General Registration is Now Open!
Mark your calendars, register and come join us! Experience PRS 2018 will take place on June 8th and 9th, 2018 at the PRS factory in Stevensville, MD. The 9th Experience PRS event will kick off on Friday, June 8th with an exclusive Signature Club cocktail and sales floor preview hour followed by an open-to-the-public concert featuring some of our hottest PRS artists. Saturday, June 9th we'll continue Experience PRS 2018 - the Ultimate Guitar Festival - with a day filled with informative clinics, new products, gear demonstrations, interactive displays, jam stages, factory tours, and artist performances culminating with an awesome star-studded Concert.
We look forward to seeing you in June!
Schedule Subject to change without notice.
Performers, times and details will be identified as the event gets closer.
A full program will also be available at the door for guests to be able to plan their day.
The public portion of Experience PRS 2018 kicks off with a Friday night evening concert featuring national acts. This not-to-be-missed concert event is not only a night of great music but a celebration for friends new and old to come together and have a rippin' good time.
New to Experience PRS 2018, PRS will have a day stage bringing top-tier performances to attendees all day long on Saturday, June 9th. Artists will be added to the line-up as the event gets closer. Check back for details.
The culmination of Experience PRS 2018 will, of course, be a concert on the Main Stage MC'd by Paul Reed Smith. Always a highlight of the event, PRS is pleased to host another great evening of music.
Details coming soon!
In addition to those performing at Experience, there will be many additional artists attending the event to host clinics, play with you on the jam stage and demo gear.
Artists will be added to the line-up as the event gets closer, so keep checking back to what talent is in store.
Date: June 8th and 9th, 2018
PRS Guitars Factory
380 Log Canoe Circle
Stevensville, MD 21666
Registration is required for all events.
Early Bird Registration: Opens February 12th (current Signature Club Members only)
Public Registration: March 12th - May 22nd
If you are in need of a hotel room, you may contact one of the hotels listed below. Availability is limited. All guests are responsible for making and managing their individual hotel reservations and travel arrangements.
Pricing based on check in on 6/8 with check out on 6/10. If you’d like a longer stay to explore Annapolis, please arrange that with hotel, based upon availability.
Hotel & Travel Cancellation Policies - vary by company. Be sure to ask.
Note: There are plenty of other great hotels in Annapolis and Baltimore if the above does not suit your needs or are filled.
Signature Club members will receive an "EXP PRS 2018" gift bag loaded with a selection of accessory items, including a commemorative "EXP PRS 2018" truss rod cover and pint glass, as well as other goodies.
Signature Club members are invited to a private pre-show Cocktail Hour in the factory on Friday night before the Friday night concert. There will be an open bar and light hors d'oeuvres available on the Experience sales/factory floor. This is a great opportunity to get a sneak peek at the Experience PRS offerings, and the first buying opportunity of the show. The West Street East accessory store will also be open for anyone who wants first dibs on Experience swag. Other than this exclusive event, the building is closed to the public on Friday night.
Signature Club members receive 15% discount in the West Street East accessory store during the event.
Paul has set aside three 30 minute autograph sessions during the event for Sig Club members only. Paul will sign one item for each guest that this time allows.
The Signature Club is open to anyone who has an interest in PRS Guitars. Sign up here by May 1, 2018 to enjoy special benefits during the Experience PRS 2018 event.
Hors d'oeuvres and Beverages will be provided at no cost on Friday evening during the exclusive Signature Club Member cocktail hour event.
Food vendors will be onsite to provide a wide variety of cuisines at a reasonable cost. Please come prepared with extra cash to cover your meals. Complimentary bottled water will be provided. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.
General parking is available throughout the business park but is limited. Please feel free to park along the business park circle but we need to ask that you refrain from parking in the parking lots of the surrounding businesses.
Note: Some of our neighbors have decided to solicit parking in their lots by charging a parking fee. We have addressed the issue and have kindly asked these businesses NOT to do this but we cannot guarantee they will abide by our request. If you choose to park in a 'paid' lot, it's ok but please do not feel obligated to do so.
Handicapped parking areas have designated in the front parking area of the PRS building.
We'll be posting updates to Twitter leading up to Experience PRS and throughout the event. Use the #expprs hashtag to get Experience updates from PRS and to keep in touch with other Experience attendees.
If you're not already following PRS on Twitter, now's the time!
Join us: @prsguitars
Guests are free to explore the PRS factory at your leisure. If you prefer a guide, please sign up at the tour sign-up booth onsite on Saturday. We will have ongoing demonstrations in all major areas of the factory.
On Saturday, clinics will be given throughout the day as well. You are free to attend whichever ones are of interest to you. There will be no sign ups for clinics; however, a schedule will be provided for your reference. This should help you figure out how to plan your day.
Play all the latest PRS models including some made exclusively for this event on Saturday!
Back by popular demand! Jam with the PRS house band. Jam slots fill up quickly - Sign up early on Saturday.
Signature Club members and the General Public will have the opportunity to purchase select models from authorized PRS Dealers. Our West Street East accessory store will also be open during the event and will feature some unique, exclusive Experience PRS 2018 items.
Much, Much More!
Rte. 50 East towards Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Proceed over Bay Bridge (Toll $4.00) and take the first exit once you have crossed the bridge. Exit is Rte. 8 North towards Stevensville. Turn left at the traffic light at the end of the exit ramp and proceed through the next traffic light. At the 2nd light, turn left onto Schooner Parkway (entrance into Chesapeake Bay Business Park). Follow Schooner Parkway to stop sign and turn right. PRS Guitars will be on your left.
Rte. 50 West towards Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Do not cross the bridge. Take the last exit before the bridge - Rte. 8 North towards Stevensville. Turn right at the traffic light at the end of the exit ramp and proceed on Rte. 8 North. At the first traffic light, turn left onto Schooner Parkway (entrance into Chesapeake Bay Business Park). Follow Schooner Parkway to stop sign and turn right. PRS Guitars will be on your left.
Q. Can I bring my guitar?
A. Sorry, but NO. Due to the parameters of this event and past security issues, we have decided that it is in everyone's best interest to leave your guitars at home where you know they will be safe. We realize many of you would like to have Paul Smith sign your guitars. We will have backplates available for sale onsite in our "West Street East" accessory store and, if time permits, Paul will be available to sign these instead. If you are interested in having your guitar serviced by our PTC staff, you will be able to place your "order" for PTC services. Unfortunately, there will be no PTC services performed during the event.
Q. Are cameras permitted at the event?
A. Yes. Cameras are welcome at all clinics, seminars, artist meet & greets and various other activities throughout the event. Post your pics and tag us! #expprs
Q. What if I need a hotel reservation or transportation?
A. Hotel reservations and travel arrangements are your responsibility to arrange.
Q. Will I be able to get autographs from PRS artists?
A. Yes, however, we ask that you please be respectful of the artists as they are "mingling" around the event.
Q. Will I be able to get Paul Smith's autograph?
A. Signature Club Members ONLY will have a designated time slot for Paul to sign one item of your choice. Please refer to the schedule of events for these times.
Q. Who is playing at the Concerts?
A. Check back soon for more details.
Q. Do I have to be a Signature Club member to attend the special PRS Signature Club Event?
Absolutely! The Friday, June 8th PRS Signature Club Member Cocktail Hour Event will only be open to Signature Club members with current membership that have registered for the event. Signature members may register and bring one spouse, significant other or family member with them to the Signature Club Event. Folks interested in becoming a Signature Club member can learn more about the program and join here: PRS Signature Club. The cutoff date for becoming a new Signature Club member to register to attend the private Signature Club Member Cocktail Hour Event is May 1, 2018.
Q. Is this event suitable for young children?
No. As a crowded and loud outdoor event, it’s best not to bring young children. Attending children should be with a responsible adult at all times. Everyone, whatever their age, must be registered for entry.
If you have any additional questions, please EMAIL us, and we will do our best to respond in a timely manner.
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Email is the best form of communication for Experience PRS 2018 questions.