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350 West Bowery Street
Akron, OH, 44307
United States

(330) 252-9220

Official website for EarthQuaker Devices. We build guitar effects by hand in the quaint landlocked city of Akron, Ohio.


EarthQuaker Day

August 5, 2017


Live Music

Enjoy original music (and covers) by EarthQuaker Devices employees!

Suffer Little Children (Smiths tribute) 1:30 - 2:00pm
Crystal Visions (Fleetwood Mac tribute) 2:30 - 3:00pm
Obnox 3:30 - 4:00pm
Thelma & the Sleaze 4:30 - 5:00pm
Fringe Candidate 6:15 - 6:45pm
EYE 7:00 - 8:00pm

Clinics / Q&A

Learn more about using your favorite devices in a variety of musical applications!

  • Marc Lee Shannon (Michael Stanley & the Resonators) - Using Pedals w/ Acoustic & Folk Instruments - 1:00 - 1:25pm
  • Nick Reinhart (Tera Melos, Big Walnuts Yonder) 2:00 - 2:25pm
  • Juan Alderete (Halo Orbit, Dr. Octagon, Deltron 3030, the Mars Volta, Racer X)  3:00 - 3:25pm
  • Nick Reinhart / Juan Alderete / Jamie Stillman 4:00 - 4:25pm

EarthQuaker Devices Workshop Tours

Join us at the top of every hour for a guided tour of our facilities and learn how your favorite Devices are built one-at-a-time right here in downtown Akron, Ohio, USA!

Food & Drink

Local favorites the Square Scullery and Nuevo will be on site, and we have Dippin’ Dots! Get caffeinated with Bent Tree Coffee! Free bananas courtesy of the Mustard Seed! (There’s always money in the banana stand.)


Check out exhibits from Audio-Technica, Jakprints, Tri-C Recording Arts, Three Anchors Tattoo, Guitar Riot, Apotheclaire, CAD Audio, Square Records, the Akron Art Museum, Decibel Pedalboards, The Devil Strip, Wax Mage Records, Graham Fox, WRUW, Human Unlimited, Birchwood & Pine, and more!

Giveaways & Prizes!

Each attendee will receive one free raffle ticket for a chance to win door prizes from Moog, MakeNoise, the Akron Civic Theater, SIT Strings, Nightlight Cinema, the Akron Symphony, and more!

You can increase your chances of winning by bringing any new Stuff the Bus item for United Way of Summit County to get an extra raffle ticket:

  • Pens (Black or Blue)
  • #2 Pencils with erasers
  • Large Erasers
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Folders
  • Glue Sticks
  • Notebook Paper (wide-ruled)
  • Plastic School boxes
  • Pencil Pouches

Fun & Games!

Try your luck at the cash grabber machine or soak your favorite EarthQuaker in the dunk tank!

Pedal Doodle Station

If you’ve seen our Instagram, you’ve probably noticed that every now and then we’ll include random drawings inside our Devices. Bring your EarthQuaker pedals to EarthQuaker Day and our doodlers will draw in your pedals for free!

Official MusicAlive Donation Station

Give the gift of music to Akron Public Schools students in need! Bring your new or gently used instruments to help 91.3 the Summit FM keep music in our schools!

Official EarthQuaker Day Afterparty at Annabell’s Bar & Lounge!

Join us afterwards at Annabell’s Bar & Lounge for the official EarthQuaker Day afterparty with performances by BLACK SABATH and THIS MOMENT IN BLACK HISTORY! Doors at 8pm, show at 10pm. Free!

PRS Guitars Riff Contest 5:15 - 6:00pm

Everybody’s shreddin’ nowadays, but what we really want to know is who’s got the riffs? Not licks, not runs, not fretboard pyrotechnics, but rock solid, gut-punch, kick-in-the-pants, bang your head riffs. That’s why we’re psyched to host the first-ever PRS Guitars Riff Contest from 5:15 - 6:00pm at EarthQuaker Day 2017!

First Place

  • PRS SE Custom 24 Guitar
  • EarthQuaker Devices Erupter & Ghost Echo v3 Pedals
  • EarthQuaker Devices Swag Pack
  • 1st Place Trophy

Second Place

  • EarthQuaker Devices Erupter Fuzz
  • EarthQuaker Devices Swag Pack
  • 2nd Place Trophy

Third Place

  • EarthQuaker Devices Swag Pack
  • 3rd Place Trophy

If you’ve got what it takes, sign up now for a chance to win a PRS SE Custom 24 guitar! You’ll have 30 seconds to impress our celebrity judges with your best riffs played through an assortment of EarthQuaker Devices. Each participant will be judged on Performance, Tone, and Guitar Face by our panel of celebrity judges, including:

  • Juan Alderete (Dr. Octagon, Racer X, Deltron 3030, the Mars Volta)
  • Nick Reinhart (Tera Melos, Big Walnuts Yonder)
  • Jamie Stillman (EarthQuaker Devices Founder, Product Designer, and President; guitarist in Relaxer)

The PRS Guitars Riff Contest at EarthQuaker Day 2017 is limited to only 20 entries. Fill out the form below to pre-register today! All contestants are required to check-in in person at the registration table at EarthQuaker Day 2017 - August 5, 2017.

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350 W. Bowery St., Akron, OH, 44307

Metered street parking is free on the weekends. EarthQuaker Devices HQ is easily walkable from downtown Akron parking.



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