NAMM opens its doors to musicians, songwriters and recording professionals on Music Industry Day, Saturday 11 from 10AM-4PM at the Music City Center (201 5th Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37203). Music Industry Day offers a once-a-year opportunity to demo new music, gear, instruments and products, attend workshops, enjoy live performances, and network with industry leaders. It’s the only day musicians who aren’t members can attend the conference, so if you’re interested in what NAMM has to offer, the eleventh’s your day.
You can get tickets for $10 in advance, $20 at the door, both of which also get you into the 32nd Annual American Eagle Awards at noon with performances by Rosanne Cash, Charley Pride, Jim Lauderdale, Jack Ingram and The Oak Ridge Boys. There will be live music throughout the event, including acoustic performances by Dustin Lynch, Louisa Wendorff, Tony Lucca, and Sabrina Lentini. In the afternoon, attendees are welcome to join Kala and REMO-sponsored ukulele and drum circles in the lobby. Full performance, workshop and event info can be found online.
You can find the full schedule of Music Industry Day speakers, events, panels and workshops here.