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The Right Show at the Right Time of Year

Set within one of America's most musical cities—Nashville, TN—Summer NAMM is the perfect setting to identify the latest products to drive sales, just in time for the back-to-school and holiday buying season.

Grow Your Business at 2018 Summer NAMM

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  • Develop meaningful relationships with 500+ exhibitors
  • Dive deep into product demonstrations from more than 1,600 brands
  • Find unique products that attract customers to your store and increase sales
  • Learn best practices to build your business during NAMM U sessions, TEC Tracks and the Top 100 Dealer Awards
  • Network with industry leaders and peers during receptions, concerts and more

Yes, [Summer NAMM] is smaller, but I felt I had more quality conversations, learned more at the education sessions and generally benefited more from the whole experience than I have done at most January NAMM shows. And it was simply more enjoyable. It is an effort to travel 15,000 kms from Australia to Nashville, but I will certainly be doing it again.

Richard Berkman · MD · Big Music Australia

Innovative Exhibits

With 1,600+ top music, sound and event technology brands present, there are plenty of exciting and innovative products to explore.

Summer NAMM fosters an environment of innovation as many new brands have found their start here and have grown to become big names. Discover the next big thing that your customers already want, and most importantly, that your competition doesn't yet have.

With nearly 1,600 brands represented at Summer NAMM, you have the opportunity to review the entire product landscape under one roof for three exciting days.

Discover the latest in:

  • Fretted
  • Strings
  • SBO
  • Pianos
  • Percussion
  • Gifts
  • Software
  • Pro-Audio
  • Event Technology

Summer NAMM is the springboard for the back half of the year and a time where you create excitement and create energy with dealers, retailers, and partners in the industry, setting the table for Q3 and 4, when most of the business is done in the industry.

Justin Norvell · Senior Vice President · Fender

World-Class Education

Experience FREE professional education you won't find anywhere else. Explore topics on business development, marketing, websites, best practices, industry secrets and so much more. 

Discover the latest information that will help your business grow in 2018 as leaders from the industry's biggest names share their keys to success across 50+ sessions.


Get an edge on the completion at this all-day intensive retail training either in Sales & Marketing or Financial Management.


Stay up to date on laws that affect your business led by industry experts. 


The Future of Audio, powered by Advanced Audio + Application Exchange (A3E), will offer an in-depth look at advancements in audio, virtual reality, game audio and more.


Glean some inspiration each morning with industry thought leaders sharing big ideas and big-picture strategies.


Hear from experts in the sound, studio and stage production on the latest in in-ear monitoring, immersive audio, preservation techniques and more.


Get insight into growing your business with these results-oriented, how-to tactics and tips. Offered in short, digestible sessions on the show floor, hear from your peers and learn from their challenges and successes.

Education is a major reason why I come to these shows. The Idea Center is fantastic. I always tell myself, if I can walk away with one piece of knowledge to put into action in my business, then it's all worthwhile.

Mike Kap · Bill Kap Piano

Exciting Events

Get business done, and have a little fun too!

Summer NAMM offers a variety of lively entertainment and events including prestigious awards, performances and networking events as well as exciting nightlife in one of America's most musical cities.

Check out the 2017 Summer NAMM gallery for show highlights

NAMM at Night Opening Party featuring the American Eagle Awards

Wrap up day one with free drinks, appetizers and networking, and enjoy entertainment from well-known special guests, honored at this yearly event. 

Top 100 Dealer Awards

Connect and learn from the best at the "Oscars" of music retail as NAMM honors music retailers across seven categories and names the Dealer of the Year. 


Enjoy live music at the NAMM Terrace during the day throughout the show from some of Nashville's hottest talent. 

Make Music Experience

On the last day of the show, thousands of aspiring music professionals and influencers will attend Summer NAMM

Valuable Networking

Build business relationships that will last for many years to come as exhibitors, retailers and buyers from around the globe come together to connect and grow.

As the industry's family reunion, experience the unique opportunity to connect with industry peers, see old friends and make new ones.


Summer NAMM is open to professionals that manufacture, distribute or utilize music, sound and event technology products and services including:

  • Buyers
  • Retailers
  • Distributors and importers/exporters
  • Rental providers and installers
  • Repair technicians
  • Original equipment manufacturers
  • Component suppliers
  • Independent sales representatives
  • Industry service providers
  • Educators and instructors
  • Students and aspiring professionals
  • Pro audio engineers
  • Live sound professionals
  • Event technology professionals
  • Rental providers and installers
  • Touring and staging professionals
  • Venue and studio representatives
  • Houses of worship representatives
  • Publishers of music and sheet music
  • Media
  • Booking managers
  • Music artists, musicians and celebrities


We like the vibe of Summer NAMM because you get to sit down, talk with your friends and have the time to connect.

Whitney Grisaffi · Ted Brown Music