2014 marks the fifth annual Music Gear Expo, a show that runs the gamut from well-known luthiers to indie amp builders, from analog instruments to tablet-based apps. With the additions of the Gear Expo Store, the Gear Expo Lounge and the new and popular App Annex, the Expo has become a destination for musicians, buyers, gear and tech aficionados. Exhibitors can market, promote, and connect while having the opportunity to sell to a broad audience.
The Expo is located adjacent to the renowned Flatstock Poster Show and is free and open to all SXSW registrants, showcasing artists and the general public.
The SXSW Music Gear Expo hosts a multiplicity of companies, from established names in the industry to independently owned enterprises. View the 2013 exhibitors.
The App Annex is a designated space within the Gear Expo devoted solely to the world of music apps. It offers hands-on access to cutting-edge music creation apps, allowing users to interface with everything from virtual guitars, keyboards and drums to mixing and DJ software.
Music Gear Expo Store
Need an extra set of strings, a pair of drumsticks or a cable? Need your guitar set-up or repaired before your gig? Have your eye on a new guitar? The Music Gear Expo Store, run by Strait Music, offers a wide range of accessories and a great selection of instruments (from Gear Expo vendors) as well as instrument repair.
Music Gear Expo Lounge
The Music Gear Expo Lounge is a comfy place to unwind and relax within the hubbub of SXSW. Be sure to swing by, utilize the free wi-fi, and enjoy our complimentary daily Happy Hours.
Dates & Hours:
Note new opening time!
Thursday, March 13 - Saturday, March 15
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5
Contact Luann Williams to exhibit.
Photos by Jenn Bertrand and Merrick Ales