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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
  • Experience the new Retail Training Summit with six tracks for all areas of your retail team
  • Learn best practices to build your business during NAMM U sessions, TEC Tracks and the Top 100 Dealer Awards
  • Discover the future of audio with A3E and Dante Certification Training
  • Experience the annual Opening Night Party featuring the 35th Annual American Eagle Awards honoring jazz legends Chick Corea and The Manhattan Transfer
  • Learn from the best at the Top 100 Dealer Awards, hosted by Nashville radio personality Kelly Ford
  • Network with industry leaders and peers during receptions, concerts and more
  • Explore Nashville, one of America's most musical cities

Who Should Attend?

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

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  • 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

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.

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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.

Review the entire product landscape under one roof for three exciting days and discover the latest products from some of the worlds leading brands!

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. 

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RETAIL TRAINING SUMMIT

Get an edge on the competition at the premier one-day education experience for music dealers delivered in six tracks covering topics across retail.

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ROUNDTABLES

Stay up to date on laws and policies that affect your business, including CITES regulations and Prop 65, in roundtable discussions led by industry experts.

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FUTURE OF AUDIO

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

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NAMM U BREAKFAST SESSIONS

Glean some inspiration each morning with industry thought leaders sharing big ideas and big-picture strategies on a number of thought-provoking subjects.

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TEC TRACKS

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

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NAMM IDEA CENTER

Gain proven strategies for growing your business with these results-oriented, how-to tactics and tips, delivered by NAMM members, for NAMM members.

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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 some fun with a variety of entertainment including prestigious awards, performances, networking events and one of America's most musical cities.

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Georgia on My Mind

Tuesday, June 27 kicks-off Summer NAMM week when Gretsch presents the 5th Annual Georgia On My Mind concert, hosted by The Peach Pickers.

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American Eagle Awards

Thursday, June 28 starting at 6 pm, enjoy the annual opening night event complete with free drinks, appetizers and performances from Chick Corea and The Manhattan Transfer.

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Top 100 Dealer Awards

Friday, June 29 starting at 7 pm, connect and learn from the best at the "Oscars" of the music products industry as NAMM honors seven categories of retail excellence.

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Reverb Terrace Stage

Throughout all show days enjoy live music on the NAMM Terrace, a beautiful outdoor patio set to the backdrop of Nashville, featuring local talent and up and coming stars.

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Pensado's 'Pro Audio Party'

Saturday, June 30, the famed co-hosts will bring their popular web show format featuring audio and recording luminaries in an hour-long, live interview session.

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Rising Stars

Saturday, June 30, enjoy Nashville’s hottest talent on the Reverb Terrace Stage including Mona, Lillie Mae and The Delta Saints.

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Make Music Experience

Saturday, June 30, understand what your customers want as thousands of aspiring music professionals and influencers attend Summer NAMM.

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Beer and Gear Summit

Saturday, June 30, unwind at Vintage King Nashville with an afternoon full of incredible food, tasty drinks, gear demos and panel discussions.

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All Star Guitar Night

Saturday, June 30, come for a night of entertaining guitar performances from household names to up-and-coming artists. 

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PTSD Awareness Day Concert

A live music performance featuring students and graduates of Guitar for Vets PTSD rehabilitation through music program.

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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

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