The deadline to sign up for free tickets to the 2019 Mid-America Truck Show is Thursday, Feb. 28.
The annual truck show will be March 28-30 at the Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville. The Kentucky Exposition Center is at the junction of Interstate 65 and Interstate 264.
Attendees must be or accompany someone employed in the heavy-duty trucking industry. Attendees may register here.
After the deadline, attendees can register online or onsite at the Kentucky Exposition Center for $10.
MATS offers more than 1 million square feet of exhibit space and more than 1,000 exhibitors. There also will be demonstrations, seminars and other activities.
Outside in Lot J, behind the West Wing of the center, find the show trucks competing in the PKY Truck Beauty Championship. The PKY Light Show is scheduled for Thursday night, and the PKY parade is planned to start at 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Friday night will include a concert featuring country musicians Michael Ray and Runaway June.
The concert will be in the Freedom Hall at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show will start at 7 p.m. Complimentary tickets are available to MATS attendees at the Mobil Delvac booth, 18160, in the North Wing during show hours.
Ray was the winner of “The Next: Fame is at Your Doorstep,” which aired on The CW in 2012. He was mentored by John Rich of Big and Rich in the competition. He recently released his third album, “Amos.”
Runaway June became the first all-female trio in over a decade to score a Top 25 hit with their debut single, “Lipstick,” according to the MATS website. The group was nominated for 2018 ACM for New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year. The also recently released a self-titled album featuring the single “Buy My Own Drinks.”
In addition, musicians Gretchen Wilson, Jesse G., Bridgette Tatum, Jayne Denham and others will be at the Red Eye Radio booth in the South A lobby for live appearances and musical performances.
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association will have two booths at MATS.
OOIDA will be in Booth 11128 in the North Wing and Booth 65229 in the West Wing. You can catch OOIDA’s tour truck in the PKY Truck Beauty Championship in Lot J behind the West Wing.
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