Auto enthusiasts are very passionate about their hobby. From early model Chevys and Fords to late model sports cars, every car has a place in somebody’s heart. You know just how much they really enjoy the industry by the way they live a breathe cars every day.
It even seeps into the little things they do like retail and online gambling where the racing car theme has become an important slot category unto itself. Some of which feature bountiful no deposit bonuses. In fact, a top slot software developer recently released the first slot machine that features a steering wheel this year!
Great car shows have been have been popping up all over the U.S. for decades. Of the ones that automotive enthusiasts seem to treasure the most, not many are bigger and better than the annual SEMA Show. Yes, it’s that time of year again. It’s also time for music-loving automotive enthusiasts to join in the fun at the SEMA Fest 2023.
About SEMA Show 2023
The SEMA Show 2023 is scheduled to run from Tuesday, Oct. 31 to Friday, Nov. 3, 2023, at the massive Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s noteworthy that this is a trade show only. It is not open to the public.
Attendees are expected to be part of or employed in the automotive industry with a focus on the aftermarket specialty equipment industry realm. Proof of automotive industry affiliation will be required during the registration process. After affiliation verification has been completed, registered attendees will receive SEMA badges that will grant them access to the exhibit hall.
To clarify, attendees are not required to be SEMA members. However, they must have a direct affiliation with the aftermarket specialty equipment industry. The event registration fee will be $120 per person, starting on September 30th until the event has concluded. Registrations may be handled online or at the door while the event is in process.
This year’s event is expected to draw over 70,000 buyers from all over the world. The massive crowd will get an opportunity to visit over 2,000 exhibits that will feature some of the latest and most innovative specialty equipment the automotive industry has ever produced. Booth purchases are still available for interested merchants.
SEMA Fest 2023
When the SEMA Show concludes, it will be time for the real party to begin. The real party begins on November 4, 2023, and ends the following day on November 5, 2023. It’s called SEMA Fest 2023.
SEMA Fest is like an amusement park for automotive enthusiasts. Yes, that includes trade people with the general public invited in to enjoy the festivities. SEMA Fest will be held on the Las Vegas Festival grounds. Note: The festival grounds are located on the Vegas Strip at the corner of Sahara Ave. and Las Vegas Blvd.
Tickets for the two-day event are currently available online. Tickets will also be sold at the gate on event days. The purchase of a two-day ticket ensures the ticketholder will have access to everything going on at the Festival grounds.
Some of the featured entertainment events will include
- World Class Drifting display and competitions
- Off-road technique demonstrations
- Consumer marketplace for retail purchases of specialty equipment
- Motocross free-styling
- Multiple concert stages manned by some of the best bands in the world
Stay tuned for the scheduling of more exciting attractions and events.
It’s all about the Music
Even car lovers won’t mind taking a break away their pastime long enough to enjoy music from some of the best bands in the world. Each day of SEMA Fest will feature a unique line-up of bands, performing throughout the day on multiple stages.
Here is a tentative line-up of bands by day. Note: times and ordering are subject to change all the way up to the start of SEMA Fest.
Friday’s roster is expected to include:
- Incubus – headliner
- Wiz Khalifab – headliner
- Third Eye Blind
- Ayron Jones
- Bones UK
- Chase Matthew
- Paper Idol
- Rome & Duddy
Saturday’s roster is expected to include:
- Imagine Dragons – headliner
- AJR – headliner
- Brooke Alexx
- Dead Sara
- Good Boy Daisy
- Hot Crazy
- Meg Meyers
- The Foxies
- The Struts
- Walk the Moon
With lineups like this, do you really want to miss out on the festivities? Along with the events, concerts, and exhibits, there will also be plenty of food and drink available throughout the Festival grounds. Of course, this is Las Vegas. If you can’t find overnight accommodations, you aren’t looking.