Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.


October 7





Brooklyn, NY – The first annual FEAR THE RIFF Expo will be coming to Brooklyn on October 7, 2017.  Gearheads, effects aficionados and fans who want to meet their heroes alike will enjoy the event, happening at the Brooklyn Expo Center from 10am through 8pm.


FEAR THE RIFF has put together a leading line-up of both emerging and established companies. Vendors like Ernie Ball, Roland, PRS Guitars and Boss will be a part of the show.   Along with trailblazing pioneers like Jim Dunlop, to boutique mainstays like Black Arts Toneworks. Canada’s Millimetric Instruments will be exhibiting for the first time in the US at FEAR THE RIFF.  Brand new companies like Night Owl Industries will be unveiling brand new, never before seen products at the Expo.


Adventure Audio *Amplified Parts *Analog Alien Guitar Pedals *Avedissian Pick Ups *Black Arts *Boss/Roland * Brian Mercer *Champion Leccy * Charvel Guitars *Damnation Audio *Daredevil * Death By Audio * Dunlop * Dunwich Amps * Earthquaker Devices * Electro Harmonix  * Electronic Audio Experiments * Ernie Ball * EVH * Friedman Pedals * Fuzzrocious * Gibson * Gizmotron * Gretsch Guitars * Ground Control * Heartbreaking Dawns * High River Sauces * Jackson Guitars * KMC Music * LIC Foot Pedals * Lone Wolf * Main.Ace.Fx * Millimetric Instruments * Morley/Ebtech * Night Owl Industries * Old Blood Noice * Option Knob * Pedal Genie * Phil Jones Bass * PRS Smith Guitars * Quilter Labs LLC * Red Panda * Rigs of Doom  * Sam Ash * Schecter Guitars * Seymour Duncan * Small Sound/Big Sound * Supro & Pigtronix * Tomkat Pedals * Tone Mob and others.

In addition to the one-on-one experience attendees will have discussing products with the makers, they will also have access to our SAM ASH Sponsored demo stage and the Gibson mobile Guitar Showroom Bus. While you are satisfying your craving for gear, you will also be able to enjoy specialty cocktails, craft beer from our fully stocked bars, award winning TX style BBQ and a full gourmet taco bar by NYC’s Pinks Tacos on site.


The Guitar industry is in the midst of a true renaissance. A surge of innovative boutique and small batch crafters have carved out an exceptional market for true tone seekers and gear heads. FEAR THE RIFF is proud to have assembled the best in boutique guitar effects, amps and accessories in the country’s greatest city, New York. For one day, 50-plus vendors will converge upon Brooklyn’s expo center to demo their latest creations .


SAM ASH will also have a “used gear” buy back station set up on-site! Attendees can trade in old and used pedals for cash making new additions to their arsenal possible.

Event Details:

Fear The Riff Expo

DATE: Saturday October 7th, 2017

VENUE: Brooklyn Expo Center | 72 Noble Street | Brooklyn, NY

TICKETS: ON SALE: www.feartheriff.com/tickets.html


General Admission – $10 | Lunch & Drink – $50 | All Access VIP Package – $100

TIME: 11 AM – 8 PM


For more information, please visit:

Website: www.feartheriff.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/feartheriffexpo

Instagram: www.instagram.com/feartheriffexpo


If interested, please send us an email for media requests. All media personal will receive press credentials and VIP Passes




October 7


fear the riff expo


Brooklyn Expo Center