The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) has announced that the 2018 NAMM Show, scheduled for January 25-28, 2018 in Anaheim, California, will be the largest in the show’s history.
The NAMM Show annually gathers over 100,000 attendees from 139 countries and regions. As a result, it’s where many companies make their biggest new product announcements of the year.
Key changes for the electronic music gear category are a new area for keyboards & synths and a new building, dedicated to pro audio technology.
The event will feature new event technology and pro audio areas; and ‘product communities’ for stringed instruments, school band and orchestra, fretted instruments (acoustic and electric), percussion, keys (pianos, keyboards and synthesizers), pro audio and sound, stage and lighting and more.
A map of The 2018 NAMM Show can be found at the NAMM site.
Note: NAMM organizers also have openings for 140 bands to play the event. NAMM provides all performers with badges to attend the show for free, but otherwise it’s an unpaid gig. See the NAMM site for details.