Down the Hatch hosts free event
Tracy Lawrence to perform April 23
Down the Hatch has recently attracted some big name musicians to Covington and the headliners will continue on April 23.
A fishing event and a performance by country music star Tracy Lawrence are the highlights of Down the Hatch’s Free-for-All event.
Beginning at 4 p. m. the Fishing Challenge and Outdoor Expo, sponsored by Harrah’s Casino, Pepsi and Cherokee Fishing and Wildlife Management, will invite patrons to throw a pole into a tank the size of a transporter on an 18-wheeler.
“There will be 50 tagged trout in the tank, so every time you catch a trout — you win something,” said Katy Mote, co-owner of Down the Hatch.
Anglers can win concert and baseball tickets, trips to Harrah’s casinos and one lucky fisherman will win $100,000 cash.
From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Cledus T. Judd, weekday morning and afternoon D.J. from 94.9 the Bull, will broadcast on a live remote from Down the Hatch.
“ He’s kind of like the Weird Al Yankovich of country music,” Mote said. “He makes up funny songs and has been in lots of videos.”
Nashville star Tracy Lawrence will begin his performance at 8 p. m. His new single “Find out who your friends are” on the album “For the Love,” has reached No. 6 on the country music charts.
Other giveaways include Tshirts and Bud Light-branded merchandise.
The 21-and-up event is free to enter.
“It’s just going to be an outstanding show, and this is something really big for Covington,” Mote said. “ We’ll have more things like this because we want to be an asset to Covington.”