S.C.
  • The Saucy Pig, Greenville, S.C.
  • Can’t Quit Smokin’, Blythwood, S.C.
  • Blowin’ Smoke LLC, Columbia, S.C.
  • Fire Tower BBQ, Piedmont, S.C.

In addition to the BBQ Festival, country music acts will also be showcased throughout the weekend on the Bass & BBQ Festival stage, outside the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Artists scheduled to perform include:

Friday, Aug. 11

  • 2-2:45 p.m. – Chase Mitchell

Saturday, Aug. 11 & Sunday, Aug. 12

  • 2-2:45 p.m. – The Blue Pickups

The FLW Expo and Bass & BBQ Festival and country music concerts are free and open to the public Friday, Aug. 11, Saturday, Aug. 12 and Sunday, Aug. 13 from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of professional bass fishing, will visit Lake Murray to crown bass fishing’s top angler of 2017. Hosted by the Capital City Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board, the tournament will feature 53 of the world’s best bass-fishing professionals casting for the sport’s biggest award – $300,000 cash.

For complete details and updated information visit For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter at

Courtesy of FLW Communications.

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