2017 Top 100 Dealer Awards Winners

NAMM is proud to announce the winners of this year’s The Top 100 Dealer Awards. The annual awards show recognizes the industry’s outstanding music retailers who demonstrate exceptional commitment to their stores, neighborhoods and customers, and share in a vision of creating a more musical world through their local communities.

“At the heart of every music store, there is a story of inspiration, dedication and a pursuit to create a more musical world,” shared Joe Lamond, NAMM President and CEO. “The Top 100 Dealers exemplify a commitment – to their communities, their staff, and the industry to create a space which welcomes and inspires music makers through their products and services.”

Congratulations to seven “Best Of” finalists that were selected by an independent panel of judges. Each store was numerically rated as among the Top 100 Dealers across several categories including customer service, music advocacy, store design and promotions. Each submission was scored to determine the Top 100 list, the category awards and the overall Dealer of the Year award.

See you next year when the Top 100 Dealer Awards returns to Nashville and the Music City Center June 29, 2018.

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Store Name City State/Country    
A & G Central Music Madison Heights MI  
All County Music Tamarac FL  
Amro Music Memphis TN  
Andertons Music Co. Surrey United Kingdom  
Antonio Violins Cincinnati OH  
Backstage Music Starkville MS  
Bailey Brothers Music Company Montgomery AL  
Bertrand's Music San Diego CA  
Big Music  Sydney NSW, Australia  
Bluedog Guitars North Vancouver BC, Canada  
Blues Angel Music Pensacola FL  
Brighton Music Center New Brighton PA  
C.A. House Music St. Clairsville OH  
Carter Vintage Guitars Nashville TN  
Casino Guitars Southern Pines NC  
Cassell's Music San Fernando CA  
Chicago Music Exchange Chicago IL  
Contemporary Music Center Haymarket VA  
Cosmo Music Richmond Hill ON, Canada  
Cream City Music Brookfield WI  
Day Violins Chantilly VA  
EatMyBeats Tuscaloosa AL  
Farley's House Of Pianos Madison WI  
Five Star Guitars Beaverton OR  
GarageBand Music Utica MI  
George's Music Berwyn PA  
Guitars Etc. Athens TX  
Heid Music Appleton WI  
Hollywood Piano  Burbank CA  
Hot Licks Guitar Shop Waldorf MD  
Instrumental Music Center Tucson AZ  
Ish Guitars Syracuse NY  
Island Music Company La Plata MD  
Kidder Music Service Peoria IL  
Larry's Music Center Wooster OH  
LAWK STAR Guitars Clackamas OR  
Legend Music Manteca CA  
Lowe Vintage Instrument Company Burlington NC  
Matt's Music Weymouth MA  
Maxwell's House of Music Jeffersonville IN  
Menchey Music Service, Inc. Hanover PA  
Merriam Music Oakville ON, Canada  
Middle C Music Washington DC  
Midwood Guitar Studio Charlotte NC  
Mike Risko Music Ossining NY  
Millers Music Cambridge United Kingdom  
Monster Music Levittown NY  
Moore Music Evansville IN  
Mozart Einstein & Me Benicia CA  
Music Authority Cumming GA  
Music Go Round Minneapolis MN  
Music Land Bel Air MD  
Music Man W. Palm Beach FL  
Music on the Hill Washington DC  
Music Royale Powell OH  
Music Villa Bozeman MT  
Musical Innovations Greenville SC  
NOVA Music Center Manassas VA  
Ottawa Pianos Ottawa ON, Canada  
Paige's Music Indianapolis IN  
Pecknel Music Company Greenville SC  
Plum Grove Music Lowell IN  
PM Music Center Aurora IL  
Port Mac Guitars Port Macquarie NSW, Australia  
Progressive Music Mckeesport PA  
Quinlan & Fabish Music Co. Burr Ridge IL  
Red Dragon Guitars Sparta NC  
Righteous Guitars Roswell GA  
Robert M. Sides Family Music Centers Williamsport PA  
Royalton Music Center North Royalton OH  
Sam Ash Music Hicksville NY  
San Diego Music Studio San Marcos CA  
Schmitt Music Brooklyn Center MN  
Shoreline Music Durango CO  
Shuffield Music Company Arkadelphia AR  
Sims Music Columbia SC  
Sinasoid Lynnwood WA  
Spicer's Music Auburn AL  
Springfield Music Springfield MO  
Strait Music Company Austin TX  
Strings and Beyond Southport NC  
Summerhays Music Murray UT  
Symphony Supply Paducah KY  
Ted Brown Music Tacoma WA  
The Acoustic Shoppe Springfield MO  
The Candyman Strings & Things Santa Fe NM  
The Loft Violin Shop Columbus OH  
The Minor Chord Music Outfitters Littleton MA  
The Music Room Palatine IL  
The Music Store Garland TX  
Third Rock Music Center Cincinnati OH  
TJ's Music Fall River MA  
Ukulele Station America Oregon IL  
Uncle Ike's Music & Sound Dubuque IA  
Unga Bunga Music Paducah KY  
Wentworth Music Kelowna BC, Canada  
West Music Coralville IA  
Westlake Pro North Hollywood CA  
Willis Music Florence KY  
Zeswitz Music Reading PA  

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