Bollywood enthusiasts in the US now have a new reason to rejoice! ShowFest introduces an annual calendar of carefully curated live experiences and music festivals featuring some of the biggest names of Bollywood. But that is not all!
At the onset of the big reveal, the evening began with the founders and conceptualizers, Karl Karla and Aanand Dawda introducing “ShowFest, a one-of-a-kind lifestyle membership” which brings South Asian Americans the future of Bollywood Live Experiences with a modern twist along with a multitude of ongoing benefits throughout the year.
ShowFest launches on 26 September, 2021 with a line-up of 5 Live Experiences like ‘Iconic – Timeless Moments of Bollywood’, ‘Addiction’, ‘Rewind’, ‘Arijit Singh Live’, and ‘U&We3 – Music.Moments.Memories’ & 2 Music Festivals including ‘Madness – A Fusion Music Fes’t, and ‘Sufitronix’.
With Season 1 commencing in six major locations, ShowFest has selected some of the top venues of North America like the Now Arena in Chicago, Oakland Arena in San Jose, Curtis Culwell Center in Dallas, Eagle Bank Arena in Washington DC, Cure Insurance Arena in New Jersey, and the GAS South Arena in Atlanta for the Indoor Live Experiences and venues like The Boomer Stadium in Chicago, The Dos Equis Pavilion in Dallas, Concord Pavilion in San
Jose, Prince George’s Stadium in Washington DC, PNC Bank Art Center in New Jersey, and Ameris Bank Amphitheatre in Atlanta for the Music Festivals.
ShowFest Experiences are headlined by some of the biggest names of Bollywood including Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Karisma Kapoor, Govinda, Raveena Tandon, Chunky Panday, Daler Mehndi, Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff, Kriti Sanon, Nora Fatehi,Pooja Hegde, Maniesh Paul, Arijit Singh, Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu, Ananya Birla, Vidya Vox, B Praak, KK, Shaan, Salim-Sulaiman, Richa Sharma, Harshdeep Kaur, DJ Akbar Sami, Salman Ali, Raj Pandit, and many more.
It is a global green initiative taking sustainability a notch higher, a unique synergy between
Showfest and Bhamla Foundation. Speaking about the Launch, Karl Kalra, Founder & Managing Partner, says, “Having curated innumerable shows with multiple artists over a decade, I noticed that the world was changing rapidly and therefore the North American
Bollywood Live industry needed an upgrade and an organized structure of operations. We were aware of the challenges faced by the artists, the creators, the organizers, and most importantly, the audiences”.
With ShowFest our vision is to create a loyalty based community for Bollywood enthusiasts in North America. Sharing about ShowFest, Aanand Dawda, Founder & Managing Partner,
said, “ I started my career with Bollywood Live events and have toured across 27 countries and over 60 cities”.
Composer Sulaiman Merchant says “ShowFest has created a unique property for the world of entertainment to experience each of live performances are definitely going to woo the audiences heart.”
Salim Merchant says “ShowFest is going change the experience of entertainment for the audience to the whole new level. It’s going to be a treat to the audience.”
ShowFest is a unique platform available both as a website and can be downloaded as a mobile application. (iOS & Android).