READY, SET, PLAY! NAMM DROPS THE FIRST LIST OF BANDS FOR 2024 SHOW

— Initial line-up includes 170+ Bands and Artists from around the world with additional main stage artists being named next month —

Crowd in Exhibit Hall
CARLSBAD, CALIF., December 14, 2023

NAMM (The National Association of Music Merchants), the largest global not-for-profit music trade organization, has announced its initial line-up of artists and bands scheduled to perform live at The NAMM Show, January 25-28 in Anaheim, California, and will feature more than 170 global artists and bands in a variety of genres including: rock, pop, bluegrass, funk, hip-hop, mariachi, jazz and more. Additional announcements on ground-breaking performances, artists and bands are expected from both NAMM and its member companies in early January 2024 to highlight an incredible array of top-tier live concerts.

“The NAMM Show will always be an annual destination for live music performances from every genre representing the global music industry, from established well-known bands, to incredible first-time performers launching their musical journey,” said John Mlynczak, NAMM president and CEO. “In January you can also expect major announcements, both from NAMM and our partners, that will bring an extremely talented collection of musicians on all of our stages across multiple days of the show. Today’s announcement is the first-step in highlighting some of the incredible performances planned for the show.”

Below is an initial snapshot of key performances and highlights during the 2024 show and will be updated continuously leading up to the January NAMM Show. A complete listing of the entire 2024 Show live band performances can be found on NAMM.org.

ESTABLISHED BANDS FOR THE 2024 NAMM SHOW

Acts include multi-GRAMMY® winners Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea, the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West’s “Galaxy” featuring Poncho Sanchez, R&B star Khalil Nash, Chris Rocha of Miel San Marcos, violinist Jesus Florido, “Big Time Rush” actor Stephen Kramer Glickman as well as Pat Petrillo Big Rhythm Band, Roni Lee, Venice, and many more. Additionally, Yamaha will be presenting nightly concerts featuring popular artists on the Yamaha Grand Plaza Stage.

EMERGING BANDS FOR THE 2024 NAMM SHOW

Acts include award winning singer Ede Callier, hip hop artist Blimes, American Idol finalist Olivia Rox, fan favorite Yachty by Nature, R&B saxophonist Rodney Taylor as well as Heaping Teaspoon, SURRIJA, Andrea Chiarini, Big Fat Meanies, Cheyenne Benton, Thunderstorm Artis and the Sound of China Guzheng Ensemble.

The show will also highlight several student groups including Mission Vista High School Steel Drum Ensemble, Las Vegas High School’s Mariachi Joya, and the Teach Kids Music All Star Band.

All of these music programs and events are just part of The 2024 NAMM Show, where all sessions and events will take place on The NAMM Show campus, with highlights available through the show’s digital extension, NAMM Show+. The show will also see the return of much-loved industry award events, including Parnelli AwardsTEC Awards and  SheRocks Awards, as well as other event gatherings and networking opportunities, including the Top 100 Dealer, Pro Audio Pool Party, Women of NAMM and NAMM Young Professionals receptions, and more.

Registration is now open for The 2024 NAMM Show. To register, please visit https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/attend.


Media Contacts
NAMM Communications - John Dolak, Director
johnd@namm.org
619.735.4028

Jeanne O'Keefe
The Lippin Group for NAMM
jokeefe@lippingroup.com
818.399.2464

About NAMM

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $17 billion music products industry. NAMM is comprised of 15,000 global member companies and individual professionals. NAMM events and members fund The NAMM Foundation's efforts to promote the pleasures and benefits of music and advance active participation in music-making across the lifespan. For more information about NAMM, please visit www.namm.org. The 2024 NAMM Show will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center January 25-28.