Summer NAMMN Show Returns to Nashville for Three Days & Nights of Music Product & Technolgy Showcases, Live Music and Entertainment
—The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) returns to Nashville, Tenn. for its annual Summer NAMM musical instrument and products trade show July 12 – 14, 2012 with a wide variety of events scheduled day and night. Over 10,000 music industry professionals from 20+ countries are planning to attend the 3-day event at Nashville’s Convention Center. On July 14th only, the typically trade-only event opens to the public for $10 in advance, $15 at the door including additional events geared toward enthusiast musicians.
Summer NAMM highlights the newest musical instruments, state-of-the-art music-making technology and features instruments that visitors can drum and strum along with pianos, DJ gear, ukuleles, lighting and sound equipment and everything in between.
Instrument demos, professional workshops and interactive workshops set the stage for a lively week of Music City events.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 11
6:30 p.m. / “A Celebration of Music”/ Events on Third (in Printer’s Alley)
Two Old Hippies, Bedell Guitars, The Music Trades and NAMM present John Oates, Gary Morris, Drake White and The Little Kids Rock student band. The free party features live music, a silent auction benefitting Little Kids Rock and food. http://rocknandreeln.com/
THURSDAY, JULY 12
8 a.m. / NAMM U’s “NAMM Retail Summit” / Renaissance Hotel Grand Ballroom
Joe Lamond, NAMM President/CEO, with Chip Averwater, author and Amro Music Stores Chairman, offer an in-depth discussion of retail success.http://www.namm.org/nammu/namm-retail-summit
13 NAMM U Sessions are offered every ½ hour @ NAMM Idea Center (Booth 837, Level 1)
Topics can be accessed here: http://www.namm.org/summer/2012/namm-u-grid
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. / “Best of Nashville” Music Event / Renaissance Hotel Grand Ballroom
The Nashville Musicians Association and NAMM present a live summer music event featuring The Duffy Jackson Big Band, Three Ring Circle, 18 South, The Charles Walker Quartet and more. http://www.namm.org/summer/2012/articles/tune-best-nashville-summer-namm
FRIDAY, JULY 13
8 a.m. / NAMM U Breakfast Session “Becoming a Category of One: How Extraordinary Companies Create and Sustain Success”/ Renaissance Hotel Grand Ballroom
Joe Calloway, author of Becoming a Category of One, presents an exciting session about what creates market leaders in today's hyper-competitive marketplace.
Ten additional NAMM U sessions are offered throughout the day @ NAMM Idea Center (Booth 837, Level 1). Topics can be accessed here: http://www.namm.org/summer/2012/namm-u-grid
Recreational Music Making Sessions / NAMM Foundation Lounge (Rooms 209/210, Level 2)
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. - Joe Lamond/Bill Ivey - Discussion with founding director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy at Vanderbilt University
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. - Debra Perez - Finding and training the right facilitator for your store
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. - Kala Brand Music - Starting and running a Strum and Drum Program
3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. - NAMM - Reaching more customers by providing a place to play
6:45 p.m. / NAMM’s Top 100 Dealers Awards / Renaissance Hotel Grand Ballroom
NAMM honors 100 of the industry’s most innovative and enterprising music retailers with awards in several categories including “Dealer of the Year,” curb appeal, use of social media and more.
*8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. / Muriel Anderson's All Star Guitar Night / Renaissance Hotel Grand Ballroom
Presented by Yamaha Guitars and benefitting the non-profit Little Kids Rock, experience a guitar-centric event featuring acoustic and electric artists. Tickets are available from Yamaha’s booth or at the door for $20. *There are recording restrictions for media
SATURDAY, JULY 14
8 a.m. / NAMM U Breakfast Session “Best in Show: This Year’s Hottest Products”/ Renaissance Hotel Grand Ballroom
Join a panel of well-respected retailers and buyers who have combed the show floor in search of the best products, ideas and trends selecting their top picks in four categories.
“PUBLIC DAY” / Nashville Convention Center
Summer NAMM opens its doors to the general public and music enthusiasts of all ages for live music, a rare look at new music-making technologies and interactive musician workshops.
Recreational Music Making Sessions and Acoustic Performances / NAMM Foundation Lounge (Rooms 209/210) Enjoy a variety of concerts throughout the day in the NAMM Foundation Lounge
Members of NAMM and the Music Industry can still register for the summer event: http://www.namm.org/summer/2012/badges
Tickets for Public Day discounted with advance purchase: http://www.namm.org/summer/2012/publicday
For more information regarding Summer NAMM, visit http://www.namm.org/summer/2012
The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $17 billion music products industry and promote the pleasures and benefits of making music. NAMM's activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages. NAMM is comprised of approximately 9,000 Member companies located in more than 87 countries. For more information about NAMM or the proven benefits of making music, interested parties can visit www.namm.org, call 800.767.NAMM (6266) or follow the organization on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
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