New Stage Adds Energy to SEMA Show Outdoor Area

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Music and activities will anchor the stage throughout the week, with a keynote from Bill Carlton and the “Texas Metal” cast and the announcement of the
SEMA Battle of the Builders also taking place

DIAMOND BAR, CA – October 30, 2022 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – The new SEMA Show Out Front Stage will add energy and excitement to the 2022 SEMA Show, with activities and presentations starting on Monday, Oct. 31 (before the Show officially opens), and continuing through Friday, Nov. 4, when the SEMA Battle of the Builders winner is announced. Located in the lot just outside of the Las Vegas Convention Center’s Grand Lobby entrance, the stage will serve as a key destination for Showgoers.

“For many people, the SEMA Show Out Front Stage will ‘welcome’ them to SEMA Show,” said Tom Gattuso, SEMA vice president of events. “The area will set the tone and mood for what the SEMA Show represents. We’re excited for the industry to unite in Las Vegas and hope the SEMA Show Out Front Stage will add to the spirit of the Show.”

Among the scheduled activities taking place at the stage is the keynote featuring Bill Carlton and the cast of “Texas Metal” being interviewed by industry personality Cristy Lee. Taking place Thursday, Nov. 3, at 9:30 a.m., the one-hour session will entertain and give Showgoers a chance to hear directly from the stars behind the popular reality-TV program.

On Friday, Nov. 4, at 3:30 p.m., the winner of the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition will be announced at the SEMA Show Out Front Stage. With the competition unfolding throughout the week, the ultimate winner will be named just before the SEMA Show concludes and the SEMA Cruise kicks off.

Showgoers will be able to watch as other closed events take place at the stage, including the National Auto Body Council’s (NABC) SEMA Celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 9:00 a.m. Open exclusively to NABC members, the council will present awards, announce its Hall of Eagles recipients, and present nine Las Vegas veterans and families with a donated vehicle through the NABC Recycled Rides Program. Also taking place at the Stage is a closed event for exhibitors and media on Monday, Oct. 31.

The SEMA Show Out Front Stage (sometimes referred to as the “Reveal Stage” or the “Entertainment Stage”) is joined by other attractions in Silver Lot, including the Pennzoil “Dare to Perform” Experience and the eBay Motors Experience. For details and a floorplan on the attractions at the 2022 SEMA Show taking place Nov. 1-4 in Las Vegas, Nev., visit or download the official SEMA Show Mobile App from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

About SEMA and the SEMA Show

The SEMA Show is a trade show produced by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), a nonprofit trade association founded in 1963. Since the first SEMA Show debuted in 1967, the annual event has served as the leading venue bringing together manufacturers and buyers within the automotive specialty equipment industry. Products featured at the SEMA Show include those that enhance the styling, functionality, comfort, convenience, and safety of cars and trucks. Additional details are available at or, 909/396-0289.

Source: Specialty Equipment Market Association