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EarthQuaker Devices to Host Third-Annual EarthQuaker Day

EarthQuaker Devices to Host Third-Annual EarthQuaker Day August 4, 2018

Local effects pedal manufacturer EarthQuaker Devices hosts the third-annual EarthQuaker Day at their downtown Akron facility (350 W. Bowery St.) on Saturday August 4, 2018 from 10:30am until 6:00pm. (RSVP: following the event at EarthQuaker HQ, the party moves to Lock 3 for the PRS Guitars EarthQuaker Day Riff Contest Finals plus performances by the Black Sabbath tribute BLACK SABATH and the Danzig tribute GLANZIG.

EarthQuaker Day 2018 is two parts music festival, three parts customer appreciation day, one-part effects pedal factory open house, one-part art installation, and one-part street fair with a pinch of fun and games, and a side of bazaar – a collection of like-minded, enthusiastic, and talented individuals coming together in celebration of the quirkiness, innovation, and “anything goes” attitude that makes Akron, Ohio the-heart-of-it-all in The Heart of It All – a wonderful place to live and work.

New for 2018, attendees have the opportunity to register online for Pedal Building Workshops to build an Arrows™ pre-amp booster, Acapulco Gold™ power-amp distortion, or Speaker Cranker™ overdrive under the expert guidance of EQD’s production staff!

Participants will learn the same methods and techniques used by EQD builders every day, and best of all, it’s new pedal day! Please visit for more information and to register. Plus, we’ve upgraded our second stage to include a fully-equipped professional PA system, and we’ve added more activities for children and families courtesy of smARTStudio!

Music lovers of all ages are invited to EarthQuaker Devices HQ for live music, local art and business installations, food by Square Scullery, Bent Tree Coffee, guided workshop tours, pedal doodles, free raffle prizes, door prize giveaways, pedal clinics, single-day savings on EarthQuaker Devices effects pedals, fun and games!

This year’s musical lineup marks the reunion of two massively influential Akron bands:

The Man I Fell In Love With and Houseguest, plus performances by Uno Lady, Shivering Timbers, Lisa Bella Donna, and This Moment In Black History.

This year’s presenting sponsors are SamAsh Music and 91.3 the Summit FM.

Attendees are encouraged to donate their like-new or gently-used musical instruments to 91.3’s MusicAlive program to help provide musical education for Akron Public School students in need. Visit for more information. EarthQuaker Devices extends enormous gratitude to our sponsors:

SamAsh Music
91.3 the Summit FM
PRS Guitars
Lock 3
Rock & Recovery
Hoppin’ Frog Brewery
Dr. Z Amplification
Ewe Rock
Tri-C Recording Arts & Technology
Gotta Groove Records
Framus & Warwick Music USA
Peoples’ Bank
Chicago Music Exchange
Square Records
Guitar Riot
Poké Fresh
The Guitar Department
SIT Strings
Saffron Patch Cleveland
Square Scullery Food Truck
Bent Tree Coffee
Graham Fox
A Low Maintenance Landscape
Drip Dry Car Wash
Crafted Meadery
Rachel Jernigan
Alphatone Audio
American Advertising Federation – Akron
The Sweetest Chill
En Fuego Audio Services
Art of Matt Miller
Akron Recording Company
Peak Health & Wellness
Lost Lust Supply
Akron Symphony
Grog Shop
The Nightlight Cinema
Akron Civic Theatre
Make Noise

What: EarthQuaker Day 2018

When: 10:30am – 6:00pm, Saturday August 4, 2018

Afterparty at Lock 3 begins at 6:30

Where: EarthQuaker Devices HQ
350 W. Bowery St. Akron, OH 44307

Cost: Free, open to the public


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