NAMM Show Hits Nashville Next Week

The 2010 Summer NAMM show is kicking off next week at the Nashville Convention Center, June 18-20. The convention will provide a first look at all the latest musical instruments and state-of-the-art technologies featuring everything from guitar and bass, amplifiers and drums, to pianos and synthesizers, band & orchestra, studio recording equipment, live staging and lighting, DJ gear and all the latest in computer software. Summer NAMM plays host to exhibitors from all over the globe.

NAMM will unite over 400 exhibitors featuring member manufacturers, retailers and distributors under one roof. Meet some of the most innovative people in the business unveiling hundreds of new products before they hit stores. Watch intimate artist performances and listen in on product demonstrations from professional clinicians. Learn more about all the issues that affect the state-of-the-industry by attending conference panels, educational sessions, Q&A’s and keynote speeches.

NAMM is working with Next Big Nashville, American Songwriter magazine, the Nashville Musicians Association and Musicares on a program called “The BIG Gear Giveback” where NAMM vendors, gear companies and compassionate musicians will have the opportunity to donate gear to working musicians who lost the tools of their livelihood during the Nashville Flood. The association will be celebrating this effort with a special concert event at Hard Rock Cafe in Nashville on Friday, June 18.

Additionally, for the first time NAMM has announced they will open the show floor to students, parents, music advocates and enthusiasts on Sunday, June 20, for “Wanna Play Music Sunday.” That afternoon, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee will trade his talk-show host microphone for a bass guitar as he takes the stage along with a host of top country music stars including Aaron Tippin, Louise Mandrell and John Anderson all performing in the Wanna Play Celebrity Jam to close the 2010 Summer NAMM.

Register online for Summer NAMM here.

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