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Vintage King Nashville and Pensado’s Place Host Gear Expo 2016

Now in its fourth year, Pensado's Place & Vintage King are teaming up once again to produce Nashville Gear Expo 2016, the coolest gear and music-making exposition in America.

Pro Audio’s Annual Free Block Party

Vintage King Nashville Gear Expo hosts (L-R) Herb Trawick and Dave Pensado. Photo by Philip Macias.

Now in its fourth year, Pensado’s Place & Vintage King are teaming up once again to produce Nashville Gear Expo 2016, the coolest gear and music-making exposition in America. 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 hosts Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick of Pensado’s Place.

Gear Expo Nashville takes place on Saturday, October 22, 2016 10am – 4pm.

“Gathering together prominent musicians, producers, engineers and gear makers with block party-goers creates a real community event in Music City USA,” said Mike Nehra, Vintage King co-founder. “It’s a mini-convention in a relaxed and fun setting.”

Gear Expo speakers includes top artists, engineers, producers and industry notables who represent the vanguard of the music community. Industry leaders in attendance this year include Brendan Benson (The Raconteurs. Modoc), Josh Gudwin (Justin Bieber), Chris Lord-Alge (Green Day, Dwight Yoakam), Mitch Dane (Jars Of Clay, The Black Cadillacs). Additional luminaries are featured in the Producers Panel, the Songwriters Panel, and the Engineering Panel. The “We Stand for David” performance at 12:30pm features John Willis (Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift).

Check out the list of 34 title sponsors, comprised of some of the most prominent names in professional audio, M.I. and audio education:

 “We’re really excited to return to Nashville for our fourth annual Gear Expo,” stated Herb Trawick, Gear Expo Executive Producer.  “Last year was the biggest pro audio block party ever seen, and this year we are going to top it. We’re going to have a blast providing hands-on educational information and demonstrations that you can’t find anywhere else.”

The Gear Expo Nashville 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
* Stephanie Willis- Gear Expo Producer

RSVP and more info:

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 six 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.