I recently received this PR release... thought some of our FL area members might be interested: Tampa, Florida—August 2018—The Florida Audio Expo is excited to announce its inaugural show. This show will be held on Friday February 8ththrough Sunday February 10th, 2019 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore.The new southeast show seeks to give music lovers the chance to personally audition some of the industry’s finest offerings, all taking place in sunny Florida. The show is free to the public. The Embassy Suites, originally built as condominiums, offer a luxury feel, and the living suites are acoustically isolated—one of the key reasons this venue was selected. The audio rooms, Marketplace, and headphone/personal audio demo suites will all feature display areas that include a separate bedroom and kitchen, offering exhibitors the added benefit of a multi-purpose room as an interesting and affordablealternative to typical hotel-style shows and crowded ballroom exhibitions. The exhibitor list grows daily, and currently features such prominent brands as Gryphon Audio,LampizatOr,Legacy Audio, Luxman, Magico Loudspeakers, MBL North America, VAC, and many more. “Florida hasn’t had an audio show in a good number of years. We look forward to bringing our speakers and electronics to this culture-rich area of music enthusiasts,” said Bill Dudleston, founder of Legacy Audio. “Our mission for creating the Florida Audio Expo was to bring a strong offering to the Southeast market with a fun atmosphere for enjoying music—we want to celebrate our lifestyleand support the industry in this region,” said Bart Andeer, founder of Resolution Acoustics and manager of the Expo’s daily operations. “We have been working this idea for a few years, but wanted to find the right venue available at the right time of year, and we believe we have achieved both for the 2019 show. We strongly encourage regional dealers and manufacturers from all over the US who are looking for a new option.” The Florida Audio Expo will provide access to incredible sounds, as well as loads of area attractions to do and see. Only a five-minute drive from the Tampa International Airport, the Embassy Suites are close to such local attractions as Busch Gardens, and just an hour’s drive from Walt Disney World. Additional benefits for attendees and exhibitors staying at the Embassy Suites include free airport shuttle, free breakfast, and free happy hour. Please visit www.floridaaudioexpo.comfor more information.