Gearfest is a free annual event, put on by gear retailer Sweetwater, at the company’s home in Fort Wayne, IN. This year’s event attracted more than 15,000 attendees from across the world, including guests from Australia, Brazil and Japan. Sweetwater says that it ‘was by far the largest GearFest yet.’
Unlike some music industry events, Gearfest is open to the public. It offers two days of classes, workshops, and live performances.
It’s also an open house for Sweetwater, so you can try out a huge range of gear in one place. Hundreds of gear manufacturers also attend and demo their latest gear.
We asked Suit & Tie Guy what he thought about this year’s event and he said, “(Sweetwater head) Chuck Surack puts on a fantastic and well-organized event.” He adds that the success of Gearfest, now in its 17th year, “definitely makes me feel good about the long-term potential of Knobcon.”
If you attended Gearfest this year, share your thoughts – and links to any photos or videos you may have taken – in the comments.