Show News: RMAF and Capital Audiofest 2021 a go; Seattle and Munich cancelled

As of this moment in time:

We will be showing, with Audio Note U.K. and Peter Qvortrup, at RMAF: Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2021 in Denver, CO OCTOBER 8, 2021 – OCTOBER 10, 2021

We will be showing at Capital Audio Fest in Washington D.C. 2021 November 5th – 7th, 2021 — with Acapella Audio Arts, and Hermann Winters.

We will NOT be showing at T.H.E. Show, Los Angeles next month: June 11-13 in Long Beach. We think it is still too soon. About 1% of the typical audiophile-aged American population has died of COVID [let us never forget] and for a significant percentage of people, that still looms large enough to sway them from attending a hifi show with crowded [in the best(?) case], stuffy [the ventilation turned off because it is too noisy] hotel rooms. [and, practically speaking, the associated return on investment may be even less than the average, near-zero ROI of the typical show ;-/. Then again, this may be the same argument used by those exhibiting – the ROI is usually so close to zero, anyway, why worry about it? :-). [many of us go just because it is fun, we get to meet many friends, and to try and expose the general public and new audiophiles to much-better-than-average high-quality music reproduction].

Pacific Audio Fest [a late surge in COVID in Seattle at the last minute during planning and scheduling] and Munich HighEnd have both been cancelled for 2021 – but both are good to go next year, 2022.

We are so happy things are getting back to normal…!

 

Pacific Audio Fest – Seattle July 30 – August 1, 2021 (Cancelled)

Got our (first) jabs [10M+ people and hardly anyone died here (compared with most areas, percentage-wise) with one of the most serious lockdowns anywhere (a lot of smart people here in Silicon Valley) – but we think we are one of the last on the vaccine lists because… almost no one died here].

So, finally, we’re signed up for the new audio show set up by Lou Hinkley (Daedalus Audio) and Gary Gill (Capital Audiofest).

“The Pacific Audio Fest is the first major audio show promoted by exhibitors and music lovers for music Lovers and exhibitors!”

Neli and I met Lou back in the early days of RMAF in 2004, 2005. We’d be unloading, or loading, our audio-laden overloaded vehicles together at the Denver Marriott… or listening to each other party until the wee hours as he had the exhibit room right above ours [and we had the room right below his :-)]

And Gary Gill has been running CAF for a few years and has one of the most amazingly welcoming and friendly (to audiophiles and exhibitors, both) vibes for any show at any times.

Promises to be a great show. And we’ve never been to Seattle, so that will be fun too.

[No one seems to be able to make a decision whether the word[s] Audio Fest has a space in it or not. So we won’t either :-)].

Capital Audiofest 2020 cancelled

Capital Audiofest 2020 cancelled. No show until next year (no surprise here. But here is the announcement)

Capital Audiofest Cancels 2020 and Confirms 2021 Show Dates
 July 5, 2020, Rockville MD
To all friends of The Capital Audiofest:
We apologize for our silence but are happy to announce that the Capital Audiofest (CAF) has finalized an agreement with the Hilton Hotel that allows us to move the show from 2020 to 2021 without any issues. We feel it is better to wait a year in order to provide everyone with the same CAF qualities inclusive of protections and safeguards rather than cobble together a lesser show.
We greatly appreciate everyone being patient in this difficult time and want you and your families to be safe and able to return to CAF in 2021. The official dates are now November 5-7, 2021, and want all vendors to know that their rooms are there for you to return to. Please let us know your intent so we can hold your place. See you all in 2021.
Sincerely,
Gary Gill, Capital Audiofest, LLC Founder and Director
About Capital Audiofest (CAF)
Capital Audiofest is the East Coast’s largest and longest running consumer high-end audio show and the only show in the Mid-Atlantic region. Started in 2010 by Gary Gill, CAF presents a wide range of music reproduction products for the enthusiast, from start-up and cutting edge technologies to cost-no-object aspirational gear, and everything in between. Capital Audiofest offers a fun and congenial weekend for the whole family, including live music, seminars and presentations and tastings from local distilleries.
Capital Audiofest 2021
1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852, United States