Planning your Summer NAMM schedule? Attend NAMM Foundation events while in Nashville; all events are designed to be fun and interactive, so bring your energy and questions. See you there!
About Summer NAMM
Music City Center
July 18-20, 2019
Use the hashtag #SummerNAMM to join the conversation.
**Stay tuned for additional events as well as event details.
Thursday, July 18
NAMM Opening Night Party featuring the 36th Annual American Eagle Awards
Music City Center
Enjoy the annual opening night event with special performances and an award ceremony honoring George Clinton and Vince Guaraldi, with special guests John Rich and George Winston. Presented by the National Music Council. Purchase tickets here.
Friday, July 19
The NAMM Foundation-College Music Society Music Industry Leadership Forum
Music City Center, 201 AB
Moderator: Mark Despotakis, Director of Market Development, Progressive Music.
College music faculty and music industry leaders convene for a panel discussion on creating a public-private partnership between the GenNext program at The NAMM Show and colleges and universities. The goal is to pave the way for a smooth college-to-career transition for future music industry leaders. Panelists include: Nicole Finch, Event Manager at Tennessee Performing Arts Center; Natalie Morrison, Public Relations Strategist at D'Addario & Company, Inc.; Kate Huggins, Director of Development at Transience Coaching Collaborative; and John Mlynczak, Managing Director Noteflight, a Hal Leonard Company.
SupportMusic Coalition on Coalitions for Music Education Advocacy Forum
Music City Center, Level 2, 201AB
The SupportMusic Coalition on Coalitions convenes NAMM members working to advocate for music education at the state and local level. In an informal work-group setting, the forum will feature education policy updates, peer-to-peer sharing of best practices and state team reports. Join with NAMM members and music education colleagues working on state and local advocacy efforts for music and arts education. All are welcome. Lunch is provided. Presented by The NAMM Foundation. RSVP here.
Saturday, July 20
11 am-12 pm
Music City Center, Level 3 Lobby
Strum along in a group guitar lesson taught by the legendary Glen McCarthy, who will have you playing songs before you can say ‘EADGBE.’ Instruments supplied; no experience required. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in collaboration with the Guitar and Accessories Marketing Association (GAMA) and Fender Play.
2-3 pm Music City Center, Level 3 Lobby
Facilitator: Ukulenny, KALA Brand Music Co.
Join YouTube sensation, “Ukulenny” for a free group ukulele lesson. Learn the basics, add some new tunes to your repertoire and have a ton of fun. Instruments supplied; no experience required. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in collaboration with KALA Brand Music Co.