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Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

August 27, 2015

August 31, 2015

September 1, 2015

September 10, 2015

September 12, 2015

September 16, 2015

September 19, 2015

Location: Sweetwater, 5501 US Hwy 30 W, Fort Wayne, IN 46818

Phone: (260) 432.8176

Link: http://www.sweetwater.com/events

Event Description

August 24, 2015 Updated Aug 24, 2015 at 10:47 AM EDT

Farrenheit Concert Clinic Presented by Bose
Thursday, August 27 from 7-9pm
Don't miss this opportunity to catch '80s rock phenoms Farrenheit as they tear up the stage in Sweetwater's Performance Theatre. With several videos and three hit singles under their collective belts, Farrenheit blew the roofs off of arenas all across America during Boston's 1987 record-breaking Third Stage tour, selling out 95 shows while they were at it. During the performance, you'll also be treated to a working demonstration of Bose's exciting F1-series powered portable loudspeaker systems.
(260) 432.8176

Alex Skolnick Master Class
Presented by ESP
Monday, August 31st from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
If you've ever heard Alex Skolnick's guitar playing, you know that his fretwork is amongst the best and most versatile on the planet. During this Master Class, Alex will improvise through a few different styles (jazz, blues, world music, metal, and more), demonstrating tones and techniques for each. He'll also discuss his influences and any stories relevant to his formative years as a musician. Alex is also willing to explore music theory and answer any questions that are asked during the session. Don't miss this awesome opportunity to learn tips and techniques from this extraordinary guitarist!

Alex Skolnick Clinic Presented by ESP
Tuesday, September 1st from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
FREE Admission
Virtuoso guitarist Alex Skolnick is coming to Sweetwater to demonstrate his signature ESP guitar through his highly acclaimed, multifaceted guitar playing. Known both for his manic fretwork with thrash metal veterans Testament, as well as his inventive jazz wizardry with the Alex Skolnick Trio, Alex is one of the most versatile guitarists in the world. Don't miss this opportunity to watch this phenomenal musician flex his chops!

Fender Custom Shop Roadshow featuring Master Builder Dennis Galuszka Presented by Fender Custom Shop
Thursday, September 10th from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
FREE Admission
The Fender Custom Shop Roadshow is making a stop at Sweetwater! During this event, Master Builder Dennis Galuszka will provide you with an insider's perspective into the craftsmanship, techniques, and nuanced details behind these coveted guitars. Not only will Dennis and his team be available to answer your questions, you'll also be given the opportunity to help design and order your own custom-built axe. Also, there'll be plenty of Roadshow-exclusive guitars on hand that you won't see anywhere else. On top of that, there'll be Fender swag giveaways, including a Time Machine '63 Telecaster NOS. From vintage recreations to modern interpretations, Custom Shop guitars are Fender's elite. Don't miss out on this special event!

Sweetwater Soundworks: Electric Guitar for Worship with Aaron Christy Presented by Sweetwater
Saturday, September 12th from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
FREE Admission
During this informative session, Aaron Christy will help you increase your effectiveness as a worship musician. Aaron will discuss some of the gear that's popular amongst the guitarists in the worship community, how to achieve a tone that best complements your worship team, and how to create guitar lines that enhance the song you're playing. He'll also discuss your worship leader's expectations, and what you can do to meet them.

Andy McKee Clinic Presented by Ernie Ball
Wednesday, September 16th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
FREE Admission
Andy McKee is coming to Sweetwater to showcase Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze strings while demonstrating his unique acoustic guitar mastery. Andy's performances have been described as magical - through his use of altered tunings, tapping, partial capos, percussive hits, and a signature two-handed technique, he's able to transform the steel-string guitar into a veritable full orchestra. In addition to his throng of YouTube fans and critical admirers, Andy has also received accolades from such acclaimed artists as Prince, Eric Johnson, and Dream Theater, so you won't want to miss out on this FREE performance. We hope to see you there!

Intro to Live Sound Presented by Sweetwater
Saturday, September 19th from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
FREE Admission
Come to this free introductory class and learn the fundamentals of live sound reinforcement!
Topics covered at this FREE class include:
Components of a sound system
Avoiding feedback
Wireless microphones
Miking and EQing

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