July 18–20, 2019

Attend Summer NAMM

Music City Center • Nashville, TN

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Your Best Mid-Year Investment

Set within one of America's most musical cities—Nashville, TN—Summer NAMM is the perfect setting to identify the latest products to drive sales, just in time for the back-to-school and holiday buying season.

Grow Your Business At 2019 Summer NAMM

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Benefits of Attending

  • Find unique products that attract customers to your store and increase sales
  • Learn best practices to build your business during NAMM U sessions, TEC Tracks and the Top 100 Dealer Awards
  • Discover the future of audio with A3E and Dante Certification Training
  • Network with industry leaders and peers during receptions, concerts and more
  • Explore Nashville, one of America's most musical cities

Who Should Attend?

All members of NAMM are invited to attend Summer NAMM. Qualified representatives from organizations that are not eligible for NAMM membership, including pro audio, live event and themed entertainment professionals, buyers and influencers from houses of worship, studios, concert halls, universities, casinos, hotels and other venues, as well as music educators and music majors may apply for a General Attendee badge.

NAMM Members

The following categories qualify to be a NAMM member:

  • Retailers
  • Distributors and importers/exporters
  • Rental providers and installers
  • Repair technicians
  • Original equipment manufacturers
  • Component suppliers
  • Independent sales representatives
  • Industry service providers
  • Publishers of sheet music
  • AV Systems Integrators

General Attendees

 The following categories qualify to be a general attendee:

  • Pro audio and live sound professionals
  • Entertainment technology professionals
  • Theme park operators
  • Touring and staging professionals
  • Venue and studio representatives
  • Houses of worship representatives
  • Educators and instructors
  • Students
  • Professional in the music, sound or entertainment technology products industry

Not a NAMM Member or General Attendee? 

Artists and enthusiasts are welcome to attend the Make Music Experience on Saturday, July 20 to demo products, attend workshops, build relationships and enjoy live music.

 

Exhibits

With 1,600+ top music and sound brands present, there are plenty of exciting and innovative products to explore.

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Music

Featuring music instrument communities from fretted to school band and orchestra.

Sound

Showcasing a global collection of pro audio, live sound and recording brands.

 

Education

Experience free education sessions you won't find anywhere else. Explore topics on business development, marketing, best practices, industry secrets and so much more.

Education Schedule

Retail Training Summit

Get an edge on the competition at the premier one-day education experience for music dealers delivered in six tracks covering topics across retail.

TEC Tracks

Learn from experts in the sound, studio and stage production on the latest in in-ear monitoring, immersive audio, preservation techniques and more.

Policy Sessions

Stay up to date on laws and policies that affect your business, including CITES regulations and Prop 65, in roundtable discussions led by industry experts.

Dante

Free Dante certification training for pro audio and event technology professionals. Requires additional registration.

NAMM U Breakfast Sessions

Glean some inspiration each morning with industry thought leaders sharing big-picture strategies and ideas on a number of thought-provoking subjects.

NAMM Idea Center

Gain proven strategies for growing your business with these results-oriented, how-to tactics and tips, delivered by NAMM members, for NAMM members.

A3E

Future-focused sessions that explore how advanced audio applications are transforming the music industry, production and performance.

Events

Get business done and have some fun with a variety of entertainment including prestigious awards, performances, networking events and one of America's most musical cities.

Events Schedule

Wednesday, July 17

 

Worship Musician & Gear Talk Summer NAMM Hang

7–9 pm | Tempo Nashville

Come hang out, grab some food and coffee, and network with the house of worship community at Tempo Nashville before Summer NAMM begins.

Georgia On My Mind

7:30–10:30 pm | Ryman Auditorium

Summer NAMM kicks-off when Gretsch presents the 6th Annual Georgia On My Mind concert, hosted by The Peach Pickers.

Thursday, July 18

 

NAMM Avid Stage on the Terrace

11 am–6 pm, Music City Center Terrace

Enjoy live music on a beautiful outdoor patio set to the backdrop of Nashville, featuring local talent and up and coming stars.

NAMM Opening Night Party Featuring the 36th Annual American Eagle Awards

5:30–8:30 pm | Music City Center, Davidson Ballroom

Enjoy the annual opening night event with special performances and an award ceremony honoring influential musicians in America.

She Rocks Showcase

6:30–9:30 pm | Tin Roof Broadway

Join the Women's International Music Network for their annual showcase featuring amazing female talent at Tin Roof Broadway.

Avid Connect Live After Party At Vintage King Nashville

5–8 pm | Vintage King Nashville

Join Vintage King and the Avid team for an evening-time soiree with free food and adult beverages for attendees.

Friday, July 19

 

NAMM Avid Stage on the Terrace

11 am–6 pm | Music City Center Terrace

Enjoy live music on a beautiful outdoor patio set to the backdrop of Nashville, featuring local talent and up and coming stars.

NAMM Top 100 Dealer Awards

6–8:30 pm | Music City Center, Davidson Ballroom

Connect and learn from the best at the "Oscars" of the music products industry as NAMM honors eight categories of retail excellence.

Muriel Anderson's All Star Guitar Night

6–8 pm | 3rd and Lindsley

Come for a night of entertaining guitar performances from household names to up-and-coming artists, benefiting the Music for Life Alliance.

Saturday, July 20

 

Musician's Chapel

9–9:30 am | Music City Center, Room 202C

Join an inspiring service connecting industry professionals for a morning of worship and celebration.

NAMM Avid Stage on the Terrace

10 am–4 pm | Music City Center Terrace

Enjoy live music on a beautiful outdoor patio set to the backdrop of Nashville, featuring local talent and up and coming stars.

Guitar Circle

11 am–12 pm | Music City Center, Level 3 Lobby

Strum along in a group guitar lesson taught by the legendary Glen McCarthy, who will have you playing songs before you can say ‘EADGBE.’

Ukulele Circle

2–3 pm | Music City Center, Level 3 Lobby

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.”