Berkeley, CA (February 10, 2017)—This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love; The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band; the Monterey International Pop Festival; and, as it happens, the year that Meyer Sound co-founders John and Helen Meyer first met. Now, five decades on, as part of a year-long celebration to mark the occasion, the Meyers will visit key customers and host exclusive curated events in Meyer Sound environments at the company's Berkeley, CA campus in the San Francisco Bay Area, throughout the US, and around the world.
1967 was momentous for the two young sound enthusiasts, whose first date was a visit to a Berkeley hi-fi shop to hear Sgt. Pepper. That same year, John Meyer was tapped by Steve Miller to develop a better sound system for the blues rocker's Monterey Pop performance. While it would be another decade before Meyer Sound was formally founded, it nonetheless laid the cornerstones for what would become the company.
"1967 was a remarkable time in music and live sound with the freedom to work alongside a new generation of artists," said CEO John Meyer. "The opportunity to innovate was everywhere. The Bay Area was in the center of it all with creative artists, a free spirit and high-level universities providing R&D resources. This was the inspiration for Meyer Sound, and we've remained dedicated to this spirit of handmade innovation ever since."
"To celebrate, we're creating an incredible program for 2017," said executive vice president Helen Meyer. "We will travel near and far to see our customers and creations and participate in exclusive experiences, to launch important new products, host game-changing listening experiences, increase our festival presence and collaboration with key touring partners, and explore new Meyer Sound frontiers, such as China and India. We have some special surprises in store and can't wait to reveal them at just the right moments!"
At the events, Meyer Sound will highlight its audio products, systems and ideas for live music of all genres in concert halls and stadiums, corporate settings, educational arenas, theaters, houses of worship, restaurants, cinema post-production and exhibition, fine art projects, and more.
Additionally, the gates to the campus will open to a few lucky guests through a contest for an all-expense paid trip to visit Meyer Sound in Berkeley, details of which will be announced soon.