2020 Summer NAMM Show Canceled Due to COVID-19

NAMM has canceled the 2020 Summer NAMM Show, originally scheduled for July 9-11 in Nashville, Tennessee, due to concerns over the coronavirus.

In a letter co-signed by NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond and NAMM Chair C.F. Martin, the association announced the news and noted that NAMM's website will act as a virtual gathering spot where it will continue to host webinars and provide resources for its members.

"In spite of not being able to be together in Nashville, we will continue to connect our community to help everyone move forward," Lamond and Martin wrote in the company's announcement. "Our focus remains on guiding our members to the financial relief that so many badly need through the CARES Act. In addition, the NAMM team has been sourcing and sharing the most creative strategies that are working in music retail and online music learning, vital tools to survive these unprecedented economic times. The NAMM website is your trusted and reliable place to get the latest news; please utilize this resource as our virtual gathering spot for the time being.

"As difficult as these days are, we gain strength and inspiration from the generations of NAMM members who came before us, overcoming every obstacle in their way," they continued. "And in that spirit, we can just imagine the heartfelt celebrations that will occur when we are all together again in Anaheim next January. In the meantime, please stay safe and connected to each other; with perseverance, vision and passion, we will succeed."

For more information, NAMM has added a Summer NAMM FAQ page to its website.