Sweetwater GearFest


Thousands of musical gear enthusiasts flocked to Sweetwater June 23-24.

GearFest 2017 brought more than 14,000 guests, artists and vendors to the Sweetwater campus for classes, workshops and performances.

More than 475 manufacturers presented their product lines and provided attendees with hands-on demonstrations.

Sweetwater offered free guitar, bass and banjo restringing. Over 750 instruments were restrung on Friday and Saturday.

Free entertainment was provided by Dweezil Zappa, Eric Johnson, Terry Bozzio (Frank Zappa), Robben Ford, Steve Stevens (Billy Idol) and others.