ROUGHRIDER INK & IRON EXPO
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2018 | 2 PM – 12 AM (INK ONLY)
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 | 10 AM – 12 AM
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2018 | 10 AM – 8 PM
VETERANS MEMORIAL ARENA
1201 7TH AVENUE E, WEST FARGO, ND 58078
Tickets on sale now.
Single-day ticket, $10; weekend pass, $25.
Additional fees may apply.
Returning for a fifth year, the 2018 Roughrider Ink & Iron Expo (RIIE) will make its debut at a new venue this fall—the Veterans Memorial Arena in West Fargo. RIIE is an event combining two separate genres that align when we compare the skill, artistry, and expression shared by tattoos and motorcycles. The weekend-long, all ages event will feature the best of ink and iron with live tattooing from local and regional artists, custom motorcycles, and much more. RIIE stands by its commitment to give back to the community and will be donating a portion of ticket sales to Make-A-Wish North Dakota.
After previous years of designating separate areas for the tattoo artists and bike displays, the venue change will bring all vendors onto one level for a more cohesive experience. “Moving to Veterans Arena gives us the opportunity we’ve never had before of keeping all elements of the expo together on a single level,” said Jade Nielsen, founder and president of Jade Presents. “One of the main purposes of this event has always been about the shared relationship between tattoos and motorcycles, and this venue will really let us highlight that this year.”
Aimed at providing education, recognition, and empowerment of the original canvas while also celebrating the incredible artistry of custom motorcycles, RIIE creates an environment equally approachable for the novice as well as the most hard-core among all artists, enthusiasts, and fans. Last year’s RIIE brought in 50 tattoo artists and over 120 motorcycles, along with live music, entertainment from Blue Belle’s Burlesque, and special guest Danielle Colby of American Pickers.
Register online at roughriderexpo.com to become a vendor, submit a custom bike, or be a featured tattoo artist. Be sure to keep an eye on RIIE’s website and Facebook page for the latest event updates.
Single-day tickets and weekend passes are on sale now at Amarok Tattoo Studio, Golden Needle Tattoo Studio, the Tickets300 box office, or by calling (866) 300-8300. Tickets will also be available at the door the day of the event.