2020 Summer NAMM Show Cancelled
In another blow to the music industry, NAMM has announced that the 2020 Summer NAMM Show will not be taking place. The annual trade show was scheduled for July 9th through the 11th in Nashville, Tennessee.
“After speaking with so many of you and closely following the latest news regarding the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Summer NAMM,” NAMM Chair C.F. Martin and President/CEO Joe Lamond wrote in a statement. “However, the current circumstances make it impossible to hold the show or to undertake the many months of careful planning and preparation that are required to create a secure and organized event.”
Martin and Lamond went on to say that the NAMM organization will continue to connect the community and work for musicians. They’re guiding NAMM members to financial relief provided through the CARES Act as well as sourcing and sharing strategies for the current situation.
“As difficult as these days are, we gain strength and inspiration from the generations of NAMM members who came before us, overcoming every obstacle in their way,” they conclude. “And in that spirit, we can just imagine the heartfelt celebrations that will occur when we are all together again in Anaheim next January. In the meantime, please stay safe and connected to each other; with perseverance, vision and passion, we will succeed.”
The 2021 Winter NAMM Show is scheduled for January 21st through the 24th. It is the world’s largest music trade show and serves as a launching point for new products.