Attention music fanatics: GearFest 2011 is headed to Fort Wayne this June 24-25! The event is hosted by Fort Wayne's own Sweetwater, one of the most respected music instrument and pro audio retailers in the world. Hundreds of instrument manufacturers will be there, exhibiting their top-of-the-line music supplies, and you won’t want to miss your opportunity to play quality instruments while hob-knobbing with other music buffs. At GearFest, music lovers can also get the inside scoop on the music business from industry veterans during presentations and various workshops spread over the two-day convention. In addition, you'll find a front-row seat to multiple live performances! Musicians looking to buy, sell or renovate their instruments will find unbelievable deals at GearFest’s flea market. And make sure to stop by for a FREE guitar restringing to keep your Ibanez or Gibson in tune and ready for any gig that comes your way. Festival visitors also have a shot at winning killer prizes! Guitars, amps, keyboards, drums—the list goes on and on as GearFest will give away $30,000 worth of musical equipment. GearFest is open from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday the 24th and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday the 25th. For more information about the event, workshops, performances and prizes, visit