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Confluence Festival created to celebrate inaugural NASCAR Cup Series weekend at Gateway

ST. LOUIS – The 80,000-plus fans projected to attend the upcoming NASCAR Cup Series’ Enjoy Illinois 300 Presented by TicketSmarter race and related festivities will be entertained at every turn throughout race weekend. Live performances will begin at the Ballpark Village Fan Fest presented by Enterprise on June 2 and will continue at World Wide Technology Raceway from June 3-5, concluding with a post-race concert.

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Confluence Festival: Crossroads of Concert & Community – a showcase of innovation, talent and live entertainment – represents the region’s communities coming together in welcoming NASCAR, the No. 1 form of motorsports in the U.S, to World Wide Technology Raceway.

“We promised our fans a world-class event, and this festival will deliver on a whole new level,” said Curtis Francois, owner and CEO of World Wide Technology Raceway. “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.”

In addition to live music, several interactive STEM activities, including RaceAR (featuring first-of-its-kind augmented reality race simulations developed by World Wide Technology), will be demonstrated on the Midway. Community youth programs will showcase robotics, karting and STEM through hands-on activities, while an esports tournament determines the winner of a 16-team local high school double-elimination contest hosted live on the Midway prior to the NASCAR Cup Series race on June 5.

“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,” said David L. Steward, founder and chairman of World Wide Technology. “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.”

Surprise live entertainment announcements are still to come. While a complete live entertainment schedule will be released later, the lineup currently includes:

  • 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 & The Dirty Boys
  • Marquise Knox
  • Saint Boogie Brass Band
  • DJ Mahf
  • Red and Black Brass Band
  • Lamar Harris
  • Michael B. Whit
  • Malena Smith
  • FanFare (World Wide Technology employee band)
  • Special performances by The Muny, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Jazz St. Louis and The Sheldon; featuring: Kennedy Holmes, Keyon Harrold, Brian Owens, Jean Baylor and Shedrick Mitchell

Ballpark Village Fan Fest presented by Enterprise and Enterprise Infield Fan Zone Experience

Race weekend will officially kick off on June 2 with a NASCAR hauler parade through downtown St. Louis and the free Ballpark Village Fan Fest presented by Enterprise from 4-8 p.m CT.

Ticketed fans who purchase the additional Enterprise Infield Fan Zone Experience on race days will enjoy infield amenities, including a tented concession area, driver appearances, access to walk the track prior to the race and VIP viewing of the main stage entertainment, before and after the race.

To purchase tickets to the NASCAR Cup Series race, visit MetroTix.com or call 618-215-8888. For more information about the Enjoy Illinois 300 Presented by TicketSmarter NASCAR Cup Series race at World Wide Technology Raceway, visit WWTRaceway.com.