There will be a series of events focused on celebrating this cornerstone instrument and discussing where innovations will go next.
An expanded exhibit area and central lounge will facilitate idea sharing and exchange.
SBO products will be displayed in a dedicated area on the show floor to help boost your back-to-school sales.
The educational event of the show starts a day before Summer NAMM, as experts deep-dive across six subjects critical to music retail success. Reward your team and improve your bottom line.
Each morning of the show, Breakfast Sessions will present big ideas about the future of the industry with topics such as “Retail Innovators,” “How to Become a Digital Powerhouse: Seven Steps to Online Transformation,” and the perennial favorite, “Best in Show.”
New regulations such as CITES and Prop 65 are continuing to shape how our industry operates. Through a series of targeted roundtable discussions, attendees will be informed by a series of experts that help answer your toughest questions and guide decision making.
TEC Tracks will reveal the future of pro audio for sound, studio and stage pros. On Saturday, A3E (Advanced Audio + Applications Exchange) will present the game-changing ideas that are driving the evolution of new technologies in our industry. Plus, famed Pensado’s Place co-hosts Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick, will bring the “Pro Audio Party” with their popular web show format to Summer NAMM and back by popular demand, Audinate will host Level 2 certification of Dante protocol.
Thursday, June 28 – 5:30–8 pm
Kick off Summer NAMM with free drinks, appetizers, live music and great friends as the National Music Council honors jazz legends Chick Corea and The Manhattan Transfer. VIP tickets are also available to maximize your experience.
Friday, June 29 – 6–9 pm
Enjoy a star-studded evening, live music, great food and best practices from some of the world’s best music retailers. New this year, Nashville radio host Kelly Ford, who claims bourbon is her spirit animal, will host this special evening.
June 28-30, 11 am–5 pm
Live music will be on tap throughout Summer NAMM on the re-vamped Terrace Stage. This outdoor area embodies the laid-back vibe of Nashville, and is adjacent to the Music City Center’s new mini-market and upgraded lobby. Headliners will thrill fans each day.
Throughout the show, the NAMM Member Center will host a variety of events including NAMM Chair Robin Walenta leading a S.W.I.M. (Smart Women In Music) fund update NAMM YP meetings, policy discussions and special receptions.