2017 NY Guitar Show Dates Announced..
Now that I have decompressed, we are setting our sites on 2017. After speaking with Jimmy Wallace at the Dallas show last week, we both agreed it was in both our best interests to make sure we have, whenever we can, a week off between the shows. This way folks like Southside Guitars and others can do both shows. For 2017 the NY Guitar Show Dates are April 22 & 23…with Dallas May 7 or so….please put this on your calendars!!
Vendors and exhibitors as well as the public are invited to our 2nd Annual Open Mic held at EB Elliot’s at 23 Woodcleft Ave in Freeport, just a 90 secs from the old place. Still Saturday evening April 23 at 7 p.m. Here you will see some tremendous guitar players that have been sitting in the booths with our exhibitors, finally cutting loose and you never know who will show up. Last year we were honored to have the legendary Lou Pallo sit in with us. Contact 516-435-8382 for more info.
2016 NY Guitar Show
Okay folks we are only a few days away from the 2016 NY Guitar Show. Quite a few new things are happening so click any title below to be taken to the News Page to find out some exciting events for us this season!
New TV Ad Ready...See It Here
Taylor Guitars To Give Away $1,300 Acoustic...Get Info...
First 50 Paid Entrants Each Day Receive Free Set of Strings courtesy of D'Addario...Get Info...
Saturday 10-5:30 pm / Sunday 10 am to 5 pm
Same Great Venue!!
Freeport Recreation Center, Freeport, NY...Get Full Story Here
Show Hours & Info:
· Saturday......................... 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
· Sunday........................... 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
· Adults.......................................... $10
· Children under 14.................. $6
when accompanied by paying adult
Children under 5........................
accompanied by adult
when accompanied by adult
After a rousing success last April in our larger 10,000 square foot
New York Guitar Show & Exposition
was the largest NY Metro area Guitar
show in two decades. We are in the process of selecting sponsors for the
event and programs designed to give a sponsor a unique opportunities to
meet large numbers of consumers in the guitar and music industry
directly one on one.
Johnson is a 22 year veteran, both as an exhibitor at major northeast
Fishing, Boating & Outdoor Expos as well as being a sponsor and seminar
producer/director for the NY National Boat Show in NYC for 15 years.
Having worked closely with management on many aspects of the trade
industry with many shows, Rich is unique in that the “flea market” look
and atmosphere will not be present.
“Having a flea
market atmosphere creates a flea market economy. We want to create a
buying & selling atmosphere and to do that the venue needs to be light,
open spaced and with a professional look & feel to it. We accomplished
this in 2012 and will continue so in 2013.
Verizon again as our Silver sponsor along with WBAB, Long Island's #1
Rock Station as our media Sponsor & partner, Supro Amps & Guitar Center
as sponsors as well. The Gibson bus will be on site both days and this
year we're giving away a brand ne Epiphone Les Pal standard plus top
guitar! Gbase & Premier Guitar are media partners as well along as
we continue to work
towards major attractions in the music and vintage guitar industries and
this event is one the entire family will want to enjoy as will anyone
looking for new, used or vintage gear.
2012 NY Guitar Show
The NY Guitar Show & Exposition was a huge success for us...but more importantly for our our exhibitors! Hear what some of them had to say for themselves!
"I was proud to have my business participate in the first NY Guitar Expo. After only one week, I can see our customer base has grown as a result of the show. I look forward to many more successful shows, keep up the great work Rich" Jeff From Murphy's Music
“The NY Guitar Show was a resounding success for Pigtronix. Our local dealers sold through their entire inventory of Pigtronix effects and then some. We can’t wait to do it again. Great work Rich!” David Koltai, President of Pigtronix
"Wow, I was impressed by the turnout for a first show but then again, I would expect nothing less from Long Island. I hope more guitar dealers will participate next year! Want my recommendation…just ask me!" John DeSilva, My Generation Guitars
“We had a great response to our booth. We sold 10 guitars, a whole lot of pedals and even had customers go directly to our store right after the show. We sold a 1968 Gibson Black Beauty right out of our Vintage Lounge because of the NY Guitar Show!” Guy Brogna- ALL MUSIC, Long Island
"I had a great time, met great folks, sold guitars BUT I bought a ton of cool guitars!"Howie Statland, Rivington Guitars
We had a great time at the show, great folks on Long Island!!! Already psyched to do it again!!! Thanks Rich for all your hard work!! Doug Meyers, Mountain Cat Guitars
The show was a great success and I give you a lot of credit for handling
it all. I've worked on two
international conferences in Manhattan in my past business life.
There are people out there who have no idea what it takes to pull
this off successfully but have plenty to say.
Keep me in mind for the next one.
GUITAR SHOW & EXPOSITION
Freeport Recreation Center
Freeport Recreation Center
· The show accommodates approx. 10,000 square feet of exhibit space.
· Overall ceiling height for exhibit hall is 60 ft.
· Huge and FREE parking
· More than enough parking on site
· Plenty of on street parking as well.
restaurants no more than 3 to 5 minutes away
SHOW ADVERTISING $10,000 in 2013
We spent $13,000 in regional advertising on radio & television in addition to; Facebook, Twitter, Internet web advertising, Guitar Forums, Vintage Guitar Magazine. Posters in Sam Ash Music stores, Guitar Center, Newsday, Daily News, Music Radio Stations, Email Blasts, Outdoor Billboard, News Media, Local newsprint ads and Posters,
WHY EXHIBIT AT THE NEW YORK GUITAR SHOW & EXPOSITION?
· Highest per capita income area in the United States
· Nearly 100 exhibit booths & lobby as extra space
· Thousands of music lovers, instrument collectors and players looking to see and visit the newest Guitar Show on the East Coast looking to do business directly with YOU!
· Easily accessible by car, public transportation in train and public bus lines.
· Centrically located near all major highways and parkways in Nassau County on Long Island
· Located close enough to NY City situated near all major highways and parkways to draw from the entire tri state area of NY, NJ & CT.
· Centrically located to the Long Island Railroad and only a 7 minute walk from the Freeport, Long island station.
· You will reach the music market of NY, all five boroughs, NJ & CT
introduce new products and lines to a targeted marketplace starved for
this kind of a guitar show.
There is no denying the incredible force that music plays through
generations of families and even today.
From Elvis to the Beatles to Justin Bieber, music is in
everyone’s home and is truly a passion to most. Through the
New York Guitar Show & Exposition, a company will have the opportunity to
penetrate this demanding market. Most importantly, companies will be
reaching the consumers that collectively have a need for their products.
Clearly, any brand awareness or name identity to their needs within the
sport will pave the way for enhanced consumer consideration of the
offering of their products or service.
THE PROGRAM: The
New York Guitar Show & Exposition
is and will
be the most talked about Guitar expo in the country this year. It’s
been two decades and now NY and the tri-state area will finally have a
quality guitar show worthy of being in the shadow of the Big Apple, NYC. The event is completely designed to
facilitate the process of education, offering advice, and helpful hints
on almost everything right down to the specific products lines in the
music and guitar market. Hundreds of products and service displays and
exhibits will be featured at the event. Participants are encouraged to
distribute product samples, as well as conduct demonstrations in an
effort to further the benefits delivered to attendees through “hands on”
The event will
run for two days for a total of 15 hours of exhibiting time. Charge for
entry is $10 for adults and under 12 free. Through a sponsorship, your
company will be in a prime position at the event and be afforded a host
of benefits not delivered to other participants. Prior to the event your
company or organization and its representatives will be contacted to
participate in the expo and related promotional activities.
We look forward to hearing from you very soon to discuss your company’s participation as a sponsor of the NEW YORK GUITAR SHOW & EXPOSITION.
Again, WELCOME to what promises to be a uniquely profitable experience for all!