The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) has announced that The NAMM Show will reconvene in Anaheim, California at the Anaheim Convention Center on June 3-5, 2022.
Previously scheduled for January 20-23, the new dates will offer global industry leaders, buyers, sellers, music educators, artists, media, and music makers the opportunity to reconnect and renew their businesses while taking greater advantage of reimagined indoor and outdoor events, activations, professional development sessions, an expanded digital reach, and more at the crossroads of business opportunity.
The news of the show’s return and the change in dates addresses ongoing concerns about pandemic activity, new product development and launches, available in-store inventory, and current travel restrictions. The announcement has been met with support and enthusiasm from business leaders across the industry.
The largest NAMM Show in the history of the organisation took place in January 2020, when the show welcomed 115,888 members and industry professionals and more than 7,000 brands. The show also hosted 350 professional development sessions, numerous live events, networking opportunities and concerts each evening on the Grand Plaza, as presented by Yamaha.
With the move of The 2022 NAMM Show to June, the organisation has decided not to hold Summer NAMM in Nashville, Tennessee, for the 2022 year, effectively combining the two shows.