The 2017 NAMM Show: Everything You Need to Know Before You Arrive

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The NAMM Foundation brings music students and educators together to attend the world’s largest music products trade show. This week you’ll be networking with peers and industry leaders, learning tips for success at professional development sessions, and more.

Here is everything you need to know prior to arriving at The NAMM Show:

Plan Your Show!

Download The NAMM Foundation Event Guide for a complete schedule of events. Also, if you haven’t already, download the NAMM mobile app and search for GenNext, Music Education Days, and Nonprofit events.  ‘Star’ events to add them to your calendar.

Where to Pick Up Your Badge On Site

Badges can be picked up at these locations: Arena Lobby (ACC), Grand Plaza Tent, Marriott Platinum Registration Desks, Back of Hall D (ACC), Back of Hall E (ACC). Don’t forget to bring your badge confirmation, which you received via email when you registered.

Parking Information

Plan ahead to make parking less stressful. We recommend carpooling if possible as lots will be busy. All parking below in the highlighted lots is $15 with no overnight parking. As parking lots do fill up quickly, we encourage anyone staying in the Anaheim area to take advantage of ART (Anaheim Resort Transit). Download the Badge/Parking Map. Check out the Anaheim Resort Transportation (ART) map and schedule for information on shuttle service in the area. Read more, here.

What You Should Bring With You

Bring comfortable shoes, as there are literally “miles” of exhibits; a printed copy of your emailed badge confirmation; and photo identification- this will be required at every entrance.

Due to added security measures, a Bag/Coat Check will not be available at the Anaheim Convention Center. Rolling luggage/handcarts, personal music instruments and any instrument accessories are prohibited at The NAMM Show.

What To Wear

The weather in So-Cal is typically moderate, never humid, and always PERFECT. This year is the one exception! Weather is predicted to be in the 50’s to low 60s. Dress in layers and bring a coat and you’ll be fine. Don’t forget to bring your umbrella though- it'll rain on Friday and Sunday!

Miscellaneous “Good To Know” Information

Lost and Found is at the Anaheim Convention Center Guest Services Office, which is located across from the Arena Box Office.  This office is available during show days & hours.  The Guest Services phone number is 714-765-8950. If you need to get ahold of someone after hours, the Security Office phone number is 714-765-8975.

Your GenNext, Music Education Days, or Nonprofit badge allows access to the trade show exhibits everyday during Exhibit Hours.

Exhibit Hours for The 2016 NAMM Show:

Thursday, Jan. 19        10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 20             10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 21         10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 22           10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

A positive experience and safety for all attendees is The NAMM Foundation’s highest priority. See you at the show!


Email Eric Ebel.