Summer NAMM, coming at you this July from Nashville TN, doesn’t end when the sun goes down. Productive days filled with previewing hot new music products for fall and the holidays, educational events and meetings with industry leaders in the brand new Music City Center lead straight into evenings of camaraderie set to music. NAMM’s created a full schedule of networking events that will entertain, inspire and pay tribute to NAMM members. Following the NAMM at Night happenings, there’s plenty of time left to check out the local Nashville music scene.
Wednesday, July 10
The Grand Opening Party, featuring a “Nashville Tribute to Jimi Hendrix” with the Billy Cox Band of Gypsys Experience and guests, as well as a special appearance by Janie Hendrix
Get an insider’s look at Jimi Hendrix’s Nashville connection from his Army buddy and longtime bassist Billy Cox, who will perform with his group, The Band of Gypsys Experience. The show will weave together stories of Jimi’s days in Music City with live performances of some of his famous and not-so-famous songs. Janie Hendrix will also stop by to share recollections about her brother’s time in Nashville. Food and beverage provided.
The event is set for 5:30pm to 7:30pm in the Davidson Ballroom.
Thursday, July 11
Insight: Hard-Earned Wisdom from Industry Icons, moderated by country music legend Vince Gill and Two Old Hippies’ Tom Bedell
For the first time ever, NAMM has assembled a group of the music products industry’s most interesting—and sometimes outspoken—business leaders and invited them to share a message with dealers that’s designed to help further their success. This is hard-earned advice that no dealer will want to miss. Live music, food and beverage provided.
Doors open 6pm; event begins 6:30pm; concert is 7:30pm to 8:30pm in the Davidson Ballroom.
Friday, July 12
The 2013 NAMM Top 100 Dealer Awards, honoring the industry’s most proactive and innovative music retailers
At the third-annual Top 100 Dealer Awards, NAMM pays tribute to the music products industry’s best and brightest, most proactive retailers who think outside the box. In addition to honoring the Top 100, NAMM will also announce the winners in the seven “Best of” categories and the 2013 Dealer of the Year. Food and beverage provided.
Doors open 6pm; event is from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in the Davidson Ballroom.