EarthQuaker Day takes place from 1 to 8 p.m. at 350 W. Bowery St. and will also feature vendors, giveaways, contests and guitar clinics.
A well known equipment supplier throughout the music industry, EarthQuaker Devices is stationed in Akron, and the company has set up this event to offer a look at its facility and let people know more about this unique local business. Customers and neighbors will be able to tour the shop, participate in clinics and even win door prizes.
The event also includes a Riff-Off contest, where participants are encouraged to bring their instrument and perform their best licks using a selection of EarthQuaker devices. They’ll be judged on Tone, Originality, Accuracy, Performance and Guitar Face by a celebrity judge panel, including Michael Stanley.
Bands performing that day include: Relaxer, Lisa Bella Donna, Stems, Co-Conspirator, Doom Christ, Emotional Support Pigs and Actual Form.
EarthQuaker Devices is a manufacturer of hand built guitar effects pedals that has been based in Akron since 2004. The company began 12 years ago as a one-man operation in a basement workshop is now an award-winning multimillion-dollar international phenomenon with clients ranging from bedroom rock gods to Grammy Award winners.
The event is free. For info, visit www.earthquakerdevices.com.