Country Music Artist Tracy Byrd will appear at Texas Marine in Beaumont  on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 2:00 pm to kick off his annual Big Bass Tournament.

The Tracy Byrd Big Bass Tournament sponsored by Texas Marine and Ranger Boats will take place on Saturday, April 26 at the Umphrey Family Pavilion on Lake Sam Rayburn in Jasper. Prizes will be awarded to the Top 5 fish every hour and to the overall Top 40 fish of the Tournament. A brand new 2008 177TR 40th Anniversary Edition Ranger Bass Boat and Trailer with motor valued at over $30,000 will be given away as the grand prize provided by Texas Marine and Ranger Boats. 

Hourly prizes are sponsored by Wrangler and CHRISTUS Health Southeast Texas. Top 40 Prizes provided by Berkley, Lucky Strike, Tyler County ATV, Justin Boots, American Rodsmiths, and Mossy Oak Camouflage. 

“I hope all my Beaumont friends come out to see me at Texas Marine so I can tell them in person just how incredible the upcoming Beaumont Boys Bash Weekend is gonna be,” enthused Byrd. “And, I’m especially excited to bring back the Big Bass Tournament after taking some time off for us to get back on our feet from Rita. It’s going to be bigger and better than ever and we’re gonna have a lot of fun!” 

Byrd has held the annual Bass Tournament for the last 10 years as a part of his Homecoming Weekend. After taking 2 years off to let the area recover from Hurricane Rita, he has brought the event back as a part of a new charity weekend called the Beaumont Boys Bash. The weekend will feature Byrd along with fellow country music artists Mark Chesnutt and Zona Jones. All three artists hail from Beaumont and they have teamed together to “Make A Difference At Home!” The weekend of events will include the Bass Tournament, Concert, and Golf Tournament. 

Proceeds from the Beaumont Boys Bash Weekend will benefit Children’s Miracle Network, Netcasters Youth Ministries, the Garth House, Boy’s and Girl’s Haven and the Humane Society. Children’s Miracle Network will use the proceeds to remodel the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit for children at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Beaumont. 

For tournament questions, please contact the Tournament Director, David Concienne, at (409) 727-8941. If you would like to receive an entry to the Tracy Byrd Big Bass Tournament or if you would like to help sponsor or donate to this event, please contact Kerri Taliaferro at (615) 465-8152 or