Guitars for Vets - National PTSD Awareness Day Concert

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.

Muriel Anderson’s All Star Guitar Night

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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

SWIM (Smart Women in Music) Meet

SWIM (Smart Women in Music) Meet

Thursday, June 28, 2018 — 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

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!

Guitar Circle

Guitar Circle

Saturday, June 30, 2018 — 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Brush up on your musical skills at the Summer NAMM guitar circle. This free group lesson taught by guitar-teaching legend, Glen McCarthy, will have you playing songs before you can say ‘EADGBE.’ Instruments supplied; no experience required. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in collaboration with the Guitar & Accessories Marketing Association (GAMA) and Fender Play.

Ukulele Circle

Ukulele Circle

Saturday, June 30, 2018 — 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join YouTube sensation, “Ukulenny” for a free group ukulele lesson. Learn the basics, add some new tunes to your repertoire and have a ton of fun. Instruments supplied; no experience required. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in collaboration with KALA Brand Music Co.

NAMM YP Educational Session and Networking Reception

Join NAMM YP on Friday, June 29 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. to hear from Crystal Morris, CEO of Gator Cases, as she shares her story and insights on the music industry. There will be a networking reception for all members, following the educational session.

Crystal is the co-founder and CEO of Gator Cases, a certified Women Business Enterprise, headquartered in Tampa, Florida with distribution and manufacturing in Columbia City, Indiana. Crystal has been recognized as a She Rock recipient, E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year, and Top Female Maker in the music industry. She is a past NAMM Board member, Tampa CEO Council member, and Young President Organization board member. In 2018, she is proud to be part of launching S.W.I.M., Smart Women in Music. Crystal graduated from Stetson University with a BA in business, and attended both the University of South Florida MBA program and Yale's Global Leadership program. Crystal is a proud mom of two boys.

There will also be an opportunity to learn more about the new NAMM YP Mentorship Program!

In addition to the educational session and networking reception, there will be an informal social gathering at The Flying Saucer in Nashville. Please feel welcome to join in for this NAMM YP tradition at Summer NAMM!

  • When: Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 8:30
  • Where: The Flying Saucer | 111 10th Avenue South #310, Nashville, TN 37203

D'Angelico Pick Up & Play Giveaway


Pick up & Play Giveaway

Sign up at the D'Angelico booth (#1235) for our Open Mic Giveaway! You’ll get the chance to play on the NAMM Reverb Stage on the Terrace on Thursday and Friday at 3pm for your chance to win a D'Angelico guitar!

Jump on stage and show us what you've got! The best performance will win one of our all new Premier Series solid body guitars! Winner will be announced on stage on Saturday at 11am.

*Participants are able to perform one song on stage. As many performances as possible will be accommodated in the allotted time period. Artist/band must use a D’Angelico guitar or bass during the performance, provided by D’Angelico. Prize: 1 D’Angelico Premier Series guitar of choice. T-shirts and accessories will also be given away to performers and “stage game” winners. Winner will be chosen by the D'Angelico Artist Relations team.

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Top 100 Dealer Awards

Dubbed the "Retail Oscars" by Music Inc. magazine, the Top 100 Dealer Awards spotlights the industry’s very best music product retailers and shares their strategies for success. In addition to choosing the Top 100 Dealers, an independent panel of judges also picks winners in seven “Best of” categories, from which the prestigious “Dealer of the Year” is selected.

Event will be streaming live on the homepage beginning at 7pm.

NAMM Congratulates The 2018 Top 100 Dealers

- Leaders in music instruments, pro audio retail to be honored at the annual event -


Release Date

Tue, 05/01/2018

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is pleased to announce the list of enterprising music product retailers to be honored at the organization’s Top 100 Dealer Awards. Now in its eighth year and held during the Summer NAMM Show (June 28-30) in Nashville, the annual awards honor retailers who demonstrate exceptional commitment to their stores, neighborhoods and customers, and share in a vision of creating a more musical world through their local communities.

“While there are thousands of great NAMM member retail stores out there, a theme that emerges with this year’s Top 100 is an unwavering commitment to helping people of all ages begin their musical journey and then keep them actively engaged in music making for the long haul,” affirmed Joe Lamond, NAMM President and CEO. “We look forward to an exciting evening in Nashville to honor and celebrate the Top 100 Dealers as well as pay tribute to all music retailers who sit in the heart of their communities, inspiring and creating more music makers through their efforts.”

Each submission was evaluated for effectiveness in marketing, customer engagement and innovation in retail by a panel of independent judges. The panel also made a selection for several “Best of” category winners, including “Best Store Turnaround;” “Best Customer Service;” “Best Store Design;” “Best Marketing and Sales Promotion;” “Best Online Engagement;” “Best Emerging Dealer/Rookie Of The Year;” the “Music Makes a Difference;” award and the coveted, “Dealer of the Year” award. By entering, retailers are automatically considered for the “Best Of” categories as well as for “Dealer of the Year.” The “Best of” and “Dealer of the Year” awards to be announced during the Top 100 Dealer Awards gala on Friday, June 29 at the Summer NAMM Show in the Davidson Ballroom.

Congratulations to the following retailers (in alphabetical order):

A & G Central Music Madison Heights MI
All County Music Tamarac FL
Amro Music Memphis TN
Andertons Music Co. Surrey United Kingdom
Andy's Music Mobile AL
Antonio Violins Cincinnati OH
Arthur's Music Store Indianapolis IN
Backstage Music Starkville MS
Beacock Music Vancouver WA
Bernhardt House of Violins Greenville SC
Bertrand's Music San Diego CA
Big Music Sydney NSW, Australia
Bill Harris Music Provo UT
Bill's Music Baltimore MD
Bluedog Guitars North Vancouver BC, Canada
Blues Angel Music Pensacola FL
Brass Bell Music Store Glendale WI
Brighton Music Center New Brighton PA
Buddy Roger's Music Cincinnati OH
C.A. House Music St. Clairsville OH
Carter Vintage Guitars Nashville TN
Casino Guitars Southern Pines NC
Cassell's Music San Fernando CA
Chicago Music Exchange Chicago IL
Contemporary Music Center Haymarket VA
Cosmo Music Richmond Hill ON, Canada
Cream City Music Brookfield WI
Creative Music Center Monroe CT
Day Violins Chantilly VA
Drum & Strum Music Center Warrenton VA
Drum Center of Portsmouth North Hampton NH
EatMyBeats Tuscaloosa AL
Farley's House Of Pianos Madison WI
Five Star Guitars Beaverton OR
Flatts & Sharpe Music Company Chicago IL
GarageBand Music Utica MI
Guitar Wishes Lincolnton NC
Guitars Etc. Athens TX
Haworth Guitars Albion Park Rail NSW, Australia
Heid Music Appleton WI
Hollywood Piano Burbank CA
Instrumental Music Center Tucson AZ
Ish Guitars Syracuse NY
Island Music Company La Plata MD
Larry's Music Center Wooster OH
Living Pianos Santa Ana CA
Lowe Vintage Instrument Company Burlington NC
Matt's Music Weymouth MA
Maxwell's House of Music Jeffersonville IN
Merriam Music Oakville ON, Canada
Middle C Music Washington DC
Midwood Guitar Studio Charlotte NC
Mike Risko Music Ossining NY
Mississippi Music, Inc. Hattiesburg MS
Mom's Music Louisville KY
Moore Guitars Evansville IN
Music Authority Cumming GA
Music Go Round Minneapolis MN
Music Land Bel Air MD
Music Man West Palm Beach FL
Music on the Hill Washington DC
Music Royale Powell OH
Music Villa Bozeman MT
Musical Innovations Greenville SC
N-Tune Music & Sound Odessa TX
Northland Music Center LLC Rhinelander WI
Ottawa Pianos Ottawa ON, Canada
Owensboro Music Center Owensboro KY
Paige's Music Indianapolis IN
Pecknel Music Company Greenville SC
Pellegrino Music Center Canton OH
Plum Grove Music Lowell IN
Progressive Music Mckeesport PA
Red Dragon Guitars Sparta NC
Rice Music House Columbia SC
Righteous Guitars Roswell GA
Romeo Music Dallas TX
Royalton Music Center North Royalton OH
San Diego Music Studio San Marcos CA
Shoreline Music Durango CO
Shuffield Music Company Arkadelphia AR
Silly Strings Guitar Shop Petaluma CA
Sims Music Columbia SC
Spicer's Music Auburn AL
Springfield Music Springfield MO
Summerhays Music Murray UT
Symphony Supply Paducah KY
Ted Brown Music Tacoma WA
The Acoustic Shoppe Springfield MO
The Candyman Strings & Things Santa Fe NM
The Music Room Palatine IL
Third Rock Music Center Cincinnati OH
Tim's Music Carmichael CA
Tobias Music Downers Grove IL
Ukulele Station America Oregon IL
Uncle Ike's Music & Sound Dubuque IA
Wentworth Music Kelowna BC, Canada
West Music Coralville IA
Willis Music Florence KY
Zeswitz Music Reading PA

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