How to have your best experience at The NAMM Show

by Philip Garcia

Music creators, we made it to 2022! The NAMM Show is finally back in the flesh! It’s literally the biggest music trade show event of the yearheld at the Anaheim Convention Center June 3-5. Register below.

What’s to love about NAMM?

  • The nation’s top education sessions
  • Surprise artist performances
  • New innovative music and pro audio gear to check out!

Here are my top 5 tips on how to have your best NAMM Show experience.

Connect with people

Bring your business cards, a gleaming smile and lots of energy.  Ask your friends to introduce you to their friends, and repeat. We’re all artists: creative and technical. This is our community. Make friends for life, have lunch together and share stories. This will bring value to your relationships. Check out the events.

Take a workshop

Want to improve your artistry, strengthen your brand awareness, sharpen your business skills or get better at social media? NAMM has the ultimate atmosphere for this. Bring your notebook, pens, and a bag to carry some cool swag. Check out the sessions.

Test drive new gear

Bring your cameras for this one. What if you could visit the biggest music store in the world and test drive all the new and crazy toys? Dreams do come true in California. The top music instrument and pro audio companies all over the world will show off their new innovative gear. Guitars, keyboards, percussion, orchestral, world, to pro audio, accessories and more.  Check out the exhibitor directory.

Experience the best LIVE music

Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and your dancing shoes. I can’t think of a better place to experience LIVE sound and music. There’s a schedule of world class performing acts and BONUS: there’s also a potluck of celebrities who always show up. So be prepared, you never know who you’ll run into. The show provides incredible sound/video technology along with a fantastic A/V crew.

Watch the Awards

Get inspired. We’ve been waiting all year for this one. Get ready for some high energy. The TEC Awards recognizes the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live shows, TV/Film, video games and multi-media. Here’s a few name drops: Joni Mitchell, Dave Pensado Learn more.

Who’s hungry?

Bring your appetite and some extra cash. No show would be complete without gourmet grub for musicians. The food department always delivers! NAMM brings the best food trucks to the show.

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