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Aldean will perform a surprise pop-up show at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, S.C., on Friday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. ET

PITTSBURGH (March 15, 2018) — Field & Stream, an outdoor specialty brand and retailer owned and operated by DICK’S Sporting Goods, is proud to announce a special performance by brand ambassador and country music super-star Jason Aldean to celebrate the 2018 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods.

Aldean, who has been a Field & Stream spokesperson since 2016, will perform a free pop-up set for local fans at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena (650 N. Academy Street) in downtown Greenville, SC, immediately following the Day One Weigh-In of the Bassmaster Classic. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors for the weigh-in will open at 3:15 p.m.

“We’re thrilled to bring to life Field & Stream’s partnership with Jason Aldean through this surprise pop-up show at the world’s premier bass fishing tournament,” said Robby Dorsch, Brand Manager, Field & Stream. “We know a lot of our consumers are also country music fans, so we’re excited to create this unique experience for those who will be in Greenville for this great event.”

Aldean’s surprise performance comes two weeks after receiving nominations for Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year at the 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards.

“I’ve always been into pretty much anything outdoors,” said Jason Aldean. “I grew-up fishing with my Dad and Grandad, so it’ll be cool to get out there with Field & Stream and be a part of this year’s Bassmaster Classic.”

Since 1971, the Bassmaster Classic has been considered the world championship event of bass fishing. The 2018 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods will take place on Lake Hartwell in Greenville, SC and feature more than 50 of the world’s top anglers.

“We are really excited to have Jason Aldean join us for a special performance at the Classic this year,” said B.A.S.S. CEO Bruce Akin. “Jason not only makes great music that perfectly connects with the Bassmaster fan base, but he is an avid angler and an honorary Life Member of B.A.S.S. This will be one of the most memorable weigh-ins in Classic history. Fans will get to see the greatest anglers on the planet and one of country music’s most talented artists all in the same night. And like every other activity and venue of Classic Week, admission is free.”

For additional details about Field & Stream, please visit fieldandstreamshop.com. To learn more about the 2018 Bassmaster Classic, please visit bassmaster.com.

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About Field & Stream:
Named for the iconic brand that for more than 140 years has been synonymous with outdoor experiences, the Field & Stream store offers a vast assortment of outdoor equipment, accessories and services in hunting, fishing, archery, camping and more. As of February 3, 2018, the Company operated 35 Field & Stream stores offering top of the line in-store services along with a wide variety of top national brands including Sig Sauer, 5.11, Carhartt, Shimano and Yeti, in addition to its exclusive offering of Field & Stream products. The Field & Stream trademark is owned by American Sports Licensing LLC, and is not associated with Field & Stream Magazine. For more information, visit FieldandStreamShop.com.

About the 2018 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods:
The 48th world championship of bass fishing, the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods will host 52 of the world’s best bass anglers competing for more than $1 million, March 16-18 on Lake Hartwell, South Carolina. Competition and takeoff will begin each day at 7:30 a.m. ET at the Green Pond Landing in Anderson (470 Green Pond Road). Weigh-ins will be held daily March 16-18 at 3:15 p.m. in the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in downtown Greenville (650 N. Academy Street).

In conjunction, the Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods will be open daily in Greenville at the TD Convention Center (1 Exposition Drive). Expo hours are Friday, March 16, noon – 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 17, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, March 18, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.

About Jason Aldean:
Aldean’s wide-open approach has made him a perennial live-show favorite in Country Music as he has headlined the biggest stadiums in the United States where “Aldean and his band rock hard and precise” (Houston Chronicle) and this year, his HIGH NOON NEON TOUR will launch on May 10. Certain to add fire to a career that’s already witnessed 19 chart-topping hits, he is “returning to his roots” (USA Today) for his upcoming album REARVIEW TOWN (out April 13), which is full of vignettes of life laid over electrifying rock n’ roll and country sounds, building upon that history. Its “vulnerable and slow burning” first single yearns with the well-worn sounds of hometown heroes Otis Redding and the Allman Brothers Band, as it kicks off REARVIEW TOWN’s fiercely confident set of songs that catapult between traditional country grooves, stadium-sized rock riffs and rap-style boom-thwacks. The new music follows Aldean’s last three albums that each bowed at No. One on the all-genre Billboard 200 albums chart and all seven of his previous LPs have achieved PLATINUM certification or better, tallying more than 15 million total album sales. For more information and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, www.jasonaldean.com.