From left, host Cody Alan and A&G Central Music's Robert Christie and Josh Zapor accept the "Music Music Makes a Difference" award at Summer NAMM in 2017.

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NAMM Announces Top 100 Dealers

NAMM has announced the list of MI retailers to be honored at the organization's Top 100 Dealer Awards at the Summer NAMM Show on Friday, June 29. Now in its eighth year and held during the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, Tennessee, the annual awards honor retailers who demonstrate exceptional commitment to their stores, neighborhoods and customers, and share in a vision of creating a more musical world through their local communities.

"While there are thousands of great NAMM member retail stores out there, a theme that emerges with this year's Top 100 is an unwavering commitment to helping people of all ages begin their musical journey and then keep them actively engaged in music making for the long haul," said Joe Lamond, NAMM president and CEO. "We look forward to an exciting evening in Nashville to honor and celebrate the Top 100 Dealers as well as pay tribute to all music retailers who sit in the heart of their communities, inspiring and creating more music makers through their efforts."

Each submission was evaluated for effectiveness in marketing, customer engagement and innovation in retail by a panel of independent judges. The panel also made a selection for several "Best of" category winners, including "Best Store Turnaround;" "Best Customer Service;" "Best Store Design;" "Best Marketing and Sales Promotion;" "Best Online Engagement;" "Best Emerging Dealer/Rookie of the Year;" the "Music Makes a Difference;" award and the "Dealer of the Year" award. By entering, retailers are automatically considered for the "Best Of" categories as well as for "Dealer of the Year."

The Top 100 honorees are:

A & G Central Music Madison Heights MI
All County Music Tamarac FL
Amro Music Memphis TN
Andertons Music Co. Surrey U.K.
Andy's Music Inc Mobile AL
Antonio Violins Cincinnati OH
Arthur's Music Store Inc Indianapolis IN
Backstage Music Starkville MS
Beacock Music Co., Inc. Vancouver WA
Bernhardt House of Violins Greenville SC
Bertrand's Music San Diego CA
Big Music Sydney Australia
Bill Harris Music Provo UT
Bill's Music House Inc Baltimore MD
Bluedog Guitars North Vancouver Canada
Blues Angel Music Pensacola FL
Brass Bell Music, Inc. Glendale WI
Brighton Music Center New Brighton PA
Buddy Roger's Music Cincinnati OH
C.A. House Music St. Clairsville OH
Carter Vintage Guitars Nashville TN
Casino Guitars Southern Pines NC
Cassell's Music San Fernando CA
Chicago Music Exchange Chicago IL
Contemporary Music Center Haymarket VA
Cosmo Music Richmond Hill Canada
Cream City Music Brookfield WI
Creative Music & Arts, LLC Monroe CT
Day Violins Chantilly VA
Drum & Strum Music Center Warrenton VA
Drum Center of Portsmouth North Hampton NH
EatMyBeats Tuscaloosa AL
Farley's House Of Pianos Madison WI
Five Star Guitars Beaverton OR
GarageBand Music Utica MI
Guitar Wishes, LLC Lincolnton NC
Guitars Etc Athens TX
Haworth Guitars Albion Park Rail Australia
Heid Music Appleton WI
Hollywood Piano Burbank CA
Instrumental Music Center Tucson AZ
Ish Guitars Syracuse NY
Island Music Company La Plata MD
Larry's Music Center Wooster OH
Living Pianos Santa Ana CA
Lowe Vintage Instrument Company Burlington NC
Matt's Music Weymouth MA
Maxwell's House of Music Jeffersonville IN
Merriam Music Oakville Canada
Middle C Music Washington DC
Midwood Guitar Studio Charlotte NC
Mike Risko Music Ossining NY
Mississippi Music, Inc. Hattiesburg MS
Mom's Music Inc Louisville KY
Moore Music Evansville IN
Music Authority Cumming GA
Music Go Round Minneapolis MN
Music Land Bel Air MD
Music Man West Palm Beach FL
Music on the Hill Washington DC
Music Royale Powell OH
Music Villa Bozeman MT
Musical Innovations Greenville SC
N Tune Music & Sound Inc. Odessa TX
Northland Music Center LLC Rhinelander WI
Ottawa Pianos Ottawa Canada
Owensboro Music Center Owensboro KY
Paige's Music Indianapolis IN
Pecknel Music Company Greenville SC
Pellegrino Music Center Canton OH
Plum Grove Music Lowell IN
Progressive Music Mckeesport PA
Red Dragon Guitars Sparta NC
Rice Music House Columbia SC
Righteous Guitars, LLC Roswell GA
Romeo Music Dallas TX
Royalton Music Center North Royalton OH
San Diego Music Studio San Marcos CA
Shoreline Music Durango CO
Shuffield Music Company Arkadelphia AR
Silly Strings Guitar Shop Petaluma CA
Sims Music Columbia SC
Spicer's Music Auburn AL
Springfield Music Springfield MO
Sum Music LLC Chicago IL
Summerhays Music Murray UT
Symphony Supply Paducah KY
Ted Brown Music Tacoma WA
The Acoustic Shoppe Springfield MO
The Candyman Strings & Things Santa Fe NM
The Music Room Palatine IL
Third Rock Music Center Cincinnati OH
Tim's Music Carmichael CA
Tobias Music Downers Grove IL
Ukulele Station America Oregon IL
Uncle Ike's Music Dubuque IA
Wentworth Music Kelowna Canada
West Music Coralville IA
Willis Music Company Florence KY
Zeswitz Music Reading PA

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