Celebrate 50 years of the Mid-America Trucking Show and reconnect with friends and colleagues over live music, $1 beers, food, and special activities to help raise donations for St. Christopher Trucker Relief Fund.


  • South Lobby

Date / Hours

  • Thursday, March 24
  • 6PM


Admission is free for all badged MATS attendees and exhibitors

Thanks to our sponsors for your support

Attendees will enjoy a festive evening of live entertainment, refreshments, and reconnecting with the MATS trucking community.

Beers & Bites

$1 beer and small bites will be served. Beers will be provided by local craft breweries.
All proceeds from the beer sales will go to St.Christopher Truckers Relief Fund.

JD Shelburne

One of the hardest-working singers in the business. Shelburne has logged over 2,500 performances to date, opening for acts such as ZZ Top, Miranda Lambert, Montgomery Gentry, and many other national acts. JD has appeared on CMT and performed “My Old Kentucky Home” at the Kentucky Derby, and is excited to perform at the MATS 50th Celebration!


As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Mid-America Trucking Show we are reminded of all of the support we have received from our exhibitors, attendees, and industry partners over the years. With this in mind, we would like to offer our support to those in our industry that are in need by giving to the St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund. We encourage all in attendance to offer a donation as well.

Donate to the Silent Auction to Benefit St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund

If you would like to make a donation to the silent auction being held during the opening night celebration, please submit the form below and we will follow up soon to discuss. Purchased Items, Products, or Vouchers for Service all make great donations that we can auction off to those in attendance. Those donating to the silent auction will be recognized during the event.
If you have any questions, please contact us at 502.899.3892