Details Emerging for Summer NAMM 2018

Summer NAMM will return to Nashville, TN’s Music City Center from June 28-30, 2018. This year, Summer NAMM will be bringing back signature events and will also be introducing some new additions designed professional development and success.

More than 1,600 brands will be present, displaying the latest products including mid-year releases that are making their debuts at Summer NAMM. Hall C will also be expanded to include more pro audio exhibitors and gear.

More than 14,000 registrants from more than 38 countries attend Summer NAMM, including 90 per cent of the Top 100 Dealers list. NAMM offers many networking events throughout the show and this year, expanded lobby areas and a new food and beverage station in front of Hall D will make the show more comfortable and conducive to grab a drink and connect.

Retail Boot Camp, NAMM’s flagship intensive retail training program will be transforming into the Retail Training Summit, offering six tracks instead of two, covering a comprehensive set of subjects led by industry experts.

The Advanced Audio Applications Exchange (A3E) will return with the Future of Audio Summit. Attendees can meet the pioneers in music, technology, computer science, and manufacturing.

The Idea Center and TEC Tracks sessions will return to the show floor, offering easily digestible industry tips, tricks, and how-tos every half hour delivered from industry peers. There will also be the NAMM U Breakfast Sessions to provide big ideas and big picture strategies, led by industry luminaries.

Popular events will be returning like the NAMM Opening Night Party coupled with the star-studded American Eagle Awards honouring music legends; the Top 100 Dealer Awards honouring the industry’s standout retailers; and the all-new Music Making Experience, happening on Saturday of the show. This day will be open to industry professionals in the Nashville and surrounding areas, and will feature access to the show floor, live entertainment, food, interactive experiences, partner events, and more.

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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