2017 Summer NAMM kicks off with a pre-show reception, 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.
Music City Center, Room 104 A (Level 1)
Women of Action: Disrupting Gender Norms in Music & Audio - Invite Only
A roundtable session hosted by the Women’s International Music Network
We all know gender issues exist, but what can we do about them? During this roundtable forum led by Laura B. Whitmore, founder of the Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN), industry leaders from music and audio join forces to create a checklist for action with the goal of producing a blueprint for change.
This year, the NAMM Opening Night Party will feature The American Eagle Awards honoring music legends Patti Smith, Crystal Gayle and Harry Shearer. Enjoy free appetizers, drinks, entertainment and networking with industry peers.
To enjoy VIP seating and a plated dinner, purchase VIP tickets here.
*Live Stream begins at 6:30 Central Time on the homepage of namm.org
CMT star Cody Alan will return to the mic to host the Top 100 Dealer Awards, which celebrates the best of the best in music retail. From the Top 100 honorees, seven music retailers will be recognized in “Best Of” categories 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, and one recipient will be honored with the Music Makes a Difference award. The coveted Dealer of the Year award will go to one of the recipients in the aforementioned categories.
All Summer NAMM badge holders are invited to attend this evening honoring excellence in music retailing. Dinner and refreshments will be served on a first-come, first-served basis.
Live stream starts at 7:00pm on the homepage.
The All Star Guitar Night is a tradion at NAMM for over 20 years. This unique unplugged event is a more intimate show in one of Nashville's finest and most respected music venues, located as the name suggests at the corner of 3rd & Lindsley, 1 mile from the convention center. Dinners are served and the show takes place just at the end of NAMM and before late evening events. We recommend getting tickets online from thirdandlindsley.com or from one of our sponsors.
Muriel Anderson's All Star Guitar Night Unplugged features Stanley Jordan, Laurence Juber, Jack Pearson, Michael Kelsey, Brooks Robertson, Dan Bankhurst, SashoZver, Pat Bergeson, and Muriel Anderson. The event is sponsored by Yamaha, with co-sponsors Guitar Player Magazine, Alvarez, GHS, NAMM, and live broadcast by NuMuBu at www.nmblive.com/murielanderson
Sam Ash Music will provide cool gear for a silent auction.
While the evening celebrates the guitar and entertains audiences, it also raises money and awareness for a very important cause - music education for children. The artists donate their time and talent and the sponsors generously fund this event so that disadvantaged children can have access to instruments and music instruction in their schools. Muriel Anderson founded the Music for Life Alliance, which is the beneficiary of the event and works with non-profits disseminating instruments, funds & research nationwide.
For more info please visit: