Event Schedule

Thursday, April 16, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

SPECIAL EVENTS

4/16/2020  |  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM  |  Separate Registration Required

Audio Industry Welcome Reception

Kick off your AXPONA experience by networking with manufacturers, dealers, distributors and press. This exclusive reception is for members of the trade to network, make connections and set meetings for the next three days.

The reception is open to registered exhibitors staff, Media, and Industry Pass Holders.

Friday, April 17, 2020
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

REGISTRATION

4/17/2020  |  9:00 AM - 6:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Ticket Sales & Badge Pick-Up Open

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

EXHIBITION HOURS

4/17/2020  |  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Listening Rooms, Expo Hall, Ear Gear Experience and Record Fair Open

10:30 AM - 5:15 PM

EAR GEAR THEATER

4/17/2020  |  10:30 AM - 5:15 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Ear Gear Theater Sessions

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

SEMINARS

4/17/2020  |  11:00 AM - 4:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Seminars

MASTER CLASS THEATER

4/17/2020  |  11:00 AM - 5:45 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Master Class Theater Sessions in The Expo Hall

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

LIVE MUSIC

4/17/2020  |  8:00 PM - 9:30 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Friday Night Concert- Toronzo Cannon

Sponsor:

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Chicago bluesman Toronzo Cannon defies all expectations. The blistering guitarist, soulful vocalist, singular songwriter and city bus driver fuses his muscular, rock-inspired blues guitar playing with his original, keenly detailed slice-of-life songs, blazing his own blues trail. With the 2016 release of his Alligator Records debut, The Chicago Way, Cannon burst onto the international stage as one the most electrifying bluesmen to emerge from Chicago in decades.

“Cannon is at the front rank of Chicago bluesmen. He creates wide-screen modern arrangements for wry, thoughtful songs, molding an ensemble sound that’s both tempestuous and scrupulously controlled.” –MOJO

Cannon bought his first guitar at age 22, and his natural talent enabled him to quickly master the instrument. Although his initial focus was reggae, he found himself increasingly drawn to the blues. “It was dormant in me. But when I started playing the blues, I found my voice and the blues came pouring out.” He absorbed sounds, styles and licks from Buddy Guy, Albert Collins, Hound Dog Taylor, B.B. King, Albert King, Freddie King, Jimi Hendrix, J.B. Hutto, Lil’ Ed and others. Although influenced by many, Cannon’s biting, stinging guitar sound is all his own.

Cannon is part of the post-'80s generation that is just as much influenced by rock as the blues. Where he separates with the rest of that pack is that Cannon puts the song ahead of the solo. —Chicago Tribune

Learn more about Toronzo Cannon here: https://toronzocannon.com/

Saturday, April 18, 2020
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

REGISTRATION

4/18/2020  |  9:00 AM - 6:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Ticket Sales & Badge Pick-Up Open

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

EXHIBITION HOURS

4/18/2020  |  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Listening Rooms, Expo Hall, Ear Gear Experience and Record Fair Open

10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

SEMINARS

4/18/2020  |  10:30 AM - 2:30 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Seminars

EAR GEAR THEATER

4/18/2020  |  10:30 AM - 5:15 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Ear Gear Theater Sessions

11:00 AM - 5:45 PM

MASTER CLASS THEATER

4/18/2020  |  11:00 AM - 5:45 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Master Class Theater Sessions in The Expo Hall

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

LIVE MUSIC

4/18/2020  |  8:00 PM - 9:30 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Saturday Night Concert - Rickie Lee Jones

Sponsor: 

Sound and Lighting sponsor:

RICKIE LEE JONES has spent a life time dancing with her muse. She is the most iconic American female singer-songwriter of her time, a woman who outlasted all her adversaries--including youth and self-destruction. A seasoned humility brings her performances an authenticity that only long-enduring musicians achieve. Her artistry is brilliantly underlined with her 2019 album KICKS. The album spans two decades (50s-70s) of pop, rock and jazz, presenting her unique and sophisticated interpretations of songs that were pivotal to her musical journey. 

By the time she was 19, JONES was living in Los Angeles, waiting tables and occasionally playing music in out of the way coffee houses and bars. All the while, she was developing her unique aesthetic: music that was sometimes spoken, often beautifully sung, and while emotionally accessible, she was writing lyrics as taut and complex as any by the great American poet, Elizabeth Bishop. In JONES’ voice and songs, we saw smoky stocking seams, love being everything but requited. And it was during these years that RICKIE LEE’s song, "Easy Money," caught the attention of one musician and then the music industry. The song was recorded by Lowell George, the founder of the band, Little Feat. He used it on his solo album, Thanks, I’ll Eat It Here. Shortly thereafter, Warner Brothers auditioned JONES and quickly signed her to the label.

Join us Saturday evening with this Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, which will demand you stop and pay attention to favorites and deep cuts that span pop, jazz, standards, and rock.  

For more on Rickie Lee Jones visit here: www.rickieleejones.com

Sunday, April 19, 2020
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

REGISTRATION

4/19/2020  |  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Ticket Sales & Badge Pick-Up Open

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

EXHIBITION HOURS

4/19/2020  |  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Listening Rooms, Expo Hall, Ear Gear Experience and Record Fair Open

11:00 AM - 3:45 PM

MASTER CLASS THEATER

4/19/2020  |  11:00 AM - 3:45 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Master Class Theater Sessions in The Expo Hall

11:30 AM - 3:15 PM

EAR GEAR THEATER

4/19/2020  |  11:30 AM - 3:15 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Ear Gear Theater Sessions