The Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic is headed back to the Tennessee River! The prestigious championship bass tournament — widely known as the “Super Bowl of Bass Fishing” — will be held March 24-26 in downtown Knoxville and on the University of Tennessee Campus. Here’s more information on how you can attend the biggest event in bass fishing. Check back as this page will be updated with details as they are finalized. 

All of the events are free to the public!

Kickoff Party

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Join us as we kick off the most exciting event in bass fishing on the Plaza Terrace located at the Knoxville Convention Center!

Live music, kids activities and more! 


Daily takeoffs will be from Volunteer Landing in downtown Knoxville each competition day.


Weigh-ins will take place in Thompson-Boling Arena on the University of Tennessee campus — a 20,000-seat facility that is fifth largest in the country. 


The fan-favorite Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo will be held in the Knoxville Convention Center and the adjacent World’s Fair Exhibition Hall where exhibitors will be on-site selling a variety of merchandise for fishing, hunting, camping, and more – an outdoor enthusiast’s dream!

Check out “The Toyota Ride & Drive” to see which Toyota is perfect for you!

Military and First Responder Appreciation Days
Friday is Military Appreciation Day and Saturday is First Responder Appreciation Day!
Show your military/first responder ID to a staff member in the Bassmaster booth and get a free Bassmaster hat! Limited to the first 100 people each day.

B.A.S.S. Life and Nation members!
Register for your personalized credential here. 

Friday, March 24, 2023 – Media/B.A.S.S. Life & Nation Members 
                                             Members Preview
                                           11 a.m. – Noon
                                           General Public
                                           Noon – 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 25, 2023 – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, March 26, 2023 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Click here to help plan your Bassmaster Classic trip to Knoxville!

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