Calling all regional musicians. Pay some heed to this recent bit of press about the return of the “Fear The Riff” Expo. The full press release is below and don’t worry I will return with some closing thoughts at the end of course.
The Press Release:
The 2nd Annual FEAR THE RIFF EXPO will be coming to Brooklyn on August 11th, 2018. Gearheads, effects aficionados and fans who want to meet their heroes alike will enjoy the event, happening at the Brooklyn Expo Center from 10am through 6pm.
The Guitar industry is in the midst of a true renaissance. A surge of innovative boutique and small batch crafters have carved out an exceptional market for true tone seekers and gear heads. FEAR THE RIFF is proud to have assembled the best in boutique guitar effects, amps and accessories in the country’s greatest city, New York. For one day, 60-plus vendors will converge upon Brooklyn’s Expo Center to demo their latest creations to industry, press and of course music fans from all over. FEAR THE RIFF Expo is the perfect environment for makers to network, get exposure for their latest creations and sell inventory on-site directly to the public.
FEAR THE RIFF EXPO will feature many artists showcasing their endorsed product including ZAKK WYLDE (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY/OZZY). Zakk will be on site showcasing his brand Wylde Audio while meeting fans and doing a signing session. Zakk will be doing his Meet & Greet from 12:15 to 1:30 PM.
FEAR THE RIFF EXPO has put together a leading line-up of both emerging and established companies. Vendors like Ernie Ball, Seymour Duncan, Marshall Amps, Roland, PRS Guitars and Boss will be a part of the show. Along with trailblazing pioneers like Jim Dunlop, to boutique mainstays like Champion Leccy, Line 6, Pigtronix and many others.
Fear the Riff is the ultimate destination for musicians, gear lovers, sound enthusiast and rock and roll thrill seekers.
SAM ASH will also have a “used gear” buy back station set up on-site! Attendees can trade in old and used pedals for cash making new additions to their arsenal possible.
While you are satisfying your craving for gear, you will also be able to enjoy craft beers, specialty cocktails and award-winning BBQ from a TX Pit Master.
Event Details: The 2nd Annual Fear The Riff Effects, Pedals and Gear Expo
DATE: Saturday, August 11th
VENUE: Brooklyn Expo Center | 79 Franklin St. | Brooklyn, NY 11222
GA – $10 | Beer & BBQ Ticket – $40 – TIME: 10 AM – 6 PM
Piercing Ken Thoughts: This sure sounds like a good time and will definitely be the place for local musicians to network themselves with their like-minded brethren. Sadly, we missed the inaugural edition of this expo based on the scheduling and prior commitments, but I am looking forward to being at this one and sharing the finds with those who for some reason cannot make it there. You readers can tell me what you think about the idea of this returning expo, and especially so if you attended the first one. Chime in down below.
TICKETS: ON SALE: http://www.feartheriff.com/tickets.html