South By Southwest Expands Music Gear Expo
February 19, 2015 at 1:19 PM (PT)
The SXSW MUSIC GEAR EXPO will return to the AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER on THURSDAY, MARCH 19th through SATURDAY, MARCH 21st, from 11a-6p (CT) in EXHIBIT HALL 5. The EXPO is open to registrants, showcasing artists and the general public with a free GUEST PASS available in advance or onsite.
Now in its sixth year, the SXSW MUSIC GEAR EXPO has become a destination for musicians, buyers, gear and tech aficionados. This year’s expo features the addition of the JOHN LENNON EDUCATIONAL TOUR BUS and the interactive SYNTH SPACE.
The LENNON BUS is the premier, non-profit mobile pro-audio and video recording studio and production facility, celebrating what would have been its namesake's 75th birthday.
The SYNTH SPACE features innovations by top brands such as NOVATION and KORG. The MUSIC GEAR EXPO APP ANNEX is devoted solely to the world of digital music-creation and virtual instrument apps, allowing users to interface with everything from virtual guitars, keyboards and drums to mixing and DJ software.
Other top attractions include THE SHRED SHED PRESENTED BY PAUL REED SMITH GUITARS, which allows players to turn it up to "11" in an isolation booth stocked with PRS guitars and amps; and The DELI STOMPBOX EXHIBIT, an interactive guitar pedal showcase which gives attendees the ability to plug in and play hundreds of pedals from the industry’s top manufacturers such as DUNLOP, STRYMON, T-REX, TC ELECTRONIC, SEYMOUR DUNCAN, SOLIDGOLDFX, RED PANDA LAB, MOD KIDS DIY and DARKGLASS ELECTRONICS, among others..
Musicians will be able to have their guitars worked on by a professional onsite technician, purchase strings, drum heads and any other last-minute performance needs from the GEAR EXPO STORE BY STRAIT MUSIC.
Exhibitors at this year's MUSIC GEAR EXPO include SWEETWATER STUDIOS, BOHEMIAN STUDIOS, WUNDER AUDIO, TAYLOR GUITARS, PROPELLERHEAD, TELEFUNKEN, HAMMOND, HUNGATE CASES, SQUARE AMPS and more. For a complete list of exhibitors please visit sxsw.com/exhibitions/music-gear-expo/exhibitors.