For 2015, a new award to was added: Lifetime Achievement. This award went to David “Fishman” Rivera. Rivera took the stage to accept the award and provided a heartfelt, emotional speech that is indicative of his passion for the industry. He told a great story of his first attempt at sound-off contests and how, back then, Larry Frederick (at the time with Phoenix Gold) was brutally honest enough to tell him where he needed to improve his sound system. Since then, Rivera has been known as an out-of-the-box thinker and has created many memorable installations.
KnowledgeFest 2015 was a well-attended and successful show. Make plans to travel to Dallas, Texas in August for next year’s event.