If you’ve been waiting for the next National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show, you’re going to have to wait a little longer. The NAMM Show originally scheduled to begin on January 20, 2022 has been pushed to June 3 in Anaheim, CA at the Anaheim Convention Center. This also means that Summer NAMM in Nashville, TN has been cancelled and will be combined with the Anaheim show.
The rescheduling is due to health and safety concerns, though NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond thinks the now-June show will “have the kind of impact of a Beatles moment or the introduction of MIDI.”
“The industry has not stopped evolving and innovating during the pandemic, and The NAMM Show is evolving, as well. As the health and safety of our members remains top of mind, and after carefully listening to companies here in the U.S. and around the world, the new dates will help members maximize their opportunities and accelerate what has arguably been a transformative time both in new products and in how they come to market,” said Lamond.
“I imagine this gathering will have the kind of impact of a Beatles moment or the introduction of MIDI—definitely one you will not want to miss.”
NAMM will also hold a January 21 livestream called Believe in Music, a repeat of the 2021 event of the same name. In total, 2021’s Believe in Music week brought together 93,226 attendees from 187 countries online, and raised over $500,000 in charitable donations.
Learn more about NAMM 2022 and the Believe In Music event here.