C. F. Martin & Co. (Martin Guitar) invites guitar and uke players of all levels to perform at Summer NAMM at the Martin Guitar and Strings Open Mic event, part of the Make Music Experience, on Saturday, June 30 at the Music City Center, in Nashville, TN, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Attendees will be able to sign-up to perform a song during the Martin Open Mic in Lobby D of Music City Center, directly off the Summer NAMM exhibit floor. Everyone who plays will receive a Martin T-shirt, a set of Martin strings, and will be entered to win a Martin Guitar. The guitar winner will be selected at random from everyone who performs that day.
It’s another star-studded night at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on June 26, 2018, when the Peach Pickers (Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins and Ben Hayslip) host Gretsch Presents the 5th Annual Georgia On My Mind. Artists joining the Peach Pickers to celebrate their home state of Georgia include Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson, Chris Janson, Lauren Alaina, John Berry, Michael Ray, Travis Denning, Jon Langston, Trea Landon and songwriters Pat Alger and Tony Arata, who will receive the 2018 Flamekeeper Award. Proceeds from the concert benefit the Georgia Music Foundation which has distributed nearly $300,000 in music preservation, education and outreach grants since the first Georgia On My Mind concert in 2014.
Unwind after Summer NAMM at Vintage King Nashville with an afternoon full of incredible food, tasty drinks, gear demos and panel discussions. The Nashville-based location of the pro audio outfitter has lined up an exciting afternoon, including a conversation with Grammy award-winning producer, mixer and engineer Joe Chiccarelli (U2, Alanis Morissette). Warren Huart will lead a Produce Like A Pro Panel featuring Jeff Balding (Taylor Swift, Eagles), Ryan Freeland (Bonnie Raitt, Ray LaMontagne), Ryan Hewitt (Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Avett Brothers), Kim Rosen (Dashboard Confessional, Franz Ferdinand) and F. Reid Shippen (Dierks Bentley, Eric Church). In addition to the fun and festivities, the Vintage King Nashville showroom will be open, allowing customers to hear new gear in a studio setting and choose to A/B products from an incredible selection of the world’s best consoles, microphones, monitors, outboard gear and so much more.
Support The NAMM Foundation and celebrate our Top 100 Dealers at an after-party featuring great music by Thomas Claxton, Bernie Williams, Howard Paul, special NAMM friends including Menzie Pittman and Joe Lamond, and some surprise guest star appearances! Experience a one-of-a-kind Nashville venue on the second level of the legendary Hard Rock Cafe, complete with an outdoor patio overlooking the iconic Broadway Street. Come build relationships, hear amazing live music and help create music makers of the future.
This event has limited capacity, cash bar only and will be first come, first served.
Thursday, June 28, 2018 — 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Please join us to kick-off 2018 Summer NAMM at a special welcome reception in the Pro Audio Showcase lounge. During the reception, attendees will have the opportunity to connect with some of the industry’s biggest names in recording and live sound. Plus, for the first-time, next year’s TEC Awards nominees will be announced during Summer NAMM and will be honored at this special event.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 — 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Yamaha is joining with Guitar for Vets (G4V) to hold a live music performance in Nashville to highlight National PTSD Awareness Day, featuring students and graduates of G4V's program of PTSD rehabilitation through music, as well as guest Yamaha Artists and other musicians to be announced.
Free to the public.
Pensado’s Place, the hour-long weekly web series co-hosted by legendary mix engineer Dave Pensado and show creator Herb Trawick, will join the Make Music Experience (MME) at Summer NAMM on Saturday, June 30.
Featuring Tommy Emmanuel, Jack Pearson, Keith Medley, Thom Bresh, Rory Hoffman, Muriel Anderson, plus surprise guests! Tickets are $17.50 in advance or $20.00 at the door, Benefiting the Music for Life Alliance.
Supported by GHS Strings, Sam Ash Music, Yamaha Guitars, and ToneWoodAmp.
For more information and to participate in our silent auction please visit www.allstarguitarnight.com
Formerly known as Women @ NAMM, the SWIM Fund will be hosting a SWIM Meet at Summer NAMM. This event will serve as an excellent opportunity to connect and network with other women in the music products industry. Come ready to dive in and connect!