Technology is influencing all aspects of our lives, including the way we conduct business. Are you using technology to your advantage? 2019 Summer NAMM kicks off with a special pre-show reception that addresses this perennial question, courtesy of the NAMM Standards Committee. Join us for free drinks and hors d’oeuvres, and talk shop with fellow NAMM members. Representatives of the NAMM Standards Committee will also be on hand to answer questions about how the NAMM Standards and other technologies can help grow your business. All NAMM members, retailers and exhibitors, are invited! Check out our 'Latest Videos' section to learn how NAMM Standards can help grow your business.
Come for a night of entertaining guitar performances from household names to up-and-coming artists, benefiting the Music for Life Alliance. Featuring John McEuen, Bryan Sutton, Vicki Genfan, Gareth Pearson, Pilar America, Alberto Lombardi, Anita & Davide, Muriel Anderson, and a surprise guest.
Friday, July 19, 2019 — 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Gear Talk and Worship Musician will have their official meetup on the show floor at the Pro Audio Showcase Lounge. Connect with the house of worship community, grab a bite to eat and meet some well-known worship artists.
Friday, July 19, 2019 — 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Join us for the ninth annual Top 100 Dealer Awards, the premier Summer NAMM event celebrating passion, excellence and innovation in music retailing. In addition to great live entertainment, the Top 100 Dealer Awards spotlights some of our industry’s best and most proactive retailers. It also highlights many of the elements that propelled these honorees to the top—offering new ideas for your business, as well as the opportunity to network with these influential retailers. All attendees welcome.
Katie Cook, Co-Host of CMT Hot 20 Countdown
The Smoking Section, Nashville's Best Studio Musicians
Danny Gokey, Singer and American Idol Finalist
6 pm - Complimentary dinner buffet opens
7 pm - Top 100 Dealer Awards show begins
Join an inspiring service connecting industry professionals for a morning of worship and celebration with guest speaker Tommy Coomes and music by Carl & Leann Albrecht.
Thursday, July 18, 2019 — 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Join us for a special networking reception, featuring the 36th Annual American Eagle Awards. This year, the National Music Council will be honoring George Clinton and Vince Guaraldi for their long-term contributions to American musical culture and heritage. The event is free to attend, and VIP tickets are available for purchase. Proceeds for this event will be supporting the National Music Council's music education advocacy. Hors d'oeuvres provided and drinks available.
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!
Arrive a day early for another star-studded night at the Ryman, July 17, 2019, when the Peach Pickers (Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins and Ben Hayslip) host the sixth annual Georgia On My Mind concert, benefiting the Georgia Music Foundation.
Come hang out, grab some food and coffee, and network with the house of worship community at Tempo Nashville before Summer NAMM begins. Worship Musician and Gear Talk will also be doing prize giveaways throughout the night.
For 2019 Summer NAMM, the Retail Training Summit offers brand-new trainings—tracks on retail management, online content creation and new laws that are likely to impact your business. We’ve also brought back popular tracks for you and your team on marketing, sales and succession. Walk away with hands-on, proven ideas and best practices you can put to use right away to grow your business, whether you’re a retail owner, manager, salesperson, marketer or admin staff.
Retail Training Summit is free to NAMM members, but you must register.
9 am–12 pm
Track 1: Online Marketing and Social Media - Room 201 AB
Track 2: Sales and Customer Experience - Room 202 AB
Track 3: Succession Planning - Room 202 C
1 pm–4 pm
Track 4: Video and Online Content Creation - Room 201 AB
Track 5: Retail Management - Room 202 AB
Track 6: Financial Update: Online Sales Tax, New Labor Laws & More - Room 202 C