Summer NAMM Offers Full Slate of Networking Opportunities to Entertain, Inspire and Pay Tribute to Members

Special guests including Vince Gill keep energy going with NAMM at Night during all three evenings of the Nashville-based event

May 6, 2013

Summer NAMM doesn’t end when the sun goes down. Productive days filled with previewing the hottest new music products for fall and holiday, educational events and meetings with industry leaders in Nashville’s new Music City Center, lead straight into evenings of camaraderie set to music. NAMM’s created a full schedule of networking events designed to entertain, inspire and pay tribute to NAMM Members. Following the NAMM at Night happenings, there’s plenty of evening left to check out the local Nashville music scene.

Wednesday, July 10
The Grand Opening Party
Featuring a "Nashville Tribute to Jimi Hendrix" with the Billy Cox Band of Gypsys Experience and guests, as well as a special appearance by Janie Hendrix
Get an insider’s look at Jimi Hendrix’s Nashville connection from his Army buddy and longtime bassist, Billy Cox, who will perform with his group, The Band of Gypsys Experience. The show will weave together stories of Jimi’s days in Music City with live performances of some of his famous and not-so-famous songs. Janie Hendrix will also stop by to share recollections about her brother’s time in Nashville. Food and beverage provided.
Event 5:30- 7:30 p.m. in the Davidson Ballroom

Thursday, July 11
Insight: Hard-Earned Wisdom from Industry Icons
Moderated by country music legend Vince Gill and Two Old Hippies’ Tom Bedell
For the first time ever, NAMM has assembled an unparalleled group of the music-products industry’s most interesting, and sometimes outspoken, business leaders and invited them to share a message with dealers designed to help further their success. This is hard-earned advice that no dealer will want to miss. Live music, food and beverage provided.
Doors open 6 p.m.; Event begins 6:30 p.m.; Concert 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Davidson Ballroom

Friday, July 12
The 2013 NAMM Top 100 Dealer Awards
Honoring the Industry’s Most Proactive and Innovative Music Retailers
At the third-annual Top 100 Dealer Awards, NAMM pays tribute to the music products industry’s best and brightest, pro-active retailers who think outside the box. In addition to honoring the Top 100, NAMM will also announce the winners in the seven “Best of” categories and the 2013 Dealer of the Year. Food and beverage provided.
Doors open 6 p.m.; Event 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Davidson Ballroom

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 approximately 10,300 members located in 104 countries and regions. 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, call 800.767.NAMM (6266) or follow the organization on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.