Sweetwater’s 2021 GearFest

Rush’s Alex Lifeson, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Lisa Loeb, Divinity Roxx, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Tom Scott, Peter Frampton, Rick Beato and Steve Vai to appear at Sweetwater’s 2021 GearFest—June 25 & 26 only!

GearFest is a FREE, action-packed two days of online seminars, workshops, live performances, artist appearances, exclusive sales, hourly giveaways and above all—gear! GearFest is streamed to you live with all the exciting things you’ve come to know and love about GearFest—from the comfort of your home.

GearFest brings music icons, Grammy® winning artists and engineers, legendary producers—right into your living room! Learn from some of the best in the business with exclusive online workshops, panels, and performances.


Sweetwater, the world’s leading music technology and instrument retailer, presents its annual GearFest event on June 25 and June 26 from 10 AM to 6 PM EDT. Similar to last year’s festivities, the world’s biggest celebration of music instruments and pro audio gear is bringing its annual physical event exclusively online: https://www.sweetwater.com/gearfest/

Highlights of noteworthy music icons 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– Legendary 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® award 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)

GearFest remains the only event of its kind and size to remain open to the public. Musicians and customers from various corners of the music industry and all over the world can expect to see thousands of exciting deals on items across all product categories, from audio technology to pro equipment and instruments.

Fans can also expect hourly prize giveaways valuing over $50,000. Last year, GearFest attracted over 125,000 people from around the globe with 16 hours of programming over the course of the 2-day digital event. Live streams 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 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EDT and Saturday, June 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EDT. Music lovers globally can stream the online event on Sweetwater’s Facebook and YouTube channels, in addition to: www.gearfest.com.

Fans interested in viewing the entire GearFest lineup can view at https://www.sweetwater.com/gearfest/presenters

or call (800) 222-4700 to learn more.

To enter giveaways, please visit https://www.sweetwater.com/giveaway/.


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