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Capital City Lake Murray announces first celebrity judge for Southeastern BBQ Showdown

 Lake Murray, SC 04/01/2024 - Capital City/Lake Murray Country (CCLMC) is proud to unveil the first member of the Southeastern BBQ Showdown’s (SEBBQSD) esteemed judging panel. Mark Henry, known as "The World's Strongest Man," will be lending his expertise and charisma as a judge at the inaugural event June 14-15 at Segra Park. Standing at an imposing 6 feet 4 inches and boasting a storied wrestling career, Mark Henry's involvement marks an electrifying milestone for the SEBBQSD.


Hailing from Silsbee, Texas, Mark Henry is a force to be reckoned with. In 1996 he took home a gold medal at the Summer Olympics for weightlifting, later that year he made his WWE debut. Since then, he has dominated the wrestling scene with his impressive strength and athleticism. But there's more to Mark than just muscles—he's also a stand-up comedian who keeps audiences entertained with his quick wit and humor. In addition to his accomplishments, Mark is also passionate about fitness and healthy living. Through his Strong Kids program, he's on a mission to inspire the next generation to lead active and healthy lifestyles.


"We're thrilled to welcome Mark Henry to the Southeastern BBQ Showdown as a celebrity judge," said Miriam Atria, President/CEO of CCLMC. "His impressive presence, commitment to positivity, and high-caliber knowledge of competition make him the perfect addition to our judging panel."


The Southeastern BBQ Showdown will take place on June 14 &15, 2024, from 4 to 10:00 p.m. It will be held at Segra Park located at1640 Freed Street, Columbia, S.C.


Musical entertainment will be provided by the Band of Oz on Friday and the multi-Grammy® Award-Winning Band Alabama on Saturday.


Tickets can be purchased online now at: or in-person at Sebra Park’s Box Office at 1640 Freed Street, Columbia, SC 29201]


If you have questions, contact, Capital City/Lake Murray Country at 803-781-5940 x 200.


This announcement marks the first of many celebrity judge announcements for the Southeastern BBQ Showdown. Stay tuned as more celebrity judges will be announced soon!




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