Now in its fourth year, Pro Audio's block party is set to take over Los Angeles and Nashville. Pensado's Place and Vintage King are teaming up once again to produce the Gear Expo. Attendees will once again be able to demo gear, talk directly with manufacturer reps, watch live interviews, mingle with celebrity guests, listen to live music, win prizes, enjoy local food trucks and meet Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick of Pensado's Place.
These free events will take place at Vintage King's award-winning facilities in L.A. and Nashville. Gear Expo Los Angeles takes place on Saturday, June 11, and Gear Expo Nashville lands on Saturday, Oct. 22.
"Getting high profile musicians, producers, engineers and gear-makers together with block party-goers is ideal," said Mike Nehra, Vintage King co-founder. "It's like a mini-convention, but in a more relaxed and fun setting."
Gear Expo special guests include top artists, engineers, producers and industry notables who represent the music community. The two Gear Expos will also feature an Electronic Instruments For Stage and Studio panel, featuring live performances by industry pros using Moog, Native Instruments and Ableton instruments.
The list of title sponsors comprises prominent names in professional audio, M.I. and audio education, including Audio-Technica, AVID, The Blackbird Academy, Chandler Limited and API, with more to be announced as the events draw near.
"We are very excited to return to Nashville and Los Angeles for our fourth annual Gear Expos," stated Trawick, Gear Expo Executive Producer. "Last year was the biggest pro audio block party that Music City had ever seen, and this year in both Nashville and L.A. we are going to top it. We're going to have a blast providing hands-on educational information and demonstrations that you cannot find anywhere else."
The Gear Expo producers include:
• Dave Pensado - Co-host of Pensado's Place, GRAMMY(r)-winning mix engineer and teacher
• Herb Trawick - Gear Expo Executive Producer and Co-host/Executive Producer/Creator of Pensado's Place
• Shevy Shovlin - Gear Expo Producer and Agency Director at Headroom for Days
Photo by Philip Macias
For more information, visit thegearexpo.com.