EarthQuaker Day

2019 PRS Guitars Riff Contest

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Who’s got the riffs? Guitar solos are cool, but we want to hear some real headbangin’ rock ‘n roll guitar riffs. That’s why we’re pumped to host the 2019 PRS Guitars EarthQuaker Day Riff Contest Monday nights at Musica (51 E Market St.) in downtown Akron, Ohio!

Sign up now to enter the qualifying round for a chance to compete on August 3 for the Grand Prize of a Maryland-made PRS S2 Standard 22 Guitar in a custom Blue Smokeburst ($1,349 retail value) and an EarthQuaker Devices pedalboard! You’ll be provided with a guitar (feel free to bring your own), an assortment of EarthQuaker Devices pedals, an amplifier, and 60 seconds to dazzle the audience!

Qualifying rounds will be held Monday nights at Musica from July 15-July 29. Three winners from each qualifying round will receive an EarthQuaker Devices Westwood Translucent Overdrive Manipulator plus a shot at the Grand Prize on August 3!

Each qualifying round is limited to only twenty (20) participants, so register today!

 
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Qualifying Rounds :

 

Mondays at Musica from 7/15 - 7/29

Qualifying rounds for the 2019 PRS Guitars EarthQuaker Day Riff Contest will take place Monday nights at Musica from 6-9pm. Confirmed participants must check-in at the Musica entrance booth by 6pm.

There will be a different guest judge each Monday:

  • July 15: Malcolm Abrams of the Akron Beacon Journal

  • July 22: Dave Rich of The Beyonderers

  • July 29: Albert Macso of Akron Coffee Roasters

First place qualifiers will receive an EarthQuaker Devices Westwood Translucent Overdrive Manipulator, plus a chance to compete on August 3 for a PRS Guitars S2 Standard 22 and a pedalboard courtesy of EarthQuaker Devices and Warwick / Rockboard. Qualifying runners-up will receive a swag bag with goodies from EarthQuaker Devices.

Contest Finals :

5:00pm on Saturday 8/3 at EarthQuaker Devices

Three winners from each qualifying round will compete head-to-head at EarthQuaker Day for the following prizes:

Grand Prize:

  • PRS Guitars S2 Standard 22 ($1,349 value)

  • Warwick/Rockboard Pedalboard

  • Aqueduct® Vibrato

  • Dispatch Master™ Digital Delay & Reverb

  • Hoof™ Hybrid Fuzz

  • Plumes™ Small Signal Shredder

  • Rainbow Machine™ Polyphonic Pitch Mesmerizer

  • Swiss Things™ Pedalboard Reconciler

Second place:

  • Dispatch Master™ Digital Delay & Reverb

  • Hoof™ Hybrid Fuzz

  • Plumes™ Small Signal Shredder

Third place:

  • Plumes™ Small Signal Shredder

Register Now :

  • Registration is now closed.

Rules :

  • Participants must be 18 or older. Participants 14 or older may be accompanied by an adult.

  • Electric guitar only. No acoustic instruments, bass guitars, keyboards, synthesizer, or other non-electric guitar instruments.

  • Qualifying rounds are limited to twenty (20) entries per week.

  • Participants may sign-up for only one qualifying round.

  • Participants must arrive at MUSICA by 6:00pm on the date of their performance.

  • Participants may bring their own electric guitar or use the one provided.

  • Participants will be provided with an assortment of EarthQuaker Devices pedals, an amplifier, and an electric guitar.

  • Participants will be allotted 60 seconds to perform.