Music industry convention gets new home in Nashville this summer
By Alex Baker
Couldn’t get enough NAMM in Anaheim this winter? Not to worry. The massive music industry convention held every January may be bigger, but the upcoming Summer NAMM is still the third largest annual convention in the music business.
This year Summer NAMM gets a new home when it moves to Nashville, TN and the Music City Center complex. Located just south of Broadway with its famous honky tonks, the Music City Center is a new facility that’s adjacent to both the Bridgestone Arena and the Country Music Hall of Fame.
While it may not match the Anaheim Convention Center where winter NAMM is held for size, at 1.2 million square feet, the Music City Center is still impressively large. Built on a 16-acre site, the center features a 350,000 square foot exhibition hall, a 57,000 square foot ballroom, and 1,800 parking spaces.
Like its larger winter counterpart, Summer NAMM will feature hundreds of exhibitions from the top names in the guitar and music industry, including the likes of Gibson, Fender, Marshall, Orange, Martin, Ibanez, and just about anyone else you can think of. Expect to see the latest products from all the big names as well as cool gear from smaller, emerging boutique companies.
The show is scheduled for July 11-13 and the 13th will be open to the public.
Winter may be coming, as they say, but it’s a long way off. In the meantime there’s Summer NAMM in Nashville to look forward to. If you’re interested in registering to attend or exhibit, or just want more information, visit namm.org.