Florida Expo 2022 Still "A Go" As of Today

Despite surging Covid Omicron cases, the organizers of Florida Audio Expo 2022 plan on holding the show February 2022. Here's the press release. By the way, there's a new variant called OmicronMQA. You get Covid, and it unfolds in your body smallpox and diptheria (rimshot).

Tampa, Florida—December 2021—The countdown to Florida Audio Expo 2022 has begun. The Florida Audio Expo is ready to host the audio-industry elite for its third show, to be held Friday–Sunday, February 18–20, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore.

Qobuz returns as the Expo’s official streaming service, and David Solomon, Chief Hi-Res Evangelist at Qobuz USA, will host his famous Flash DJ sessions throughout the weekend.

“We sincerely appreciate the strong support from our exhibitors and members of the press who will participate,” said Bart Andeer, co-founder and operations manager of the Florida Audio Expo. (See full list of exhibitors here.) “The Tampa area is home to many music lovers and luxury consumers who appreciate the opportunity to experience the world’s best audio systems. We expect several new-product introductions that are sure to be highlights for those attending, in addition to many fantastic demos. We are also thrilled to share with everyone live streams of the excitement on the show floor, more details to follow.”

Exhibit rooms are still available—anyone interested in booking space should do so before the show directory closes, on January 7. The incredible draw of the warm Florida weather makes the Expo a wonderful escape for many, but the cold weather in much of the rest of the country means that it will be the height of the Florida tourism season, and that the host hotel will quickly sell out. (Other hotels within walking distance of the Expo are listed below.)

Admission will be $15 for Friday only, $20 for Sunday only, or $30 for all three days; admission is free for students and spouses, while first responders and military personnel get 50% off all ticket prices. Tickets are available here.

Show Hours:

Friday, February 18 10 am–6 pm
Saturday, February 19 10 am–6 pm
Sunday, February 20 10 am–4 pm
Please visit the Florida Expo website for more details.

Additional hotel info: Note that these hotels are within walking or airport-shuttle distance of the Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore but are not affiliated with the Florida Audio Expo:

Holiday Inn Tampa Westshore–Airport Area, an IHG Hotel
700 N. Westshore Blvd., Tampa, FL

Four Points by Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore
4400 W. Cypress St., Tampa, FL

Anton D's picture

In my day, they called those "Chicken Pox Parties."

Similar to "Texas State Chemical Plant Regulations."

We have a month to see how things are gonna roll.

Fingers crossed! I'd love to see some fun show reports and get my audio mojo perked up!!