Thursday and Friday nights at The 2023 NAMM Show will come alive with a two-night concert series for all attendees which will evoke the musical passion guests have convened to celebrate. Presented by Yamaha, performances kick off on Thursday, April 13, at 6 p.m. with a Night of Worship from TobyMac for all to experience GRAMMY award-winning, live worship music. On Friday, April 14, at 6 p.m., the Yamaha All-Star Concert on the Grand will honor its NAMM tradition by providing awe-inspiring musical performances. Legendary Greg Phillinganes will emcee the night as artists Lawrence, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, and Jamison Ross take the stage.
The performance lineup for Thursday, April 13, includes the following:
- TobyMac: With more than 16 million units in career sales and a whopping seven GRAMMY Awards, TobyMac's career continues the fast track. His RIAA Certified Gold studio album, ***THIS IS NOT A TEST***, garnered a GRAMMY and Billboard Music Award nomination while debuting at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200. Each of his six studio solo projects have achieved Gold certification, a first for any artist on his label, Capitol Christian Music Group.
The performance lineup for Friday, April 14, includes the following:
- Lawrence: Clyde Lawrence and Gracie Lawrence have been writing songs and listening to countless Stevie Wonder, Randy Newman, and Aretha Franklin records in their family's New York City apartment since they were little. After years of playing together, they officially created Lawrence, an eight-piece soul-pop band of musician friends from childhood and college.
- Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's efforts to promote and revitalize swing music have taken shape as much more than a simple tribute. Taking inspiration from the creators of this uniquely American art form, the band's original horn-infused music and legendary high-energy show introduce the genre to a new and younger generation while remaining cognizant and respectful of the music's rich legacy.
- Jamison Ross: Jamison Ross is a GRAMMY-nominated Soul artist whose music emanates from the intersection of R&B, gospel, and blues supported by modern production – contemporary soul. Jamison's most recent project is his first Affective Music release and is influenced by some of history's greatest Soul singers, including Marvin Gaye, Rance Allen and Al Green.
Saturday afternoon will feature a celebration of MIDI@40 on the Yamaha Grand Plaza Stage. Beginning at 3:15pm, the afternoon will celebrate 40 years of MIDI technology with a performance by Resonant Alien, the new band featuring Brian Hardgroove and DJ Johnny Juice of Public Enemy, awards and honors. Read more here.
The music on the Yamaha Grand Plaza Stage will be creatively mixed and curated by the company's award-winning commercial audio gear, including the Rivage digital console line. Every note will be articulately amplified through NEXO speaker systems. NEXO is a Yamaha company.
The artists join a roster which will be appearing on the stage and inside the Anaheim Convention Center. Additional Yamaha performers include Dan Rouse, Grace Kelly, Jake Eddy and Jordan Tice, Jimmy Keegan, Chris Johnson, Matteo Mancuso, Charles Ruggiero, and a few more special guests.
Additional musical performances on the Yamaha Grand Plaza stage and across The NAMM Show campus can be experienced each day of the show through the Bands at NAMM lineup. Visit NAMMShow.org to learn more about concerts and special events during The 2023 NAMM Show.