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Learn from the Biggest Names in the Industry

With countless workshops and panels hosted by such icons as Dennis Chambers, Dave Pensado, Steve Vai, and Sylvia Massy, GearFest 2019 is your opportunity to learn from the best. Be sure to check back often, as we’ll continue to update our list of contributing music industry luminaries.

Adam Dutkiewicz
Guitarist — Killswitch Engage
Allen Sides
Producer/​Engineer — Eric Clapton, Alanis Morrissette
Benny Greb
Drum Instructor/​Clinician
Bill Evans
Fusion Saxophonist — Miles Davis, Mick Jagger
Billy Sheehan
Rock Bassist — Winery Dogs, Mr. Big
Bobby Dellarocco
Audio Engineer — Sweetwater
Bobby Owsinski
Surround Mixing Pioneer — Jimi Hendrix, Weird Al Yankovic
Carter McLean
Broadway Session Drummer — The Lion King
Casey Cooper
Online Drum Instructor — COOP3RDRUMM3R (YouTube)
Chris Lord-Alge
Mix Engineer — Green Day, Sugarhill Gang
Modern Prog/​Fusion Band
Craig Anderton
Music Industry Author/​Journalist
Dan Ankney
Live Sound/​Lighting Expert — Online Marketing
Daniel Fisher
Product Optimization/​Synthesist — Sweetwater
Danny Kortchmar
Session Guitarist — Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor
Daru Jones
Session Drummer — Jack White, Talib Kweli
Daryl Sutton
Lighting Expert — Chauvet Lighting
Dave Pensado
Producer/​Engineer — Pensado’s Place (YouTube)
David Pack
Singer, Producer — Ambrosia, Quincy Jones
Dennis Chambers
Session Drummer — Santana, John McLaughlin
DJ Shortee
DJ/​Producer — Solo Artist
Don Carr
Guitarist — Oak Ridge Boys, Sweetwater
Doyle Dykes
Fingerstyle Guitarist — Solo
Eric Johnson
Guitarist — Solo Artist
Fab Dupont
Mix Engineer — Madonna, Jennifer Lopez
Gavin Haverstick
Founder/​Owner — Haverstick Designs
Greg “Stryke” Chin
Producer, Remixer, DJ — P!nk, Depeche Mode
Greg Koch
Guitarist/​Gear Clinician
Greg Simon
Microphone System Designer — Sennheiser
Herb Trawick
Executive Producer/​Cohost — Pensado's Place
Jacob Dupre
Keyboard Artist — Sweetwater
Jacquire King
Producer/​Engineer — Modest Mouse, Kings of Leon
Jared Falk
Online Drum Instructor — Drumeo.com
Jeff "Skunk" Baxter
Session Guitarist — Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan
Jeff Komar
Product Specialist — Avid
Jeff McDonald
Recruiter/​Educator/​Musician — Sweetwater
Joel Stroetzel
Guitarist — Killswitch Engage
Johnny A
Guitarist — Solo, The Yardbirds
Jonathan Wyner
Producer/​Engineer — Pink Floyd, David Bowie
Josh Scott
Founder/​Owner — JHS Pedals
Kat Bowser
Session Vocalist — Tony Bennett, Russ Taff
Keith Carlock
Session Drummer — John Mayer, Steely Dan
Kenny Greenberg
Session Guitarist/​Producer/​Songwriter — Taylor Swift, Brooks & Dunn
Kent Morris
AVL Expert — In Touch Ministries
Kristina Schiano
Drummer/​Content Creator — Kristina Schiano (YouTube)
Lynette Williams
Keyboardist — Childish Gambino, Lalah Hathaway
Marcus Scott
Vocalist — Tower of Power, Solo Artist
Mark Cawley
Songwriter/​Songwriting Instructor — Diana Ross, Joe Cocker
Mark Hornsby
Producer/​Engineer — Garth Brooks, Sweetwater
Mark Magdich
Professional Vocalist — Sweetwater
Matt McCoy
Founder/​Owner — LoopCommunity.com
Michael Sweet
Guitarist/​Vocalist — Stryper, Solo
Mitch Gallagher
Author/​Editor/​Guitarist — Sweetwater
Nathan Heironimus
Producer/​Engineer — Sweetwater
Nick Bowcott
Content Creator/​Guitarist — Sweetwater, Grim Reaper
Nick D'Virgilio
Session Drummer — Genesis, Sweetwater
Paul Reed Smith
Owner/​Founder — PRS Guitars
Pete Thorn
Guitarist/​Content Creator — Solo, Chris Cornell
Randall Smith
Owner/​Founder — Mesa/​Boogie
Rich Redmond
Session Drummer — Jason Aldean, Keith Urban
Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder
Virtuoso Mandolinist — Solo, Emmylou Harris
Rob Scallon
Guitarist/​Content Creator — Rob Scallon (YouTube)
Rudy Sarzo
Session Rock Bassist — Ozzy Osbourne, The Guess Who
Russ Berger
Acoustical Engineer — Russ Berger Designs
Steve Stine
World-renowned Guitar Instructor — GuitarZoom.com
Steve Vai
Guitarist Virtuoso/​Composer — Solo, Frank Zappa
Sweetwater Guitar Workshop
Expert repairs, mods, setups
Sylvia Massy
Producer/​Engineer — Tool, System of a Down
The Sweetwater All Stars
Soul/​Funk Band
Tim Pierce
Session Guitarist — Rick Springfield, Rascal Flatts
Tom Hemby
Guitarist — Faith Hill, Rob Thomas
Tore Mogensen
Designer/​Product Manager — Universal Audio

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