Alpharetta, GA (August 15, 2022) – CEDIA Expo, the platform where residential technology integration, design and construction professionals connect, learn, and engage, announces the return of the CE Pro All-Star Band. For the first time in three years, the CE Pro All-Star Band will return to CEDIA Expo for a live performance. The long-awaited reunion will kick off after the conclusion of the CE Pro BEST Project Awards gala on Thursday, September 29.
The CE Pro All-Star Band will bring together some of the most talented professionals in the custom electronics industry for a 90-minute live music showcase. Covering music from a range of decades, the CE Pro All-Star Band will perform tunes from The Beatles, Van Morrison, Tom Petty, Foghat, Foo Fighters, Hootie and the Blowfish and Lynyrd Skynyrd. This year’s band includes:
- Bob Archer from CE Pro – Guitar
- Tim Bigoness from D-Tools – Drums and lead vocals
- Richard Charschan from AcousticSmart – Guitar
- Jim Garrett from Harman International – Drums
- Steve Haas from SH Acoustics – Keyboards
- Bret Jacob from Nortek Control – Trumpet
- Mitch Klein from Z-Wave Alliance – Bass
- Vince Luciani from AMETEK Power Quality Solutions (SurgeX) – Guitar
- Jason McGraw from CEDIA Expo and KBIS – Guitar
- Rick Santiago from Indy Audio Labs – Saxophone
- Patrick Shaughnessy from Focal Naim America – Guitar and lead vocals
- David Silkin from Digital Sales Group Metro and DSG Distributors – Bass
Many professionals participating in the CE Pro All-Star Band have spent years in the industry. They’re also excellent musicians, as many have played their entire lives. The return of the CE Pro All-Star Band is an exciting opportunity for the industry to reunite over a collective love of music.
“I’m honored to be included with this great ensemble of talent – from all parts of our industry,” said Tim Bigoness, chief marketing officer for D-Tools. “This year will be extra special. For many of us, it is a return to CEDIA Expo and a chance to reconnect with many friends and colleagues. We’ve put together a fairly ambitious set this year and pulling it all together remotely has its challenges. Still, it is truly a labor of love.”
“For me, performing with CE Pro All-Star band is one of the show’s highlights,” noted Dave Silkin, president and chief operating officer for Digital Sales Group Metro/DSG Distributors. “Something magical happens every time we get together. I’m confident this year will be our best performance yet.”
The CE Pro All-Star Band’s rocking reunion will occur on Thursday, September 29, 2022, at the Smart Stage. The event will follow the CE Pro BEST Project Awards ceremony, which begins at 4:00pm. As in previous years, the concert is interactive. Attendees will be invited to sing, dance and even join the band on stage.
Individuals interested in attending CEDIA Expo 2022 from September 29 – October 1, 2022, in Dallas, TX, can register online.
About CEDIA Expo
CEDIA Expo, owned by Emerald, is THE platform where residential technology integrators, designers and construction professions connect, learn, and engage. CEDIA Expo brings together thousands of home tech pros and hundreds of exhibitors to the leading event for smart home technology. For more information, please visit cediaexpo.com.
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Morgan Lawrence, APR, Director of Communications
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