Gear Talk & Worship Musician Official Summer NAMM Meetup

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. 

Top 100 Dealer Awards

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

Musician's Chapel

Musician's Chapel

Saturday, July 20, 2019 — 9:00 am to 9:30 am

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. 

NAMM Opening Night Party Featuring the 36th Annual American Eagle Awards

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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. 



Thursday, July 18, 2019 — 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

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!

Gretsch Presents Georgia On My Mind

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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.

Worship Musician & Gear Talk Summer NAMM Hang

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. 

Retail Training Summit

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Retail Training Summit

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 — 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

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.

Track Locations 
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

She Rocks Showcase

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The She Rocks Nashville Showcase is a private event being held on Thursday, July 18, from 6:30–9:30 pm at Tin Roof Nashville. Co-hosted by Marshall Amplification, this live music showcase will feature an evening of powerful female talent, drinks, prizes and more. This year’s performers are Emily Wolfe, Grace Askew, Heather Findlay and Jess Nolan.

Guitar Circle

Guitar Circle

Saturday, July 20, 2019 — 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Strum along in a group guitar lesson taught by the legendary Glen McCarthy, who 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 and Accessories Marketing Association (GAMA) and Fender Play. Located in the Level 3 Lobby.


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