It’s almost time for the once-a-year opportunity for everyone who can’t wait to get their hands (and ears) on the latest musical instruments, tech gear and accessories. The 2018 Summer NAMM Show will be in town and has a special day on the program just for you.
On Saturday, June 30, Summer NAMM hosted the ‘Make Music Experience’ at Nashville’s Music City Center. It was all-day, all-access pass for the prosumer audience to trial the latest music and pro audio gear from top manufacturers.
Consumers participated in career-enhancing educational sessions, demo products and enjoy fun, interactive events and performances. Everyone also enjoyed live music with Lillie Mae, MONA and the Delta Saints on the outdoor stage.
‘Open Mic’ at Martin Guitar booth
Summer NAMM and the Martin Guitar and Strings hosted a ‘Open Mic’ event. Attendees were able to sign-up to perform a song during the Martin Open Mic at the convention center and everyone who played receive a Martin T-shirt, a set of Martin strings, and was entered to win a Martin Guitar.
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During the ‘Make Music Experience,’ you could also attend a variety networking events, receptions and educational events. Topics include Songwriting, Recording, Marketing and PR, Licensing, Live Sound, House of Worship and Software Development.
NAMM is the National Association of Music Merchants. More info at the NAMM Make Music Experience website.
Preshias Harris is a music journalist and music career development consultant with the emphasis on new and aspiring artists and songwriters. Her book, ‘The College of Songology 101: The Singer/Songwriter’s Need to Know Reference Handbook’ is available at www.collegeofsongology.com Follow her blog at www.nashvillemusicline.com