The “Oscars” of the pro audio and sound recording industry honoring products and innovations in the worlds of music making, live performances, video games, television and films.
5:30pm: Check in and Bars Open for VIPs
6pm: Doors Open for VIPs: Buffet Dinner, Open Bar, Seated Tables
6:45pm: Doors Open for General Admission
7pm: Awards Show Begins
9:30pm: Awards Show Ends
10pm–12 am: VIP After-Party in Avalon Ballroom (must have VIP lanyard to attend)
Connect with your community as a music-making destination! The Community Music Making Forum is the place to discover tips for hosting in-store music-making events and activities that will engage first-time and seasoned music-makers. Enjoy a live musical experience from the infectious Luongo Ukulele Ensemble and listen to interviews with members of the band. Presented by The NAMM Foundation.
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.