Summer NAMM In Nashville This Weekend

NAMMSummer NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants), one of the largest music instruments and products trade shows in the country, runs through Saturday (July 13) at Nashville’s Music City Center. On display will be the newest instruments and state-of-the-art technologies.

Since opening earlier this week, the event has offered the Grand Opening Party, which was a “Nashville Tribute to Jimi Hendrix,” and an “Industry Icons Panel,” moderated by Vince Gill and Two Old Hippies’ Tom Bedell.

Today (July 12), NAMM will present the third annual awards show, “The Top 100 Dealer Awards,” hosted by Steve Wariner.

NAMM’s consumer “Music Industry Day” is set for tomorrow (July 13). One day a year, NAMM opens its doors to musicians and pro-light, sound and staging professionals in Music City. Attendees can meet the artists and engineers designing the equipment of the future, network with others in the music industry and learn from workshop discussions. The event runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the cost is $20 at the door. On the agenda is “So, You Want to Be a Session Player?” led by Dave Pomeroy, and “Top Nashville Songwriters Share Tips for Success,” moderated by Laura B. Whitmore, with guests John Ozier (ole), Dean Berner (Edens Edge), and hit songwriters Liz Hengber and Marty Dodson.

Details at NAMM.org.

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