2024 Show Schedule

Hook The Future Kids Fishing Clinics

FREE Rod & Reel Combo for Participants
Saturday: Noon & 2pm
Sunday: Noon & 2pm
Located in the Parking Garage

Captain Don Dingman, host of the TV Show “Hook the Future” and long-time Captain, leads educational and entertaining fishing clinics at major boat shows and events across the Southeast. Don has a passion for teaching thousands of families annually how to succeed in fishing, while spending quality time in the outdoors with people you love.

At the end of each clinic kids will have an opportunity for questions and answers followed by a kids-only free raffle with dozens of great prizes. Kids (clinic participants only) will go home with a free Hook the Future/ Carolina Skiff custom rod & reel combo.

Corey Bishop, “Current Angling”

Locating Lowcountry Redfish
Saturday: 11am
Sunday: Noon
Location: Main entrance upstairs Meeting Room 11

After leaving behind the arid landscapes of Arizona eight years ago, Capt. Corey Bishop found solace in the waterways of the Lowcountry. As a Marine, law enforcement veteran, and former big game hunting guide, Corey has had many experiences that shape his fast-paced, analytical approach to the tranquil yet challenging kayak fishing world. He finds joy in the simplicity of casting lines and sharing fishing tips with others on his YouTube channel, “Current Angling”.

Saltfish Charters

Presented by Michael Waller, Jason Broom and Brian Garris

Michael Waller and Jason Broom- Saturday: 12:30pm
Michael Waller and Brian Garris – Sunday: 1:30pm
Location: Show entrance upstairs in Meeting Room 11

Local Charleston captains will show you what fish are biting now, what bait to use to catch them, and where to find them.

Captain Mike Waller

Safer Boater’s
Saturday at 3:30pm
Sunday at 3pm

Captain Mike Waller will cover the essentials of basic boating safety, from proper care and maintenance to indispensable equipment and optional accessories, ensuring you and yours are well-equipped for a secure and enjoyable boating experience. 

Captain Michael Waller is a certified instructor trainer and seasoned charter captain who has been navigating the waters of Charleston, South Carolina, for over five decades. He has a reputation for being friendly, professional, and passionate about boating. After obtaining his captain’s license, he started his career as a charter guide on Kiawah Island in 2004. Captain Mike now specializes in SaferBoater Training, sheepshead, and inshore fishing, completing hundreds of trips annually. He has won numerous tournaments and awards and has been featured in the local newspaper dozens of times as a local boating expert.

Gettys Brannon

South Carolina Boating & Fishing Alliance (SCBFA), Founder & CEO

Gettys founded SCBFA in 2021. Prior to that, he worked as a journalist and media specialist for Bassmaster and JM Productions. As the former President of the University of South Carolina Bass Fishing Team, Brannon won the College Fishing National Championship, was a two-time College Fishing All-American and FLW Cup Qualifier. He has been featured in numerous outdoors publications and major
networks, including the ESPN family of networks, NBC Sports, B.A.S.S. Times, Bassmaster Magazine and included in Boating Industry Magazine’s 40 under 40. Brannon has briefed numerous local and national leaders on issues facing the boating and fishing industry in South Carolina, including former President Donald Trump, former Vice President Mike Pence, members of Congress and state decision makers.

Seminar Info:
“Boats, Fish & Politics”
Saturday: 2pm
Main Entrance, upstairs meeting room 11

Gettys will discuss the importance of conservation, advocacy, and grassroots engagement in the legislative process to protect and expand boaters and anglers rights and ability to use our waterways.

SCDNR Boating Virtual Trainer

Enjoy the high-quality graphics of a realistic experience navigating a boat. The simulator offers learning platforms where you can learn about docking, mooring, pivot turns, and more on a virtual waterway.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Located in Parking Lot

Face Painting

Susan Fedor, local artist and fact painter & children’s entertainer since 2000

Saturday Noon – 4pm
Sunday Noon – 4pm

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lowcountry create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the great power and promise of youth. By purchasing a Big Boat Raffle Ticket, you will play an important role in helping us to fulfill our mission to create and support one-to one mentoring relationships.

Music at the Charleston Boat Show

Located in the Parking Lot

Chris Dodson

POP. ROCK. JAZZ. R&B. SONGWRITER. TEACHER – Chris began playing at age 13 and has been writing and recording original music since 2002. He can be seen playing most anywhere in the Charleston and surrounding areas.

Saturday 11:30am – 2:30pm
Sunday 11:30am – 2:30pm

Jack Triebold

Cutting his teeth on country music and classic rock, Jack Triebold began playing finger style guitar (think Chet Atkins) at the tender age of 8, and got his start playing lead guitar in contemporary church services by age 11. His influencers include Brad Paisley, Tommy Emmanuel, Jerry Reed, Brent Mason, Lincoln Brewster, Prince, Eddie Van Halen, Joe Robinson, and Keith Urban. Based in Charleston, SC, Jack plays all types of music as a solo artist, in multiple duos, and in full bands, as requested. He offers a wide variety of music, playing everything from country, rock and pop, to Christian, cocktail music, and background instrumentals. He has won several awards and honors over the years, and played many events/festivals, weddings, corporate events, and shows, including WoodSongs in 2019, nationally televised on PBS.

Friday 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Sunday 2:30pm – 5:00pm

Justin Hodge

Finger style instrumental guitar player who specializes in singing classic hits. Four-time nominated Charleston’s Best Musician by Charleston city paper. A nationwide musical act as a one man band.

Saturday 2:30pm – 6:00pm

Seafood Cooking Demonstrations

Chef Chris Seley, R Kitchen

Shipwreckless Sunrise: Seafood Splendor for Breakfast Adventurers
Friday 1:30pm

Chris has been cooking since he was 16 and has been lucky enough to have been mentored by some very passionate chefs such as Linda Hanpstead-Fox of The Bindery in Denver, Anthony DiBernardo of Swig and Swine, Steve Boyer and Justine Knise of R Kitchen, Justin Knise of R Kitchen. Chris loves all food, but especially breakfast. It can be recklessly awesome but also elevated at the same time.

Chef Mary Langebartel, Daddy’s Food Truck

Flavors of the Stream: Trout and Bacon Hash Breakfast Delight
Friday 3:00pm

With an impressive 12-year tenure in the restaurant industry, Mary brings a wealth of expertise and an unmatched zeal for her craft. Her greatest joy lies in witnessing the sheer delight that washes over people’s faces as they savor the dishes she so lovingly prepares. For Mary, cooking is not merely a skill; it’s an art that resonates in every bite, connecting her with each person who indulges in her creations.

Chef Fred Neuville, Fat Hen

Ocean Elegance Meets Southern Comfort: Flounder Nicoise OverBacon Cheese Grits
Saturday 11:30am

Chef Fred has been the founding Chef / Partner of some of Charleston’s favorite restaurants. In 2007 Chef Neuville left to go out on his own with his family and open Fat Hen Restaurant (Low Country French). Neuville spent his days in the restaurant fast lane making an indelible mark on the Charleston food scene. He now enjoys family life and recently welcomed a new grandson into the world!

Chef Willie Jenkins, Waters Edge

Sheep’s Head Delight – A Feast from the Depths
Saturday 1:00 pm

Very passionate about what he does, Willie takes pride in making his culinary vision become a reality. He also really enjoys the challenges of being diligent and budget oriented, which in today’s market can certainly be a challenge. After working up and down the coast for his career, Wille loves the atmosphere of Historic Shem Creek. It brings him a lot of joy and satisfaction knowing that his dishes help create memories for so many of Charleston’s friends and family.

Chef Reggie Miller, Private Chef

Saturday 2:30pm
A Golden Elixir: Whiskey & Orange cured Tile Fish Dance
Saturday 4:00pm
A Crab Symphony on Golden Shores: A Harmony of Crab Cakes &
Golden Rice Risotto

Reggie is very passionate about nutrition and sourcing fresh high-quality ingredients. He is a huge supporter of local farmers, fishmongers, and meat purveyors and believes these practices ensure the best outcome for people and the planet. Reggie always looks for ways to make sure your meals are both delicious and nutritious.

Kevin Bruntz, Executive Chef at Fratellos

Mediterranean Maestro: Italian-Inspired Sea Bass Brilliance
Sunday 12:30pm

With a culinary journey spanning over three decades, Chef Kevin stands as a seasoned maestro in the world of gastronomy. Throughout the years, he has honed his craft, becoming a revered figure in the vibrant Charleston food scene. Chef Bruntz’s expertise shines through in every dish, a testament to his unwavering commitment to culinary excellence and innovation. His culinary legacy is not just a testament to his skills but a celebration of the rich tapestry of flavors he has woven over the years.

Chef Jeff Allen, Millers All Day

Southern Serenity: Shrimp & Grits Bliss
Sunday 2:00 pm

The son of a career chef, Jeff grew up around restaurants and kitchens throughout his childhood. Throughout his professional career, Jeff has gained experience and further his knowledge of different ingredients and cuisines. Since relocating to Charleston, S.C. in 2014, Allen has proven his talent and culinary expertise while helping to open some coveted new concepts, including Wood & Grain and SAVI Cucina + Wine Bar while at SAVI he was among the areas top 3 finalists for Best Chef Mount Pleasant.