The NAMM Show After Hours

Elizabeth Dale

There is no place in the world like The NAMM Show, and the much-anticipated industry reunion in Anaheim will be one of the most dynamic shows on record. While there is always a buzz on the tradeshow floor, attendees can look forward to several after-hour award shows, events, music, and parties.

The NAMM Show floor is the place to get a first look at all the latest and greatest gear and technologies from global manufacturers. Beyond the gear, The NAMM Show offers engaging and cutting-edge professional development and networking sessions to enhance and strengthen your knowledge across all facets of the industry. Attendees may have their days booked from open to close, but the fun doesn’t stop when the convention center goes dark at 6 pm (5 pm on Sunday).

Bands@NAMM: It wouldn’t be The NAMM Show without live music! Over the course of the weekend, there will be over 150 performances across seven stages throughout the Anaheim Convention Center and neighboring hotels. Hear music from all genres on the ADJ Arena Plaza Stage, Avid Marriot Stage, DAS Audio Westin Stage, NAMM Sheraton Park Stage, Renkus-Heinz Hilton Stage, Westin Rooftop Stage, and Yamaha Grand Plaza Stage.

Thursday:
ESTA’s Happy Hour for Behind the Scenes: The party will begin at 6 pm on Thursday (June 2) before The 2022 NAMM Show. Beer and wine and light bites are served while you network with friends old and new. Mark your calendar to be at the Anaheim Marriott Platinum Ballroom Patio. Tickets are required and can be purchased at https://wp.behindthescenescharity.org/product/estas-2022-happy-hour-for-behind-the-scenes-ticket-sales/.

She Rocks Awards: The She Rocks Awards are celebrating their 10th year honoring female artists, record industry executives, and media personalities throughout the music landscape. The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) is proud to announce the distinguished honorees for the 2022 She Rocks Awards. Iconic singer, actress, television host, and former UN Goodwill Ambassador, Dionne Warwick will be joined by the GRAMMY®-nominated guitarist and BONES UK co-founder Carmen Vandenberg, and multi-instrumentalist Yvette Young, the front-woman for the math rock band, Covet. The ceremony is at 6:30 pm on Thursday, June 2, at The Ranch (Anaheim, CA). Tickets are selling out quickly, to purchase tickets, please visit https://sherocksawards.com/.

Top 100 Awards: Come and celebrate the Top 100 Dealer Awards as they spotlight the very best industry retailers who demonstrate exceptional commitment to their stores, neighborhoods, and customers, and play an important role in acting as music-making ambassadors in their communities. Join us on Thursday, June 2, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm in the Hilton, Level 2, Pacific Ballroom. The Top 100 Awards are open to all and free to attend.

Friday:
The 20th Annual Parnelli Awards:
On Friday, June 3 at 6 pm, the Parnelli Awards kick off with their pre-show cocktail hour. Join them to be front and center as the industry salutes the finest practitioners. It’s a night of magic where the industry’s greatest stars gather for a good drink, good food, and the privilege of honoring our very best. Tickets are required and can be purchased at https://parnelliawards.com/reservations/.

NAMM Pro Audio Pool Party: Make a splash at the Pro Audio Pool Party! On Friday, June 3, from 6-8 pm, join the pro audio and sound community for a fun-filled networking event at Anaheim Marriott's pool deck. Reconnect with old friends, make new connections, and enjoy the Southern California summer night!

NWC NAMM Canadian Reception: The reception is a wonderful opportunity for Canadian dealers, pro audio and lighting professionals, and suppliers to connect on the first day of The NAMM Show and unwind in a casual atmosphere. The reception will feature live music, a cash bar, and light snacks. Only on Friday, June 3, from 8-11:50 pm at the Sheraton Park.

Women of NAMM Happy Hour: This event unites women across the music, sound, and live event industries and is an excellent opportunity to connect and network with other women at The NAMM Show. Held at the new Westin rooftop Pool Deck, this unique event is open to all on Friday, June 3 at 6 pm.

Yamaha Night of Worship: Yamaha returns to The NAMM Show with their can't-miss Night of Worship, featuring Fred Hammond and Saddleback Worship Group. And for the first time, this one-of-a-kind event will be held in the epicenter of the NAMM campus, on the Yamaha Grand Plaza Stage, on Friday, June 3 at 6 pm.

Saturday:
TEC Awards: Presented annually by NAMM, the TEC Awards recognize the individuals, companies, and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games, and multimedia. Award categories span 21 Technical Achievement and 7 Creative Achievement Categories. Now in its 37th year, the Awards are widely recognized as the highest honor dedicated to the pro audio and sound recording industry. It’s where the most outstanding products in the worlds of music-making, live performances, video games, television, and films are recognized and where creative luminaries like Les Paul, Peter Frampton, Quincy Jones, Joe Perry, Pete Townshend, Stevie Wonder, and Joni Mitchell are celebrated for their musical contributions. This year, the TEC Awards honors Peter Asher with the TEC Hall of Fame award. The TEC Awards are on Saturday, June 4 at 5:30 pm inside the Hilton, Level 2, Pacific Ballroom. To purchase tickets, please visit https://www.tecawards.org/night-of-the-show.

Yamaha All-Star Concert on the Grand: Yamaha is proud to present an array of all-star performers on a state-of-the-art stage set-up on the Grand Plaza, the epicenter of the NAMM Campus. This unforgettable event is always a highlight of The NAMM show, helping attendees reunite and celebrate in person for the first time in more than two years. The concert features performances from Tank and the Bangas, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and Kandace Springs and takes place on Saturday, June 4 at 6 pm only on the Yamaha Grand Plaza Stage.

To register for The NAMM Show, please visit https://registration.namm.org/wn22/register?ms=nammorg_attend and to view a complete schedule, please visit https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2022/schedule.