It probably comes as no surprise, but it still sucks.

NAMM Chair C.F. Martin and President/CEO Joe Lamond recently issued a statement regarding the upcoming 2020 Summer NAMM show and the COVID-19 pandemic the world is currently facing. Under these extreme and strange circumstances, the NAMM team has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Summer NAMM show.

“We sincerely recognize the importance of this annual mid-year gathering for our industry. 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.”

NAMM Chair C.F. Martin and President/CEO Joe Lamond

Although this unfortunate statement hurts to read, the NAMM team have stated that that they will continue to focus on the financial relief aspects of the community with the CARES Act, and will be sourcing and sharing creative strategies for operating within the music industry in such uncertain times.

You can read the full statement here. Stay home and stay safe everyone — we’ll get through this together.

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Senior Editor at Gear Gods living in LA. Just trying to figure this whole music thing out, really.