While racing fans seldom get a chance to see all of the things that are going on during weekend from the comfort of their sofas, race weekends are frequently a major event that includes bounce houses, vendors, lots of food, and a general feel of a carnival. It is not uncommon for fans at the track to be treated to a concert while at the track.
World Wide Technology Raceway has taken that atmosphere to the next level and beyond by joining forces with Confluence Festival: Crossroads of Concert & Community for an entire weekend of events that begin on June 2 and continues on through June 5 that will include over a dozen musical performances.
World Wide Technology Raceway expects some 80,000 fans to come for the weekend and the Enjoy Illinois 300 on Sunday.
Owner and CEO of World Wide Technology Raceway Curtis Francois spoke on the festival saying, “we promised our fans a world-class event, and this festival will deliver on a whole new level. Collectively, with our incredible partners World Wide Technology, we have developed a phenomenal lineup of entertainment and engagement opportunities that show the world how excited the St. Louis region is about hosting this race.”
RaceAR – race simulations, robotics, karting, and an e-sports tournament will all be a part of the festivities.
Founder and Chairman of World Wide Technology David L. Steward also spoke on the weekend’s events saying, “St. Louis is making history with the Enjoy Illinois 300 NASCAR Cup Series race weekend – a spectacular, must-see four-day celebration for our region. When not cheering for the world’s best drivers, fans will enjoy several genres of live music and activities that showcase technology and innovation, reflecting our goal of making World Wide Technology Raceway the most tech‑forward track, entertainment and education venue in racing.”
While more acts are expected to be announced; Old Dominion, Nelly, Cole Swindell, Jimmie Allen, Kameron Marlowe, Dee Jay Silver, Alexandra Kay, Tim Dugger, River Kittens, The Steve Ewing Band, Zhivegas, Joe Dirt and the Dirty Boys, Marquise Knox, Saint Boogie Brass Band, DJ Mahf, Red and Black Brass Band, Lamar Harris, Michael B. Whit, Malena Smith, and FanFame (a WWT employee band) are all scheduled to be a part of the festivities.
The weekend begins with a hauler parade through downtown St. Louis and a Ballpark Village Fan Fest beginning at 4pm local time.
Fans who purchase tickets for the race will get to walk the track prior to the race and have access to driver appearances.
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