First Annual EarthQuaker Day a Success

First Annual EarthQuaker Day a Success

AKRON, Ohio – Over 500 musicians and music fans converged upon EarthQuaker Devices headquarters in Akron, Ohio for the first annual EarthQuaker Day.

The free, day-long customer appreciation event included product demonstrations, pedal clinics, workshop tours, live music, arts and crafts vendors, local business displays, a riff contest, EarthQuaker employee birthday celebrations, raffles and giveaways, confetti cannons, a giant octopus kite, a scratch-and-dent sale, organic local cuisine courtesy of the Square Scullery food truck, and much, much more.

EarthQuaker employees’ bands Stems, Co_Conspirator, Emotional Support Pigs, Doom Christ, Actual Form, and Relaxer provided live music. Clinicians included:

  • Joe Golden, demonstrating EarthQuaker’s fuzz and overdrive effects;
  • Cory Juba, demonstrating modulation and time-based effects; and,
  • Steve Clements, demonstrating a variety of uses for EarthQuaker Devices effects with keyboards, synthesizers, and drum machines.

Dr. Z Amplification provided amps for backline use.

Eleven contestants participated in the riff contest with celebrity judges Michael Stanley, Neil Zaza, and Jamie Stillman. Entries were judged on Performance, Accuracy, Tone, Originality, and Guitar Face. Champion Curran Murphy received a trophy, $100 cash, an EarthQuaker Devices pedal of his choosing, bragging rights, and a confetti-filled awards ceremony in his honor.

The next EarthQuaker Day will be Saturday, August 5th, 2017, and will be held regularly on the first Saturday of August thereafter.

EarthQuaker Devices would like to express our deepest gratitude to our attendees, clinicians, performers, vendors, and sponsors:

  • Jakprints
  • Three Anchors Tattoo
  • Circle Prime Manufacturing
  • Thursday’s Lounge
  • Jilly’s Music Room
  • Nuevo Modern Mexican & Tequila Bar
  • Guitar Riot
  • Apotheclaire
  • Peoples Bank
  • CAD Audio
  • Dr. Z Amplification
  • Mr. Zub’s Deli
  • The Guitar Department
  • Bent Tree Coffee Roasters
  • Square Records
  • Akron Civic Theatre
  • Akron Art Museum
  • Bent Tree Coffee Roasters
  • Summit Artspace
  • Locust + Ash
  • Three Anchors Tattoo
  • CAD Audio
  • Jilly’s Music Room
  • SIT Strings
  • Mr. Zub’s Deli
  • Audio-Technica USA
  • Plan 10 Photodesign
  • Seeker Woodworks
  • The Square Scullery
  • Nostos Design
  • Michael Marras
  • Jamie Suvak
  • The Big Big Mess Reading Series

About EarthQuaker Devices

EarthQuaker Devices has been building guitar effect pedals entirely by hand in lovely Akron, Ohio since 2004.
Please visit http://earthquakerdevices.com/ for more information.

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