The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is staging Summer NAMM in Nashville July 21-23, and on Saturday, July 23, the general public will have access to the anticipated annual trade show. Held at the Nashville Convention Center, Summer NAMM will offer previews of music gear designed by the industry’s top manufacturers and up-and-comers and will be spiked with appearances by BMI songwriters including Latin Grammy nominee and NY Yankees All-Star Bernie Williams, piano-pop authority Ben Folds and producer Nathan Chapman, who helms the boards for Taylor Swift.
A special screening of film The Wrecking Crew, featuring the legendary 60s coterie of musicians of the same name, will also be offered on Saturday. Workshops and other educational opportunities line the stacked schedule as well, from home studio how-to’s to a look at the evolution of the acoustic guitar.
Tickets for the Saturday, July 23 finale of Summer NAMM are $20.