Here''s a look at the activities open to the public.

Carlsbad, CA (June 20, 2012) – The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) returns to Nashville, Tenn. for its annual Summer NAMM musical instrument and products trade show July 12 – 14, 2012 with a wide variety of events scheduled day and night. Over 10,000 music industry professionals from 20+ countries are planning to attend the 3-day event at Nashville’s Convention Center. On July 14th only, the typically trade-only event opens to the public for $10 in advance and $15 after June 28th. Summer NAMM’s “Public Day” will include additional events geared towards enthusiast musicians. Here's a look at the activities open to the public. 

Wednesday, July 11
6:30 p.m. / “A Celebration of Music”/ Events on Third (in Printer’s Alley)

Two Old Hippies, Bedell Guitars, The Music Trades and NAMM present John Oates, Gary Morris, Drake White and The Little Kids Rock student band. The free party features live music, a silent auction benefitting Little Kids Rock and food. http://rocknandreeln.com/

Saturday, July 14
“PUBLIC DAY” / Nashville Convention Center
Summer NAMM opens its doors to the general public and music enthusiasts of all ages for live music, a rare look at new music-making technologies and interactive musician workshops.

9:15 a.m. – 10 a.m. Richard Gilwitz, Fingerstyle Guitarist, Foundation Lounge, Room 210
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. World’s Fastest Drummer preliminary competition / Level 1, East Lobby
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. “Haiti 10 - Faith, Love and Music” / Idea Center Booth 837, Level 1
11:00 a.m. How to Use a Work Station in a studio setting / Room 102, Level 1
10 Best Social Networking Sites for Marketing to Fans / Room 211, Level 2
Win a Digital Record Deal with Guitar Player Records / Room 214, Level 2
Sticks 'n' Skins - The Sessions / Idea Center Booth 837, Level 1
Ergo We Play performs (SchoolJam USA winners) / Foundation Lounge, Rm. 210
Ukedelics Perform / Exhibit Hall Acoustic Stage
12:00 p.m. New TC-Helicon Vocal Effects for the Acoustic Singer / Songwriter / Room 102, L1
Live Sound Basics / Room 207, Level 2
10 Ways to Make Better Sounding Recordings / Room 211, Level 2
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Ukulele Circle hands-on demo / Foundation Lounge, Room 210
1:00 p.m. So, You Want To Be a Session Player panel discussion/ Room 208, Level 2 10 Tips for Effective Pre-Production / Room 211, Level 2
1:30 p.m. Live Sound Tips & Tricks / Room 207, Level 2
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Ukedelics Perform / Foundation Lounge, Room 210
2:00 p.m. The Psychology of Producing Hit Songs / Idea Center Booth 837, L1
GigEasy Demo with Darren Kramer / Room 102, Level 1
10 Elements of a Hit Song / Room 211, Level 2
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. World’s Fastest Drummer Competition Finals / Level 1 East Lobby
3:00 p.m. Drum Circle hands-on demo / Level 3, East Lobby
10 Ways to Exploit Facebook for Success / Room 211, Level 2
Tickets for “Public Day” discounted with advance purchase: http://www.namm.org/summer/2012/publicday

For more information:
www.namm.org

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