TAMPA, FL (PTA) — Show organizers sent out a heartfelt announcement this morning regarding the Florida Audio Expo 2021, and sadly for the audio show going community the festival of sound for 2021 had to be cancelled.
The show organizer’s felt that in the face of these uncertain times, and in order to ensure the safety of exhibitors, attendees, and the entire audiophile community the show could simply not continue as planned. A communication from Bart Andeer, Michael Bovaird, John Chait, and Ammar “AJ” Jadusingh (FLAX Organizers) is enclosed below.
While we at Part-Time Audiophile are certainly disappointed with this turn of events, this decision was inevitable. We wish all our friends and colleagues in the industry only the very best in this troubling time, and hope that all stay well and safe. We will meet again, soon, we hope.
The Florida Audio Expo of Years Past
FLORIDA AUDIO EXPO ANNOUNCES 2021 CANCELLATION
Tampa, Florida—August 2020—Given the extraordinary times and continued uncertainty, the founders of the Florida Audio Expo, Bart Andeer, Michael Bovaird, John Chait, and Ammar “AJ” Jadusingh, have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 show.
“We sincerely appreciate the exhibitors, consumers, and media that support us,” says Bart Andeer, co-founder and operations manager of the Florida Audio Expo. “This decision isn’t the outcome we hoped to announce, but in our estimation, is the best option for our event given the information available at this time. We will always put our customers’ well being first. We remain vigilant and hope that 2022 will bring new opportunities to come together and celebrate our love for music.”
Florida Audio Expo has refunded all deposits collected towards the 2021 event.
Andeer continues, “We continue to enjoy the wonderful memories from this year’s show, and encourage everyone to continue to support each other and stay connected. Let music guide be your guide through these troubling times. On behalf of the entire Florida Audio Expo team, we wish you peace, safety, and good health until we meet again.”