Summer NAMM Preview
Summer NAMM’s mid-year gathering will return to Nashville, July 18–20, 2019, bringing inspiration and innovation.
Join us and create sales, connections, content and opportunities to fuel the second half of your year.
More than 1,600 brands will be present, displaying their latest, innovative products. Discover a trending product and meet the people behind the brands in an environment conducive to relationship building.
“I come here because I’m hoping to find that next guy, that next Gibson, that next Fender, that next JBL or Electrovoice—somebody who’s got a 10 x 10 booth but with a great idea. Plus, it's a nice place to do business. I always want to find that little niche guy who may one day be something, and I’ll be able to say, ‘I found him.’”
— Sammy Ash, COO of Sam Ash Music Corporation
Learning from each other is one of the most powerful parts of Summer NAMM, with many networking events throughout the show. Connect with the more than 14,000 registrants from 39 countries and regions, including 88% of the world's Top 100 Dealers.
“We came here to expand our dealer network and we’ve had a really good flow of dealers come through. I think it’s going to be a great boost for us to get our products in the hands of a lot of mom and pop music stores.”
— Matt McGlynn, Founder of Roswell Audio
World-Class Industry Education
NAMM member favorite, the NAMM U Breakfast Sessions, will be returning with big ideas and big picture strategies, led by industry luminaries. You’ll walk away from each session with a full stomach and a head full of actionable ideas!
The Idea Center and TEC Tracks sessions will be in full swing on the show floor, offering easily digestible industry tips, tricks and how-to’s every half hour, led by esteemed industry peers. Come sit in between floor laps and meetings and soak up knowledge you can apply right away.
Advanced Audio Applications Exchange (A3E) will likewise return. A3E is the nexus point of innovation in music, technology, computer science and manufacturing. Meet the pioneers of each field as they come together to define the future of music technology with a special focus on software developers.
“I brought ten members of my team with me... and the highlight was the education. I was able to plan and break my team up into small groups so that we were able to attend a variety of seminars. A tremendous learning opportunity for all of us.”
— Rob Sanchez, Owner of MMP Records | Studio | Academy
Popular events will be returning like the NAMM Opening Night Party coupled with the star-studded American Eagle Awards honoring music legends; the highly-anticipated Top 100 Dealer Awards honoring the industry’s retail stars; and the return of the Make Music Experience, on Saturday, July 20. This day will be open to industry professionals in the Nashville and surrounding areas, featuring access to the show floor, live entertainment, food, interactive experiences, exciting partner events and more!
“I couldn’t imagine not coming to this show. We have at least 20 people here… and I love Nashville. At this show, I spend quality time with products and vendors, really getting to talk with people and friends.”
— Chuck Surack, President and Founder of Sweetwater Sound