SEMA Fest Builds Passion for Car Culture

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SEMA Fest 2023. Photo SEMA

SEMA Fest, a new two-day festival celebrating motorsports, music and car culture produced by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), is coming to the Las Vegas Festival Grounds Nov. 3-4.

In addition to two stages featuring 22 musical acts, SEMA Fest attendees will enjoy a variety of unforgettable motorsports entertainment, including demonstrations from Formula DRIFT, Hoonigan, and Nitro Circus.

“The SEMA Show is about preserving and promoting car culture, and instilling that passion for cars in younger, more entertainment-oriented generations,” said Tom Gattuso, SEMA Vice President of Events. “SEMA Fest will help us build new audiences that are passionate about the automotive lifestyle.”

The festival is the natural evolution of the passion for all things automotive exemplified at the SEMA Show.

Featured attractions include:

  • World-class drifting demos by Formula DRIFT teams
  • Extreme motorsports action by Hoonigan
  • Freestyle motocross and BMX Big Air show from Nitro Circus
  • Ride with Us – learn-to-ride motorcycle experience
  • Consumer marketplace with vendors, craft food, and more
  • E-Gaming experience and competition by NACL
  • Two festival stages featuring 22 diverse acts over two days showcasing a wide variety of musical genres

Motorsports activities will also be major headliners of the festival over the course of two days. Performances include:

Formula DRIFT: Formula DRIFT provides a series for the best professional drifters from around the globe to compete against each other. As the first official drifting series in North America, Formula DRIFT has taken competitive motorsports to the extreme, attracting drift fans and car enthusiasts from all walks of life, and established itself as the global leader for the sport.

Formula DRIFT will have the following drivers smoking tires at SEMA Fest: Rome Charpentier, Forrest Wang, Daniel Stuke, Jeff Jones, Trent Beechum, Blake Olsen, Kasey Kohl and Richard Advani.

Hoonigan: Hoonigan is not only bringing the Burnyard back to the SEMA Show, but they will also be throwing down exclusive live Hoonigan shows at SEMA Fest. Don’t miss the high-adrenaline mix of burning rubber, flying trucks, speeding cars, and breathtaking motorsports action–all headlined by Lia Block and Travis Pastrana. Get ready for a week of tire slaying mayhem with the Hoonigan team.

Nitro Circus: Nitro Circus is bringing its action-packed Freestyle Motocross (FMX) and Bicycle Motocross (BMX) Big Air show featuring stunts and tricks that push riders to their limits to SEMA Fest. Riders performing include FMX riders Adam Jones, Jarryd

McNeil, Beau Bamburg, Javier Villegas, Keith Sayers, and James Carter; and BMX riders Ryan Williams (BMX and Scooter), Aaron Wheelz Fotheringham (Wheelchair), Andy Buckworth, Kurtis Downs, Casey Ervin and Jared Wiedhour.

SEMA Fest will be held Nov. 3-4, 2023, at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds, an outdoor venue located along the famed Las Vegas Strip on the southwest corner of Sahara Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.semafest.com.



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