Frequently Asked Questions

NAMM Show

Attendance at NAMM trade shows is restricted to owners, suppliers, employees, endorsed artists and visitors of NAMM Member companies. NAMM's Membership is comprised of companies that make, buy and/or sell musical instruments and products. If your company meets this requirement, we invite you to visit our Membership page to start the process of becoming a Member of NAMM.

Once your company has been approved for Membership, you may create an account on www.namm.org and use The NAMM Show section to register for housing, booth space and badges, as well as read about scheduled NAMM Show events.

We invite your company to take full advantage of the opportunity to join us for our annual industry event. The official Invitation to Exhibit is available online.

Remember, it's best to respond early to claim last year's space or increase your chance of getting the best available space.

Exhibiting at NAMM trade shows is restricted to active NAMM Member companies. NAMM's Membership is comprised of companies that make, buy and/or sell musical instruments and products. If your company meets this requirement, we invite you to complete a Space/Membership Application to start the process of becoming a Member of NAMM.

For assistance with booking your space or to answer any questions, please call Trade Show Sales at 800.767.6266 (+1 760.438.8001 for international callers) or email tradeshowsales@namm.org.

Dan Moylan
Director
Trade Show Sales
Ext.114
danielm@namm.org

Dominique Agnew
Associate Director
Trade Show Sales
Ext. 123
dominiquea@namm.org

Ann Collins
Senior Account Manager
Trade Show Sales
Ext. 213
annc@namm.org

Harrison Radie
Global Sales Manager
Trade Show Sales
Ext. 242
harrisonr@namm.org

Sarah Cook
Account Executive
Trade Show Sales
Ext. 227
sarahc@namm.org

 

 

 

Thursday:      10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday:           10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday:       10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday:         10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Note: Hall E opens at 9:30 a.m. each day.

Visit the Badge Registration page and log in as a member to begin the registration process. You will then need to enter the requested information and an email address to receive your confirmation.

To register for show badges, your individual NAMM Member profile must be designated as one of the following: Trade Show Contact, Registration Contact, Hotel Contact, Primary Contact, Administrator or Voting Rep. These contacts within your company have access to register staff, according to your allotment. To check your role, visit your profile page. Remember, you must be an active mmber of NAMM or from an approved media outlet to attend a NAMM trade show.

Please Note: There are no refunds granted.

You need to be an active NAMM Member to register for badges for the NAMM Show. Visit our Membership page if you would like more information on becoming a NAMM Member.

For NAMM Members, registration information, including badge pickup and badge allotment, is available on our Badge Registration page.

Please note: There are no refunds granted.

New employees can be registered via the Badge Registration page, as long as the badge allotment allows.

To register for show badges, your individual NAMM member profile must be designated as one of the following: Trade Show Contact, Registration Contact, Hotel Contact, Primary Contact, Administrator or Voting Rep. These contacts within your company have access to register staff, according to your allotment. To check your role, visit your profile page.

Exhibitor badge registration officially opens on October 3. At that time your company status will change from non-exhibitor or distributor status to exhibitor status. If you try and register before October 3 your exhibitor status may not be updated and will not allow the exhibitor badge option.

Please Note: There are no refunds granted.

Each registrant is required to provide a unique (or individual) e-mail address to receive all communications concerning your registration.

Badge confirmations are sent to unique email addresses only. If you have used the same email address for other individuals, the system will not send multiple email confirmations for multiple individuals. You can go online, edit the email address and add a unique email for each person to make sure individuals each receive a confirmation.

Please follow the steps outlined below to successfully upload a media kit to NAMM's Virtual Media Room. This feature is only open to NAMM Show assigned exhibitors.

  1. Designated Contact: You must be a designated exhibitor contact in order upload a media kit for the company you are affiliated with. Each company registers their designated contacts through a NAMM employee when they join NAMM. NAMM employees enter the contact name and information into NAMM's database, which will allow access for the next steps in this process. Note: If you aren't the designated contact and aren't approved as a company employee with those rights, you won't be able to view the tab to upload your media kit even if you follow the next steps to create an account on NAMM.org.
  2. NAMM.org Account: If you already have an account created on NAMM.org, move on to the next step. If you don’t have one, follow these steps to create one. Go to NAMM.org and click the "Create Account" button on the upper right hand bar. You will need to create a username and enter your email address, company name, company NAMM member number and your first and last name. Then select the box at the bottom right to “Create new account.”
  3. Exhibitor Tools: Make sure you are signed in with your namm.org account. Click on "Promote Your Booth." Under that, click on the "My Media Kit" link.
  4. Upload Media Kit: Click "upload your media kit" and follow the prompts to select the file on your computer and hit "submit" to upload it to NAMM.org. Only one media kit per exhibiting company may be uploaded. Your media kit must be saved as a pdf (maximum file size is 50 MB). To check the size of your file, in Windows, right click and select properties to display the file size. On a Mac, press the command key and the letter "I" to display file size. Your file is now uploaded and will be available for others to view and download from the Virtual Media Room.

Wheelchairs may be rented through Scootaround Rentals and Universal Mobility.

Event staff, including professional security and police, will be present in and around the Anaheim Convention Center for the entire duration of the show.

The physical Show Directory will be available for pickup at the NAMM Member Center, located in the center lobby of the Anaheim Convention Center. To access the online Show Directory, visit The NAMM Show page.

The NAMM Show Office is located on the Mezzanine Level C.

Bag/Coat Check is located at the Arena east entrance doors nearest to the fountain inside the concourse area.

Lost and Found is in the Show Office, located on the Mezzanine Level C.

Anaheim is the home of the Disneyland Resort and several world-class attractions. Visit the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau page to see what fun can be found for a discount using your NAMM Show badge, plus get an idea of the food and entertainment to enjoy around town.

Visit the NAMM Show hotel information page to find out NAMM's official hotels and to view instructions for booking your rooms.

Summer NAMM

Visit the Summer NAMM hotel information page to find out NAMM's official hotels and to view instructions for booking your rooms.

The Exhibitor Help Desk is located at the back of Hall B/900 aisle.

Tuesday, July 15: 8 a.m.– 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 16: 7:30 a.m.–7 p.m.
Thursday, July 17: 7:30 a.m.– 6:30 p.m.
Friday, July 18: 8 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 19: 8 a.m.– 7 p.m.
Sunday, July 20: 8 a.m.–10 a.m.

For all general show information, maps and schedules, please download and use the NAMM app.

Yes, the Bag Check is located on the second level in Meeting Room 213, just past Registration.

On one day a year, NAMM opens its doors to musicians and the many pro-light, sound and staging professionals in Music City for Music Industry Day. Learn more at www.namm.org/musicindustryday.

Show Location & Hours

Music City Center
201 5th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203

July 17–19, 2014

Thursday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Future Summer Shows
July 9–11, 2015
 

To register for Summer NAMM badges, your NAMM Member profile must be designated as one of the following: Trade Show Contact, Registration Contact, Hotel Contact, Primary Contact, Administrator or Voting Rep. These contacts within your company have access to register staff, according to your allotment.

Member badge registration opens April 2. Login as a Member and visit the Badge Registration page to begin the process. You will then need to enter the requested information and a unique e-mail address to receive your confirmation. The deadline for free badges is July 2.

Remember, you must be an active NAMM Member or from an approved media outlet to attend a NAMM trade show.

Please note: All badge and ticket sales are final there are no refunds.

We invite your company to take full advantage of the opportunity to join us for our annual industry event. View the official 2014 Summer NAMM Invitation to Exhibit now to learn about all the benefits of exhibiting.

You can apply for exhibit space online (must be logged in) or download a PDF application.

Exhibiting at NAMM trade shows is an opportunity for active NAMM Member companies only. If you are not an active member, please apply for NAMM Membership today. NAMM's Membership is comprised of companies that make, buy and/or sell musical instruments and products. If your company meets this requirement, we invite you to complete a Space/Membership Application to start the process of becoming a Member of NAMM.

For assistance with booking your space or to answer any questions, please contact your NAMM Business Partner directly, or call 800.767.6266 (+1 760.438.8001 for international callers), e-mail tradeshowsales@namm.org or log on to www.namm.org/summer.

Dan Moylan
Director
Trade Show Sales
Ext.114
danielm@namm.org

Dominique Agnew
Associate Director
Trade Show Sales
Ext. 123
dominiquea@namm.org

Ann Collins
Senior Account Manager
Trade Show Sales
Ext. 213
annc@namm.org

Harrison Radie
Global Sales Manager
Trade Show Sales
Ext. 242
harrisonr@namm.org

Sarah Cook
Account Executive
Trade Show Sales
Ext. 227
sarahc@namm.org

 

 

Summer NAMM badge registration officially opens for all active NAMM Members on April 2. Exhibitors can register after they've submitted a space application and made a payment. The free badge deadline is July 2.

Please note: There are no refunds granted.

As a NAMM exhibitor, your badge allotment is determined by the square footage of your booth and the number of employees. As a retailer, your number of badges is determined by your employee count in the NAMM Member company record.

View the complete badge allotment policy statement to learn more.

Please note: There are no refunds granted.

Each registrant is required to provide a unique (or individual) email address to receive all communications concerning your specific registration.

Badge confirmations are sent to unique email addresses only. If you have used the same email address for other individuals, the system will not send multiple email confirmations for multiple individuals. You can go online, edit the email address and add a unique email for each person to make sure individuals each receive a confirmation.

You need to be an active NAMM Member to register for badges for Summer NAMM. Visit our Membership page if you would like more information on becoming a NAMM Member. NAMM Members can find information about registration and badge pick-up on our Badge Registration page. The free badge deadline is July 2.

Please note: There are no refunds granted.

To learn more about all show policies, including badge regulations and other event guidelines, please visit www.namm.org/summer/2014/policies.

Registration is located in the Level 2 Lobby of the Music City Center.

Registration Hours

Wednesday, July 16: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, July 17: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, July 18: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, July 19: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Music City Center is ADA compliant with wheelchair-accessible doors, elevators and ramps throughout the building.

Mobility/Wheelchair Rental

Medical Mobility Inc.
(615) 851-1400
316 Bluebird Drive
Goodlettsville, TN 37072

Williams Surgical Supply Inc.
(615) 327-4931
1501 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37203

Metro Medical Home Care
(615) 329-2327
1911 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37203

Scootaround
(888) 441-7575
http://www.scootaround.com

Ed Medical
742 Freeland Station Road
Nashville, TN 37228
(615) 242-9988
(615) 822-8888
Several Nashville area locations

Music City Center Parking Rates
0-2 hours: $4.00
2-4 hours: $6.00
4-8 hours: $10.00
8-10 hours: $12.00
10-12 hours: $15.00
12-24 hours: $18.00
Lost ticket: $18.00
Special event: Rates as posted

For other parking rates, maps and deals downtown, visit Park It! Downtown.

General Taxicab Rates
$3.00 for passenger pickup
$2.00 each additional mile
$1.00 per extra person
 
Distances from local hotels to the Music City Center (rounding up may occur for short trips):
DoubleTree Hotel: .6 miles
Renaissance Nashville Hotel: .4 miles
Courtyard by Marriott Downtown: .4 miles
Hampton Inn & Suites: .1 mile
Sheraton Nashville Downtown: .6 miles

Taxicab from Airport to Downtown: $25.00 Flat Rate

For other travel options around town, check out the Nashville MTA and the Music City Circuit.

Nashville is a city that resonates with life and vibrates to the beat of every kind of song. It’s a town that sizzles with American music, Southern hospitality, unbelievable cuisine and a boundless spectrum of nightlife. Check out our picks for eight memorable things to do in Nashville and use Music City's guide created specifically for Summer NAMM attendees to find destinations, discounts and deals. Once you've mapped out where you want to go, check out the Music City Circuit as an option for getting to popular places around town.

The Media Room is on Level 2 in Room 206A.

The NAMM Member Center is located in Booth 50 in the main lobby of the Music City Center.

The R&B Lounge (accessible to attendees with red and blue badges only) is located in the Hall A Lobby of the Music City Center.

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