Frequently Asked Questions

NAMM Show

What are the NAMM Show hours?

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 and Levels 2 and 3 open at 9:30 a.m. each day.

How do I exhibit at NAMM trade shows?

At the 2015 NAMM Show, you can...

  • Reach more than 95,000 attendees from 90+ countries
  • Build the buzz about your brand
  • Debut your newest products
  • Connect with current customers and network with new ones
  • Promote your products to the media
  • Connect with distributors––who can place your products both nationally and internationally

Check out the Invitation to Exhibit to learn more about the benefits of exhibiting at the NAMM shows.  You can also download the space application and submit electronically to apply for space at the 2015 show.

Please contact Trade Show Sales at (760) 438- 8001 or email tradeshowsales@namm.org for more information.

 

How do I attend NAMM's trade shows and is the show open to the public?

Attendance at NAMM trade shows is restricted to owners, suppliers, employees, endorsed artists and guests 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.

To learn more about all show policies, including badge regulations and other event guidelines, please visit http://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2015/policies.

How do I register for a badge?

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.

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. Once you have confirmed your account authorization, please visit badge registration.

Please note: Badges are free to register until January 7, 2015, 11:59 p.m. PST. After that, badge fees apply. There are no refunds granted. 

How do I register someone new from my company?

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.

New employees can be registered via the Badge Registration page, as long as the badge allotment allows. In order to register someone new, you must provide legal first name, last name, title and email address.

The NAMM Show is a trade-only event and not open to the public.
  • Music students in conservatory, college or university, as well as higher education-level music faculty may attend through NAMM’s Generation Next program.
  • Music educators, school administrators and school board members may attend through NAMM’s Music Education Days program.
  • Full-time buyers, professionals and students in A/V, pro audio, lighting, sound and staging may attend through NAMM’s Buyer program.

When I register for a badge, why is it asking me for a unique email address?

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

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

Plan ahead to make show day parking less stressful. We recommend carpooling if possible as lots will be busy. View the parking information page for details, which includes the parking lot map and the ART (Anaheim Resort Transit) map.

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.

Where is the NAMM Media Room?

The NAMM Show Media Room is located in the Anaheim Convention Center downstairs under the escalator near the entrance to Hall E.

NAMM Show Media Room Hours
Thursday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

As a confirmed exhibitor, you can promote your Exhibitor Appearances & Events on the NAMM Show website and the mobile app. To do this, you must be logged into your account at www.namm.org and visit the Exhibitors section in the left hand side bar of the NAMM Show page. Click "My Booth Events" in this left hand side bar under "Promote Your Booth." You will be able to create and edit your appearance/event content by description, location, date and time.

This is the same portal where you can create your "Booth Description" and "Media Kit" too.

Where do I get my Exhibitor List?

To access the online Exhibitor Listing, visit The NAMM Show page.

The most current exhibitor list and floor plan is located on the NAMM mobile app. If you don't have the app yet, download it from your mobile device's app store by searching for "NAMM." If you already have the app, go to "Settings" and select "Exit to show list" to find The 2015 NAMM Show.

In addition, the printed Exhibitor List and Map Guide will be available for pickup on site.

The 2015 NAMM Show NAMM Buyers List is a very useful marketing tool for exhibitors to help increase your customer base! Approximately six weeks prior to The 2015 NAMM Show you will be able to access the current buyer’s list in Excel format. The list also will be available to exhibiting member companies after the event for follow-up purposes.

What kind of special-needs services are available at the NAMM Show?

Wheelchairs may be rented through Scootaround Rentals and Universal Mobility.

Where is the NAMM Show Office?

The NAMM Show Office is located in the Anaheim Convention Center on the Mezzanine Level C. This can be accessed via Hall D elevator.

Bag/Coat Check is located in Hall A Lobby of the Anaheim Convention Center.

Will there be a Lost and Found on site?

Lost and Found is in the Show Office, located on the Mezzanine Level C. If your badge or photo ID is lost or stolen, and you are outside of the Anaheim Convention Center, please visit Registration in the Lower Level Hilton.

Friendly and qualified event staff, including professional security, firemen and police, will be present in and around the Anaheim Convention Center for the entire duration of the show. A positive experience and safety for all attendees is NAMM’s highest priority.

What can my family do while they are in Anaheim?

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.

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.

Where and when is Summer NAMM?

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 registration.

Badge confirmations are sent to the email address provided by your company’s authorized contact. If you have not received your badge confirmation, please have your company’s authorized contact confirm your correct email address in the system and resend.

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.

Where is Summer NAMM registration located and what are the hours?

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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