Tulsa, Oklahoma retailer and NAMM Member, Saied Music Company, has launched a colorful, new initiative: Play Me, Tulsa!
The family-owned, full-line music store found that they often become the final resting place for older pianos. As a result, the team at Saied Music Company decided to bring new life to the instruments by partnering with the Tulsa Mayfest to create the new initiative which inspires the community with impromptu opportunities to play the piano throughout the city.
Working with different art departments from local area school districts, a total of 12 pianos were colorfully reimagined through the donations of paint from Anchor Paint and made their debut at the Mayfest 2019, a festival that aims to bring ‘arts and experiences to Tulsa.’ The pianos, which can be found at sites such as Gathering Place, Tulsa’s Riverfront Park, the North Mabee Boys & Girls Club of America, and other local restaurants, retail spaces, and outdoor venues are set to remain in their locations throughout Tulsa until the end of July.
Saied Music Company established the arts initiative with a goal “to provide a fun and impactful way to foster community engagement in both art and music.” With the belief that music has the power to unite, encourage, and inspire, Saied Music Company was founded in 1946 with a mission to encourage and inspire the community to make music.
For more information including a list of host locations for the Play Me, Tulsa! Pianos visit https://playmetulsa.com/.
During 2019 Summer NAMM, Avid will be hosting a special event at Belmont University on Thursday, July 18, 2019. After the day’s events have wrapped up, the Avid team will be heading over to Vintage King Nashville at 5 pm for a special Summer NAMM party of epic proportions.
Join us and the Avid team at Vintage King Nashville for an evening-time soiree with free food and adult beverages for attendees. Our showroom will be open to the public and you’ll be able to check out the store’s many amenities, including our two mic lockers, a control room with an API 2448 console, the modular synth wall and guitar pedal station.
Throughout the party, Avid experts will be on-hand to answer any questions you may have about Avid software or hardware products. We will also have our linked Avid S3 and Pro Tools | Dock station up and running so you can learn more about how using the two interfaces together can improve your workflow.
Saturday, July 20, 2019 — 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Singer-songwriter Lee Ann Womack will be performing on the NAMM Avid Stage on the Terrace, featuring music from her Grammy-nominated record, The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone, as well as others from her storied career. With over six million records sold, Womack is sure to excite and delight audiences on Saturday at Summer NAMM.
C. F. Martin & Co. invites guitar and uke players of all levels to perform at Summer NAMM at the Martin Guitar and Strings Open Mic event. Attendees will be able to sign-up to perform a song during the Martin Open Mic in the level 3 lobby of Music City Center, directly off the exhibit floor. Everyone who plays will receive a set of Martin strings and a chance to win a piece of Martin gear on the hour. Each player will also be entered for a chance to win a Martin Guitar. The guitar winner will be selected at random from everyone who performs that day.
At this special session, NAMM Young Professionals welcomes JC Curleigh, CEO of Gibson Brands, Inc., who will share his career path and his advice for you.
After the session, stick around for a networking reception with NAMM YP. This session and reception are open to all industry professionals and NAMM attendees.
Thursday, July 18, 2019 — 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Join us for a special networking gathering, uniting members from the Audio Engineering Society (AES), as well as studio, recording, house of worship and live sound professionals. The nominees for the 35th Annual NAMM TEC Awards will also be honored during the event. Food and drinks will be provided.
Thursday, July 18, 2019 — 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Make plans to join us Thursday night for our Summer NAMM tradition, an informal social gathering at The Flying Saucer including good food, drinks, fun, relaxing and socializing! Stop in any time after 8:00 pm as your schedule allows. Food and beverages are on your own, but the networking and fun are free!