Retail Training Summit

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Retail Training Summit

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 — 9:00 am to 3:59 pm CDT

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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She Rocks Showcase

Thursday, July 18, 2019 — 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm CDT

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 11:59 am CDT

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.

Ukulele Circle

Ukulele Circle

Saturday, July 20, 2019 — 2:00 pm to 2:59 pm CDT

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. Located in the Level 3 Lobby.

Gruhn Guitars Reception

Gruhn Guitars Reception

Friday, July 19, 2019 — 6:00 pm to 8:59 pm CDT

Gruhn Guitars will kick off their 50th year in business and will host a reception for NAMM members during Summer NAMM. It will be held at Gruhn Guitars on Friday, July 19 from 6–9 pm.

ESTA's Happy Hour for Behind the Scenes 2019

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ESTA's Happy Hour for Behind the Scenes 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019 — 6:00 pm to 7:59 pm PST

The party will begin at 6pm on opening night of The 2019 NAMM Show. Beer and wine and light bites will be served while you network with friends old and new. Mark your calendar to be at the Anaheim Marriott Platinum Lounge from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Tickets available via the link below.

The Behind the Scenes charity provides financial support to entertainment technology industry professionals who are seriously ill or injured or to their surviving family members. Grants are tailored to each individual and uses can include basic living costs, medical related expenses, transportation, and funeral expenses. Behind the Scenes brings help and hope in times of great need.

TECnology Hall of Fame

TECnology Hall of Fame

Saturday, January 26, 2019 — 4:00 pm to 4:59 pm PST

Founded in 2004 and developed by George Petersen, the TECnology Hall of Fame honors and recognizes audio products, innovations and inventors that have made significant contributions to the advancement of audio technology. This year’s awards, which are presented by the NAMM Museum of Making Music, will induct eight products into the TECnology Hall of Fame. Come out and celebrate these innovations and the people and companies that made them possible. More than nostalgia, it’s essential knowledge for pro audio professionals.

Loudspeaker System Showcase

Loudspeaker System Showcase

Saturday, January 26, 2019 — 10:00 am to 5:59 pm PST

The 2019 NAMM Show will debut its first showcase of line array and loudspeaker technologies at the Anaheim Convention Center Arena. Hosted by Live Sound International, it will feature a unique side-by-side listening opportunity from 10 leading loudspeaker manufacturers. Learn more about each system by clicking on a company below.

 
10:00 AM Arena Open
10:40 AM EM Acoustics
11:00 AM Round-Robin Showcase Demo
12:00 PM dBTechnologies
12:20 PM TW Audio  
12:40 PM Yorkville Sound 
1:00 PM Verity Audio 
1:20 PM RCF
1:40 PM  
2:00 PM Round-Robin Showcase Demo
3:00 PM Crest Audio 
3:20 PM Void Acoustics
3:40 PM Martin Audio
4:00 PM BASSBOSS
4:20 PM Alcons Audio 
4:40 PM  
5:00 PM Round-Robin Showcase Demo
6:00 PM Arena Closed

Prize Giveaway Sponsors

New for 2019, D'Angelico's popular Premier Series welcomes three stunning new finishes to its SS, DC and EXL-1 models: Fiesta Red, Ocean Turquoise and Champagne, an elegantly effervescent off-white. Making its debut in the series is the Premier Brighton, a sleek double-cutaway solid-body boasting vintage vibe and modern comfort. Stop by D'Angelico's booth at #212AB, for artist performances and more. Learn more at dangelicoguitars.com.

 


With the new OPERA 15 Series, dBTechnologies succeeded once again in packing leading-edge DSP processing, advanced design features and user friendliness in an unrivaled cabinet in its price range. Exceptional power and a unique acoustic design combine in order to deliver a vigorous yet pristine sound, successfully adaptable to both playback and live music applications. Learn more at dbtechnologies.com.


 

Smaart v8 from Rational Acoustics is the industry-leading, dual-platform (Mac and PC), FFT-based software to view the frequency content of signals or measure the response of electrical and electro-acoustic systems. This prize includes not only a Smaart v8 license but also an RTA420 measurement microphone. Learn more at rationalacoustics.com.

 


The Electro-Voice ND86 is a robust, high-performance, large-diaphragm dynamic supercardioid vocal microphone. Designed for excellent acoustic control in even the largest of venues, the ND86 capsule is precisely tuned to deliver present, smooth and detailed sound, as well as superior isolation from sound on the stage. Learn more at electrovoice.com.


The EM Acoustics EMS-51 is an ultra-compact passive loudspeaker for use where compact size is as important as sonic performance. This two-way, multipurpose design is suitable for a variety of applications either as a stand-alone product or joined EM Acoustics subwoofers to make a truly full-range system. Learn more at emacoustics.co.uk.


Dante AVIO adapters from Audinate are a family of cost-effective endpoints for connecting legacy analog and digital audio equipment to Dante networks. Options include line-in and line-out analog adapters, a bi-directional AES3/EBU adapter, and a bi-directional stereo USB adapter. Learn more at audinate.com.

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