There will be no NAMM Show in Nashville, in 2022 at least, as Anaheim is chosen for the consolidated event.
The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is delaying its winter show to June, when the music trade show will be held in-person at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.
The show, where exhibitors showcase the latest in music gear and technology, was originally scheduled for Jan. 20-23 of next year. But according to a press release, concerns over the pandemic, new product development, available in-store inventory and travel restrictions led organizers to move the show to June 3-5. The new event, called The NAMM Show, will combine its winter and summer conferences, the latter usually held in Nashville.
"The industry has not stopped evolving and innovating during the pandemic, and The NAMM Show is evolving as well," NAMM president/CEO Joe Lamond said. "As the health and safety of our members remains top of mind, and after carefully listening to companies here in the U.S. and around the world, the new dates will help members maximize their opportunities and accelerate what has arguably been a transformative time both in new products and in how they come to market."