Knobcon party with live music and a cash bar.

Your admission fee gets you into the entire 2 1/2 day event, beginning with the party on Friday night, so plan to arrive early! After a day of traveling and setting up, unwind with a few drinks and see some unique gear-centric performances. It's a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and make some new ones.

Those wishing only to attend the party on Friday night must still purchase a pass for the event. 

Doors open at 6 pm, music starts at 7pm and runs until 11pm or so. Schedule TBD.





Mark Vail 

Electronic music author and former editor of Keyboard magazine who brought us must-have classics Beauty In The B and Vintage Synthesizers brings his notes instead of his words this year.


Cory Sterling (AKA redstripedown) is the platonic ideal of modern modular synthesist: a nerd with endless patience and desire to share his experience and a first class performer of atmospheric downtempo.

Ryan Sullivan ▶

Kicking off the Knobtoberfest Kosmische Triple Shot is Chicago’s own Ryan Sullivan (formerly Golden Birthday), who will be tackling the exciting and fun challenge of performing a tribute to NEU!


YouTube sensation Synthmania (AKA Paolo Di Nicolantonio) will be gracing us with a special once in a lifetime all hardware Kraftwerk tribute.

Suit & Tie Guy vs Nathan Hahn

Host of Knobcon and longtime friend Nathan Hahn pay homage to Klaus Schulze and Manuel Göttsching with a set of Berlin School synthesisers and guitar.






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