Grammy-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre headlines The Grand Rally for Music Education, featuring audience participation in choral arrangements directed by Whitacre. Special encore viewing of Deep Field, a new film by Mr. Whitacre inspired by the iconic Hubble Telescope Deep Field images to follow performance, with a meet and greet with the composer. Featuring pre-show performance by trumpet soloist Jonathan Dely. Learn your vocal part for The Grand Rally For Music Education by viewing the scores for "Cloudburst" and "Fly to Paradise," courtesy of Noteflight, a Hal Leonard Company.
Roomful of Pianos features piano compositions and arrangements for 30 piano players. Saturday night’s repertoire Claude Debussy, "Nocturnes: Nuages and Fêtes," (1899) arranged by Jed Distler (world premiere), Conductor: Kimo Furumoto.
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