Beale Street Audio Plans Contest For CEDIA

Beale Street Audio has announced that it will hold both a guitar contest and “open guitar” area at its booth at CEDIA Expo in Denver.

“The idea for an Open Guitar area, where anyone can come up and play, was prompted by the realization that there are a huge amount of musicians in our industry. The foundation of what we do is helping people enjoy music with the wonderful products that our industry sells,” Mark Cichowski, VP of Business Development, explained in the announcement.

“If people at CEDIA want to come up and play for fun, anyone can do that. If dealers only want to compete to win a beautiful Gibson 335 Guitar, they can do that too. In addition to the Guitar, we will be giving away $1,500 of Beale Street Audio product to one of the runner up dealers in a Facebook contest.. From memory, this has never been done at CEDIA before and it should prove to be a fun, entertaining contest.”

The contest is for dealers only. Here are the full rules:

After you take a moment to warm up, a representative from Beale Street Audio will get ready to film you for about 30-60 seconds playing your most impressive guitar licks.

Before the clock starts and you begin to play, state your name clearly and your phone number twice so we can find you if you are a finalist.

Play for about 30-60 seconds. We will save all of the contestant videos.

THERE WILL BE TWO AWARDS. The Guitar and $1,500 of Beale Street Audio products.

§ To win the guitar, three judges from the AV industry that are accomplished guitarists (Bob Archer from CEPro, Buzz Goddard from the Goddard Group, and Taft Strickland from RS Pro Sales) will view all of the videos. The judges will choose the winner for the guitar and it is at the sole discretion of the judges and Beale Street Audio to award the guitar.

§ The $1,500 of products will be awarded to one of the top 4-5 guitarists that did not win the guitar via a Facebook contest. The top videos will be posted online and a link will be sent to the people that visited the Beale Street Audio booth as well as those who see us on Facebook. By entering, you are allowing us to post your video online. If you do not want that, let us know. The person with the video with the most Likes/Votes will win the Beale Street Audio products.

The booth is #596 at CEDIA Expo.

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