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.
Thursday, June 28, 2018 — 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Please join us to kick-off 2018 Summer NAMM at a special welcome reception in the Pro Audio Showcase lounge. During the reception, attendees will have the opportunity to connect with some of the industry’s biggest names in recording and live sound. Plus, for the first-time, next year’s TEC Awards nominees will be announced during Summer NAMM and will be honored at this special event.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 — 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Yamaha is joining with Guitar for Vets (G4V) to hold a live music performance in Nashville to highlight National PTSD Awareness Day, featuring students and graduates of G4V's program of PTSD rehabilitation through music, as well as guest Yamaha Artists and other musicians to be announced.
Free to the public.
Pensado’s Place, the hour-long weekly web series co-hosted by legendary mix engineer Dave Pensado and show creator Herb Trawick, will join the Make Music Experience (MME) at Summer NAMM on Saturday, June 30.
Featuring Tommy Emmanuel, Jack Pearson, Keith Medley, Thom Bresh, Rory Hoffman, Muriel Anderson, plus surprise guests! Tickets are $17.50 in advance or $20.00 at the door, Benefiting the Music for Life Alliance.
Supported by GHS Strings, Sam Ash Music, Yamaha Guitars, and ToneWoodAmp.
For more information and to participate in our silent auction please visit www.allstarguitarnight.com
Formerly known as Women @ NAMM, the SWIM Fund will be hosting a SWIM Meet at Summer NAMM. This event will serve as an excellent opportunity to connect and network with other women in the music products industry. Come ready to dive in and connect!
Brush up on your musical skills at the Summer NAMM guitar circle. This free group lesson taught by guitar-teaching legend, Glen McCarthy, 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 & Accessories Marketing Association (GAMA) and Fender Play.
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.
Join NAMM YP on Friday, June 29 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. to hear from Crystal Morris, CEO of Gator Cases, as she shares her story and insights on the music industry. There will be a networking reception for all members, following the educational session.
Crystal is the co-founder and CEO of Gator Cases, a certified Women Business Enterprise, headquartered in Tampa, Florida with distribution and manufacturing in Columbia City, Indiana. Crystal has been recognized as a She Rock recipient, E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year, and Top Female Maker in the music industry. She is a past NAMM Board member, Tampa CEO Council member, and Young President Organization board member. In 2018, she is proud to be part of launching S.W.I.M., Smart Women in Music. Crystal graduated from Stetson University with a BA in business, and attended both the University of South Florida MBA program and Yale's Global Leadership program. Crystal is a proud mom of two boys.
There will also be an opportunity to learn more about the new NAMM YP Mentorship Program!
In addition to the educational session and networking reception, there will be an informal social gathering at The Flying Saucer in Nashville. Please feel welcome to join in for this NAMM YP tradition at Summer NAMM!
- When: Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 8:30
- Where: The Flying Saucer | 111 10th Avenue South #310, Nashville, TN 37203