Experience 2018 Event Recap!

Posted Jun 11, 2018


Another Experience PRS event is in the books! First off, we want to say thank you to the amazing PRS fans, dealers, artists, and employees who helped us pull-off an event of this magnitude! The spirit of the occasion was joyful, and it was our pleasure to host more than 3,000 of you at our factory.

If you weren't able to join us this year, don't worry, we'll get you up to speed with a recap of Experience 2018 below!


  • 3300+ attendees
  • 200+ Guitars For Sale
  • 5 Delicious Food Vendors
  • 240LBS of Pork Shoulder / 200LBS of Hot Dogs (Chesapeake Celebrations)
  • 500 Pizzas Sold (Wanna Pizza This)
  • 430LBS of Carnitas, 400LBS of Cheese (Pablos Tacos)
  • 41 Kegs of Beers Enjoyed
  • 468 PRS Fans Took Guided Tours
  • 100's More Toured The Factory Themselves
  • 10 Artist-Led Clinics
  • 9 Full Bands, plus 10 individual artists!

While most of the attendees were from the US, we also had guests from Australia, Canada, Japan, Brazil, the UK, Spain, France, China, and Korea!

We had some very talented PRS fans in the building, check out the work below by Ania B. at our wood stain demo area! She did all of this by hand with cotton stain rags!


Musician and YouTuber Tyler Larson (Music Is Win) was also here to capture much of the essence of Experience PRS 2018! His recap video is below:

There were plenty of things to do at this year's event:

  • Factory Tours
  • "Test-Drive" Gear
  • Stain Your Own Private Stock Wood
  • LTD Edition Guitars For Sale
  • Accessories Shop
  • Educational Clinics
  • John's Hopkins Charity Prize Wheel
  • Meet The Luthiers
  • Autograph Signings
  • Mingle With Artists
  • Jam Stage
  • Regional Concerts
  • Nightly Main Stage Concerts


At this year's event, we released five limited edition guitars! They're available now, so contact a PRS dealer quickly if you're interested (the order window for these guitars closes August 31, 2018)!

This year we were treated to dozens of talented artists peforming at our main stage tent, watch the livestream coverage of our nightly concerts here.

Check out photos of the action at Experience PRS 2018 below (click here for a Day 1 recap)!


Thanks for making Experience PRS 2018 a success! Paul Smith also shares a few words of thanks in the video below: