NAMM Foundation Events at 2019 Summer NAMM

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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
Nashville, Tennessee
July 18-20, 2019

Use the hashtag #SummerNAMM to join the conversation.

Event Schedule

**Stay tuned for additional events as well as event details.

Thursday, July 18

American Eagle Awards At Summer NAMM

NAMM Opening Night Party featuring the 36th Annual American Eagle Awards

5:30-8 pm
Music City Center
Davidson Ballroom

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

Summer NAMM

The NAMM Foundation-College Music Society Music Industry Leadership Forum

9-11 am
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

12-1:30 pm
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

Guitar Circle

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.

Ukulele Circle

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.