Registration and housing is now open for Summer NAMM 2016, which will be held June 23-25 at Nashville’s Music City Center.
“Many members tell us that Summer NAMM is important to them as they plan their inventory ahead of the busy fall and holiday selling seasons,” says Joe Lamond, president and CEO of NAMM. “The industry is in a prime position for growth and opportunity and we are committed to providing this affordable mid-year gathering to further the prosperity of our community music store members and the exhibitors who support their success.”
Summer NAMM provides a platform for emerging and established brands to create impressions as buyers plan for the second half of the year. Returning exhibitors include; Yamaha, Peavey Electronics, Roland Corporation, C.F. Martin & Company, Alesis, Taylor Guitars, Casio, Sabian, ESP Guitars, Hal Leonard Corporation, Floyd Rose, Zildjian, and many more.
NAMM welcomes back to the show for the first time in several years a long list of brands including; Fender Musical Instrument Corporation, American Music & Sound, Ernie Ball, Davitt & Hanser Music Co, Vestax, Heritage Guitars, Pearl Drums and Dunlop Manufacturing, Inc.
This year, dozens of music retailer-focused NAMM U offerings will be available to attendees, including Wednesday’s Retail Boot Camp, NAMM U Breakfast Sessions each morning, and NAMM Idea Center sessions, delivering peer-to-peer ideas for maximizing retail business opportunities throughout the show. New to 2016, Retail Boot Camp will feature two tracks; one devoted to music retail sales and marketing and the other centered on music retail financial management. Adjacent to the NAMM Idea Center, TEC Tracks will offer a spectrum of educational sessions on recording and live sound production, including A3E’s “The Future of Audio Summit” on Saturday.
Nashville nightlife kicks off with evening entertainment and networking opportunities. The Friday night, June 24, will feature the sixth annual Top 100 Dealer Awards. On Saturday June 25, NAMM will host Music Industry Day, which offers professionals from the industry a chance to attend 2016 Summer NAMM to discover new products, attend educational workshops, see live music, and network to form new business relationships.
Registration and hotel bookings for Summer NAMM are now open, with exhibit space still available. For more information on attending the show and event details, visit www.namm.org/summer/2016.