The Northeast Guitar Expo is intended to be a gathering of the guitar community throughout this region. There really isn’t another event like this in the New England area. Created by Peter Occhineri and Kevin Kalagher, two veterans of the guitar industry, it’s their passion to bring luthiers, builders, product manufacturers and dealers together for guitar enthusiasts to meet and create some new relationships.
The 2016 show is in the books and was a huge success. 50+ high-end exhibitors met over 1,000 attendees for a great day of electric and acoustic guitar/bass interaction. Set in a very classy venue, the Farmington Marriott, the event couldn’t have gone better. View a slide show presentation of this event here on YouTube.
The Northeast Guitar Expo was formerly the Farmington Valley Guitar Show. For those that remember, the show in 2012 was a huge success and very well attended. You can see a slide show presentation of that event here on YouTube.
Peter Occhineri and Kevin Kalagher created the original show and are now the promoters and owners of the Northeast Guitar Expo. Their collective experience in guitar building, marketing and sales spans more than 3 decades.
A new addition to the show is The Acoustic Cafe, a separate large room for acoustic instrument builders to show and demo their products in a more quiet environment. This adds a “second show” to the electric guitar and bass show space.
The stage is set to have many great guitar events. Hope to see you at the Northeast Guitar Expo!