Add the uke to your musical repertoire! Unleash your Island Spirit at our ukulele circle, where you’ll learn the basics of the instrument known as the “jumping flea.” No experience required. We provide the ukes, you provide the smiles and learn how to create a uke community. Facilitated by Ukulenny. Presented by NAMM in collaboration with Kala Brand Music.
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.
Make plans to attend the 10th Annual NAMM Night of Worship at The 2019 NAMM Show on Thursday, January 24 from 7–9 pm. Join your peers for lively worship with double-Grammy winning artist, Matt Redman. Special guests include: Steven Malcolm and Ellis Hall.
The event is free when you register for The 2019 NAMM Show.
Technology is influencing all aspects of our lives, including the way we conduct business. Are you using technology to your advantage? 2018 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.
Join the Women’s International Music Network for their annual She Rocks Showcase featuring amazing female talent. It takes place at The Listening Room on June 27 at 8:30 pm. Performers include Youtube superstar Megan Davies, duo Roses & Cigarettes, the Voice’s Gigi Rich and local artist Karina Daza. Only a $5 suggested donation and there’s an amazing raffle with gear from Martin Guitar, Daisy Rock, Sennheiser, Paul Mitchell and more on site. Sponsors include Martin Guitar, Fishman, 108 Rock Star Guitars, Casio, KMC, Sennheiser and Paul Mitchell.
$5 pre sale • $7 door • NAMM badge not required to attend
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.