July 15–16, 2021

Music City Center • Nashville, TN

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We Are Better Together

Summer NAMM is back! With vaccinations on the rise and businesses reopening across Nashville, we look forward to creating a safe and sensible gathering to reunite our community for the first time in 18 months. Learn more about opportunities for your brand to rekindle relationships with buyers and media, reconnect with colleagues and friends and restart our industry.

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Two business-focused show days will offer a historic and inspiring environment to: 

  • Reposition your brand in the first event to reunite our industry
  • Connect with a curated collection of the world's most powerful buyers
  • Demo products in an in-person environment
  • Focus on back-to-school, fall and holiday sales opportunities
  • Expand into the studio, festival and recording community in and around Nashville 
  • Meet with media and retell your brand story 
  • Exchange ideas and solve issues face-to-face with your customers
  • Create momentum for your brand to maximize the recovery to come

"Summer NAMM fuels our imaginations and helps us find new ways to make money or, as they would say in the Idea Center, 'fresh revenue streams.' After the 2020 roller coaster, we need the energy, the excitement, and the creative renewal we find at Summer NAMM. We don't just want to go to Summer NAMM; we need to go to Summer NAMM."

Allen McBroom

Owner, Backstage Music


This year, Summer NAMM will be an impactful event, though it will look a bit different than years past. Join us for a business-focused show experience, with new opportunities, new show dates and format.

Monday, July 12

For the first time, NASMD (National Association of School Music Dealers) will kick off their opening reception on Monday night.

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Tuesday, July 13

NASMD will host its annual convention with Summer NAMM, delivering buying power from school music dealers.

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Wednesday, July 14

AIMM (The Alliance of Independent Music Merchants) is pleased to announce the return of an in-person AIMM Summer Summit, happening right before the start of Summer NAMM.

Wednesday, July 14

Industry buying groups are making plans to host pre-show meetings. House of Worship professionals will unite at the annual Summer NAMM Hang.

Thursday, July 15

Summer NAMM kicks off with expanded business hours of 9 am–6 pm.

Thursday, July 15

The announcement of this year’s TEC Nominees will engage the pro audio community.

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Thursday, July 15

Top 100 Dealer Awards will attract and reunite the independent music retail community.

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Friday, July 16

Summer NAMM concludes with a full business day, 9 am–5 pm. Dealer preferred show days help NAMM members return home early to focus on their businesses, and for others, the sights and sounds of Nashville await for an exciting weekend.

"We are really looking forward to hosting our NASMD 2021 Convention in conjunction with Summer NAMM in Nashville. While so much has changed in the past year, the desire to gather as an industry sharing best ideas and practices has not. Budgets are tight, by connecting with NAMM, NASMD members will get a double bang for their buck. We’ll still have the wonderful opening gala and a full day of sessions with special guest speakers. Plus, attendees will then have the opportunity to explore Nashville and experience Summer NAMM!"

Whitney Brown Grisaffi

President, Ted Brown Music

Safe & Sound

NAMM is working closely with the City of Nashville and local authorities on a detailed plan utilizing the latest event safety and security measures to create a safe and sound, business-conducive environment to reunite our communities at 2021 Summer NAMM.

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Safely Demo Products

We know your products are meant to be held and heard, not just evaluated in cyberspace. A major component of our safe and sound plan revolves around sharing the best practices and latest techniques to safely demo products.

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"Summer NAMM’s relaxed atmosphere gives me and my team a chance to fully see our vendor’s new products. We appreciate the ability to sit down with our reps and strategize our orders for the coming months. Summer NAMM’s pace allows me to accomplish many tasks on my to-do list while also feeling energized and motivated when I get home!"

Melissa Ceo

Business Development Manager, C. A. House Music

Multiple Booth Options

Exhibitors have multiple booth options for a variety of budgets: 

Full booth (100 sq. ft. increments.) 

Small Booth (6’ deep x 8’ wide = 48 sq. ft.) 

Tabletop (5 ‘ deep x 6’ wide = 30 sq. ft.) 

Talk to your Tradeshow Sales Representative about the solution that will work best for your brand. You can also rest easy knowing we stand by our customers, and if plans for Summer NAMM change for any reason, we will offer multiple deposit options to ensure you maximize your investment.   


Commit with Confidence

NAMM has a proven track record of standing by its customers. If the event is canceled due to forces beyond our control, we will offer multiple options to utilize your deposit, including a full refund.

"At the summer show, I have more time to attend NAMM U sessions and get ideas from other successful store owners. Time spent at the vendor booths is more in depth as I can hear both the sales reps and their products better in a less frantic atmosphere."

Darren Patrick

Owner, Mountain Music

Audience Profile

Summer NAMM will be a reunion of the most influential industry retailers, buying groups, media, and those that utilize music and sound products.

Independent Retailers and Buying Groups

Leading retailers, buying groups and NAMM's Top 100 Dealers are ready to connect in person.

Distributors and Multi-Market

Access to a variety of distributors will help create sales opportunities worldwide.

Pro Audio

Studios and venue operators shop the show for the latest in pro audio gear.

House of Worship

Professionals are in need of new AV and streaming solutions to power worship experiences.

Music Educators, Universities and Schools

School music faces a crucial step in their recovery, with a need to discuss best practices and the latest products.

Media and Influencers

Influential media, social influencers, artists and celebrities are eager for in-person opportunities and product reviews.

"The opportunity to gather together to learn, support, and inspire each other is just what we all need - now more than ever. We are proud to be a part of Summer NAMM because we are stronger together, and the experience energizes, motivates, and encourages us all to keep doing what we all do; make lives better through music."

Rand and Cindy Cook

Owners, The Candyman Strings and Things

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NAMM Circle of Benefits

Giving Back 

The lasting impression of 2020 was in the wake of our darkest days, the world turned to music as a source of community, comfort, healing and reminded of us all of the greatest aspects of humanity. Your investment in Summer NAMM not only promotes your business goals but also powers our Circle of Benefits business model, taking proceeds from NAMM events and reinvesting into music education and access programs, helping people of all ages enjoy the benefits of making music, strengthening our industry and creating a more musical world. 

Learn more on how exhibiting at Summer NAMM can help grow your brand.

Email: tradeshowsales@namm.org
Phone: 1-760-438-8001