The 2nd Annual Fear The Riff Expo Announces Schedule + Additional Artist Appearances

Event Set to Take Place August 11 at Brooklyn Expo Center

August 1, 2018 - New York, NY - The countdown is on! The 2nd Annual Fear The Riff Effects, Pedals and Gear Expo is less than two weeks away. The Expo is excited to officially announce meet & greets with Zakk Wylde (Wylde Audio, Black Label Society) and John Petrucci (Dream Theatre), guitar clinics hosted by Gil Parris & Ken Haas (Reverend) and Mark Holcomb (Periphery), a performance by Morley Artist David Mercado & guests Al Mercado & Alex Garcia, among others! View the full schedule below.

Main Floor Meet & Greet Tables
12:15PM-1:30PM - Zakk Wylde (Wylde Audio, Black Label Society)
1:30PM-2:00PM - Chris Caffery (Tran Siberian Orchestra) + Eddie Ojeda (Twisted Sister)
2:00PM-3:00PM - John Petrucci (Dream Theatre) - Ernie Ball/Music Man
3:00PM-4:00PM - Tosin Abasi (Animals as Leaders) + Andy James (Dunlop)
4:00PM-4:30PM - Jake Bowen (Periphery) - Ibanez Guitars
5:00PM-6:00PM - Angel Vivaldi (Charvel)

Sam Ash Demo Room
11:00AM-12:00PM - Guitar Clinic with Gil Parris & Ken Haas (Reverend)
1:00PM-2:30PM - Performance by David Mercado, Al Mercado & Alex Garcia
3:00PM-4:00PM - Guitar Clinic with Jimmy Vivino (VOX)
4:30PM-5:30PM - Guitar Clinic with Mark Holcomb (Periphery) - PRS Guitars

The festival will be taking place on Saturday, August 11th at the Brooklyn Expo Center (79 Franklin Street). Attendees can expect to find the latest in stompboxes, amps, guitars, basses and more! Tickets are available at:

Guests are free to bring their own guitar and headphones to check out and purchase gear from the 60+ vendors who will be onsite including Fender, Ibanez, Marshall, as well as Gibson and Wylde Audio - both of who will be exclusively showcasing their 2019 lines. Industry experts will be hosting panels and demos, while craft beer, whiskey, and barbecue vendors will also be on-site.

Additionally, the Fear the Riff team will be hosting an Expo Party pre-game on Friday, August 10th at Saint Vitus at 7PM to get everyone "amped" for Saturday's event. Bands performing will include Godmaker, Husbandry, Space Cadaver, Future Uses, and The Cancer Conspiracy. Tickets are $12, and are available via Ticketfly. Each paid entry will receive a raffle ticket for a free pedal from Fuzzrocious or a free Dunable Splatterblaster.

Sponsors for the 2018 Fear The Riff Effects, Pedals and Gear Expo include: Sam Ash Music, Revolver Music, Loudwire, Gear Gods, High River Sauces, and Heartbreaking Dawns. For more information, please visit:

We are now accepting Press Applications for the Fear The Riff Expo. Media interested in receiving credentials should fill out this form and will receive a response closer to the event:

Event Details:
The 2nd Annual Fear The Riff Effects, Pedals and Gear Expo
DATE: Saturday, August 11th
VENUE: Brooklyn Expo Center | 79 Franklin St. | Brooklyn, NY 11222
GA - $10 | Beer & BBQ Ticket - $40
TIME: 10 AM - 6 PM

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