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Bass, Brews, and BBQ Festival

 
 

Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament

Macomb County is partnering with the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce, Detroit Sports Commission, Huron-Clinton Metroparks and NASH FM 93.1 Detroit to bring the Bass, Brews & BBQ Festival back to Macomb County Aug. 25-27, at Lake St. Clair Metropark. The festival is a complement to the 2017 Advance Auto Parts 2017 Bassmaster Elite Series fishing tournament which takes place on Lake St. Clair Aug. 24-27.

Lake St. Clair is a frequent stop for the Elite Series, as it boasts millions of smallmouth and largemouth bass that grow to an average of two pounds. According to avid bass anglers, the smallmouth bass fishing on Lake St. Clair is nothing short of spectacular because once the summer patterns have settled in, it’s not uncommon to catch 40-60 bass in a four-hour period.

The festival portion allows guests to enjoy the fishing tournament as well as:

  • craft beer
  • live music, featuring country singing sensation Audrey Ray performing three times on Saturday and Ryan James on Sunday
  • tours aboard the Pride of Michigan, an 81-foot former U.S. Navy training vessel
  • several interesting vendors displaying their offerings
  • some of the best barbecue and food from our area’s top restaurants
  • family fun and more!

The festival is open to the public. Festival hours are 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. All Events are Free! Metroparks Entry Pass Required.

Schedule of Events

Bassmaster Elite Daily Schedule

  • Thursday – Sunday: Boats take off: 6:20 a.m.
  • Weigh-in:  3:15 p.m.

Bass, Brews & BBQ Festival Schedule

  • Friday – Saturday: 1 – 6 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1 – 5 p.m.

Thursday, August 24

  • 6:20 a.m.:  Boats take off
  • 3:15 p.m.: Weigh-in

Friday, August 25

  • 6:20 a.m.:  Boats take off
  • 1 p.m.: Beer and other beverages tent opens; food concessions
  • 2 p.m.: Nash 93.1 Dave Fuller – Hosting Live
  • 3:15 p.m.: Weigh-in
  • 5:30 p.m.: Close: Nash 93.1 Dave Fuller – Hosting Live

Saturday, August 26

  • 6:20 a.m.:  Boats take off
  • 1 p.m.: Beer and other beverages tent opens; food concessions
  • 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.: Live Performance by Audrey Ray
  • 3:15 p.m.: Weigh-in
  • 5:30 – Close: Live Performance by Audrey Ray

Sunday, August 27

  • 6:20 a.m.:  Boats take off
  • 1 p.m.: Beer and other beverages tent opens; food concessions
  • 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.: Live Performance
  • 3:15 p.m.: Weigh-in
  • 4:30 p.m.: Close: Live Performance by Ryan Jay

Lake Saint Clair Metropark

31300 Metro Pkwy, Harrison Charter Township, MI 48045

Visit Detroit

Detroit Sports Commission

 

WJRAM

NashFM

 

Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce

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Macomb County Logo MMYH Logo

 

Special thanks to our sponsors/exhibitors

Bedgear

Budweiser

C&G Newspapers

Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau

Freedom Boat Club

Lake St. Clair Metroparks

Macomb County Habitat for Humanity

Macomb Daily

MCREST

MI Sea Grant – Discovery Cruises

MSU Extension

NASH FM

Noble Odyssey Foundation

PLEA Foundation

Pride of Michigan

Simple Adventures

Soaring Eagle Casino

Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce

WJR

Food

Detroit BBQ Company

Dickey’s Barbeque Pit

Hog Wild BBQ and Catering

Shuck 'n' Ladder Corn Roasting

Craft Beer

Rochester Mills Red

Shock Top

Petoskey Minds Eye IPA

Bud/Bud Light

and a very special Lake St Clair Toasted Lager

 

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