Sweetwater is gearing up for its annual GearFest event from June 25-26. Featuring musical appearances, workshops and in-depth interviews, as well as exclusive new content and panels directly from manufacturers and music makers, GearFest enables fans to experience live music, take advantage of some of the biggest gear deals of the year, enter hourly giveaways, and learn directly from musicians and industry leaders in the comfort of their own homes.
Highlights of noteworthy musicians participating in GearFest 2021 include:
- DJ Jazzy Jeff – Grammy- and American Music Award-winning musician and producer (Solo artist, Will Smith)
- Lisa Loeb – Grammy-winning musician, singer, songwriter and actor (Solo artist)
- Steve Vai – Grammy-winning guitarist, composer, singer, songwriter, producer (Solo artist, Frank Zappa, David Lee Roth, G3, Whitesnake)
- Peter Frampton – Grammy-winning musician, singer, songwriter, producer (Solo artist, Humble Pie, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, David Bowie)
- Divinity Roxx – Grammy-nominated musician, songwriter, bassist (Solo, Beyoncé, Victor Wooten, Jay-Z, will.i.am, Gladys Knight)
- Quentin Gilkey – Producer, engineer, mixer, musician (Dr. Dre, Eminem, Anderson .Paak, Kendrick Lamar)
- Lynette Williams – Keyboardist, organist (Childish Gambino, Lalah Hathaway, will.i.am, Mariah Carey)
- Yvette Young – Guitarist (Covet, San Holo, Scale the Summit, Polyphia, Natalie Evans)
- Ian Hill – Bassist (Judas Priest)
- George Lynch – Hard rock guitarist and songwriter (Lynch Mob, Dokken)
- Doyle Dykes – Guitarist (Solo artist)
- Chris Lord-Alge – Grammy-winning mix engineer (Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Prince, James Brown, Tina Turner, Madonna, Carly Simon)
- Joe Barresi – Producer, mixer, engineer, musician (Tool, Slipknot, Chris Cornell, Soundgarden, Queens of the Stone Age)
- Phil X – Guitarist, songwriter (Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, Kelly Clarkson, Tommy Lee
- Bianca Richardson – Drummer and producer (Marcus Miller, Conan Grey, Willow Smith, Madison Beer, Diana Gordon, Cory Wong)
- Carmen Vandenberg – Lead guitarist for Grammy-nominated London rock band (BONES UK, Jeff Beck)
- Andrew Scheps – Grammy-winning engineer and producer (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weezer, Audioslave, Metallica, U2, Johnny Cash)
- Andreas and Daniel Sennheiser – Third-generation owners of Sennheiser
- Steve Stine – Guitarist, instructor (Guitar World magazine, GuitarZoom, Grim Reaper, Avian, Dozer)
- Brett Young – Multi-platinum, ACM-winning country pop singer/songwriter (Solo artist)
- Tim Pierce – Session guitarist and musical artist (Michael Jackson, Alice Cooper, Joe Cocker, Phil Collins, Roger Waters, Rick Springfield)
Last year, GearFest attracted over 125,000 people from around the globe with 16 hours of programming over the course of the two-day digital event. Livestreams generated 56,000 views on Facebook, 30,000 views on YouTube, and 147,402 views across Sweetwater.com and all GearFest pages.
GearFest 2021 will stream live on Friday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT and Saturday, June 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EDT.
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