GearFest ’12 is nearly here! GearFest is the largest music gear and pro audio exhibition in the country, and it takes place right here, on the Sweetwater campus in Fort Wayne, Indiana on June 22 and 23. We’re talking two full days of living the gear life with thousands of like-minded musicians, producers, and engineers from around the world. And, it’s completely free of charge!
What’s that, you need a reason to make the trip to Fort Wayne for the big show? We’ve got dozens of reasons for you to come! Let’s start with the celebrity presenters and performers. Ever wonder how Thomas Dolby makes his musical magic? In his workshop, he’ll be both discussing and playing his tunes! George Massenburg — one of the top engineer/producers ever, and also the inventor of the parametric EQ and manufacturer of stellar preamps, EQs, and compressors will be here. Bassist extraordinaire Marcus Miller will be giving a seminar. Guitarists Jeff Loomis and Lee Roy Parnell will be jamming. NY engineer/producer Fab Dupont will be recording, mixing, and mastering a full band, live on stage in our world-class Performance Theatre.
If that’s not enough, we’ve got more than $69,000 in gear to give away to lucky winners. You could win the guitar, keyboard, drums, mixer, software, interface, effects, or other gear of your dreams! Talk about making a trip worth while — taking home a pile of free gear will definitely do it!
Then there’s the gear tents, featuring more than 220 manufacturers on site displaying all of their latest and greatest gear — there will even be brand-new gear unveiled for the first time ever right here at GearFest. (Shhh, don’t tell anyone, it’ll be a secret just between us until the show opens.) Talk with the designers of the gear, then put your hands on the equipment and give it a try. It’s a gear fanatic’s dream!
Yeah, we’re excited about GearFest ’12. Every year GearFest gets bigger and better, and this year will top them all! Don’t miss out, make your plans to attend now — there’s still time to book travel and to get your pre-registration in! (Did we mention it’s all free?)
See you here on June 22 and 23!