It’s not too early to start making your plans to attend the 13th Annual GearFest! What is GearFest? Part trade show, part educational seminar, part music conference, GearFest includes hundreds of manufacturers showing their latest and greatest gear, seminars with some of the world’s leading musicians, engineers, producers, and gear designers, special gear pricing throughout the weekend, tens of thousands of dollars in gear giveaways, a musician’s flea market, the change to mingle and network with artists and engineers/producers from around the world, and much, much more.
GearFest takes place each year right here at Sweetwater’s Fort Wayne campus — and unlike other trade shows or conferences, it’s totally free of charge and open to the public!
The 13th Annual GearFest, which takes place on June 6 and 7, 2014, is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever, so far currently scheduled celebrity appearances include:
- Billy Sheehan (bassist for David Lee Roth, Mr. Big, Niacin, The Winery Dogs)
- Larry Dunn (keyboards, Earth, Wind, & Fire)
- Devin Townsend (guitar/vocal, Strapping Young Lad, Steve Vai)
- Kenny Aronoff (drums, John Mellencamp, Bob Seger, Elton John, John Fogerty)
- Richard Chycki (producer/engineer, Rush, Aerosmith, Mick Jagger, Dream Theater)
- Ed Cherney (producer/engineer, Eric Clapton, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Rolling Stones, Iggy Pop)
- Bil Vorndick (producer/engineer, Bob Dylan, Alison Krauss, Bela Fleck)
- Stephen Marsh (mastering engineer, Los Lobos, Kenny Loggins, Megadeth)
- Plus many more, with more to come! (Check out the current list, here)