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Vintage King and Pensado’s Place Host LA & Nashville Gear Expos 2016

Now in its fourth year, Pro Audio's block party is set to take over Los Angeles and Nashville. Pensado's Place & Vintage King are teaming up once again to produce the biggest annual Gear Expos yet.

Pro Audio’s Annual Two-Town Block Party

Pictured at last year’s Nashville Gear Expo are (L-R) Emily Wright, Jacquire King, Herb Trawick, Justin Niebank, Dave Pensado, Vance Powell, and Ryan Hewitt. Photo credit: Philip Macias.

Now in its fourth year, Pro Audio’s block party is set to take over Los Angeles and Nashville. Pensado’s Place & Vintage King are teaming up once again to produce the biggest annual Gear Expos yet. Attendees will once again be able to demo gear, talk directly with manufacturer reps, watch live interviews, mingle with celebrity guests, listen to live music, win prizes, enjoy local food trucks and meet Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick of Pensado’s Place.

These free events all go down at Vintage King’s award-winning facilities in LA and Nashville. Gear Expo Los Angeles takes place on Saturday, June 11, 2016 and Gear Expo Nashville lands on Saturday, October 22, 2016.

“Getting high profile musicians, producers, engineers and gear makers together with block party-goers is ideal,” said Mike Nehra, Vintage King co-founder. “It’s like a mini-convention, but in a more relaxed and fun setting.”

Gear Expo special guests include top artists, engineers, producers and industry notables who represent the music community. The two Gear Expos will also feature an Electronic Instruments For Stage & Studio panel, featuring live performances by industry pros using Moog, Native Instruments and Ableton instruments.

The list of title sponsors comprises some of the most prominent names in professional audio, M.I. and audio education, including Audio-Technica, AVID, The Blackbird Academy, Chandler Limited, and API, with more to be announced as the events draw near.

“We are very excited to return to Nashville and Los Angeles for our fourth annual Gear Expos,” stated Herb Trawick, Gear Expo Executive Producer.  “Last year was the biggest pro audio block party that Music City had ever seen, and this year in both Nashville and LA we are going to top it. We’re going to have a blast providing hands-on educational information and demonstrations that you cannot find anywhere else.”

The Gear Expo producers:
* Dave Pensado – Co-host of Pensado’s Place, GRAMMY(r)-winning mix engineer and teacher
* Herb Trawick – Gear Expo Executive Producer and Co-host/Executive Producer/Creator of Pensado’s Place
* Shevy Shovlin – Gear Expo Producer and Agency Director at Headroom for Days

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Vintage King Audio is a leader in professional audio sales, studio consulting, and comprehensive gear servicing. No matter the scope of a client’s needs or goals – from selecting a new microphone to designing a studio from the ground up – Vintage King distinguishes itself with standard-setting customer service, which begins with the company’s knowledgeable, industry-experienced staff. For more information, visit:

The hour-long weekly web series Pensado’s Place was created over five years ago. Co-hosted by legendary mix engineer Dave Pensado (Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Elton John, Michael Jackson and more) and show creator Herb Trawick, Pensado’s Place includes interviews with top music industry artists, engineers, producers, mixers, and record executives, as well as in-depth tutorials in production, engineering and mixing. As a leading educational resource, Pensado’s Place is helping build the next generation of audio greats.