Summer NAMM In Nashville

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) will host Summer NAMM in Nashville July 12–14, 2012. The musical instrument and products trade show will be at the Nashville Convention Center exhibiting the newest instruments, state-of-the-art music-making technologies, DJ gear, instrument demos, lighting and sound equipment.

Sat., July 14 is Public Day, when Summer NAMM opens its doors to the general public and music enthusiasts of all ages. Admission is $15, available here.

In addition to many professional workshops, highlights also include:

Wed., July 11—A Celebration of Music at Events on Third, a venue on Printer’s Alley. Set to perform are John Oates, Gary Morris, Drake White and The Little Kids Rock student band. The free party is sponsored by Two Old Hippies, Bedell Guitars, The Music Trades and NAMM.

Thurs., July 12—NAMM Retail Summit at 8 a.m. NAMM Pres./CEO Joe Lamond and Amro Music Stores Chairman/author Chip Averwater offer an in-depth discussion of retail success.
The Best of Nashville Music Event, 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., features The Duffy Jackson Big Band, Three Ring Circle, 18 South, The Charles Walker Quartet and more. Presented by the Nashville Musicians Association and NAMM.

Fri., July 13—Joe Lamond discussion with Bill Ivey, founding director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy at Vanderbilt, 10-11:00 a.m.

Over 10,000 music industry professionals from 20+ countries are planning to attend the three-day event. Details at www.namm.org/summer/2012.

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