Summer NAMM Opens Doors to Music-Lovers For “Public Day” Saturday, July 14

The Summer NAMM Show, produced by The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), will return to Nashville, Tenn. for its annual musical instrument and products trade show that includes a PUBLIC DAY on Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Nashville Convention Center. Discounted tickets are available in advance for $10.

PUBLIC DAY presents an opportunity for professional musicians, weekend warriors and music-lovers of all ages and music-making abilities to visit one of the nation’s largest music industry shows. More than 15 workshops and master classes will be offered and attendees can choose to participate in interactive music-instrument events, such as drum & ukulele circles and hundreds of opportunities to touch and play state-of-the-art music instruments.

On Wednesday, JULY 11, a free concert will be held at 6:30 p.m. “A Celebration of Music” will be held at Events on Third and will be presented by Two Old Hippies, Bedell Guitars, The Music Trades and NAMM. The show will include performances by John Oates, Gary Morris, Drake White and The Little Kids Rock student band. The party will also feature live music, food and a silent auction.

PUBLIC DAY events include:
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
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

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