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The NAMM Show Media Alert: Big Names – Big Releases


Thousands of Music, Sound/Pro Audio, Entertainment Technology and Education Sector Releases

Joni Mitchell, Sarah McLachlan, Gloria Gaynor, Michael W. Smith, Fred Armisen, John Waite and More to Appear


Thousands of Music, Sound/Pro Audio, Entertainment Technology and Education Sector Releases

Joni Mitchell, Sarah McLachlan, Gloria Gaynor, Michael W. Smith, Fred Armisen, John Waite and More to Appear

Wednesday, 1/15, 3-5PM

OFFICIAL NAMM Media Preview Day – Presented by The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM): Live demos, one-on-one interviews with top brands including C.F. Martin & Co., Fender, Roland/Boss, boutique builders, Yamaha and more. Get a jump start on coverage and a media credential before opening day.


Thursday, January 16-Sunday, January 19

*THE NAMM SHOW – More than 7,000 brands; news from manufacturers within the music

instrument and products, pro audio, lighting and design, and entertainment technology industries;

business leaders, leading hitmakers and artists, celebrities and tastemakers, and media from around

the world. *Not open to the public.


Thursday-Saturday, January 16-18

NAMM Yamaha Grand Plaza Stage Performances –

(Thurs., 1/16) – The NAMM Foundation Celebration for Music Education featuring Sarah McLachlan; (Fri., 1/17) – NAMM Yamaha All-Star Concert on the Grand 2020 featuring a multi-artist, multimedia spectacular; (Sat., 1/18) – “Tower of Power 50th Anniversary Concert.” Concerts begin at 6PM and are scheduled for credentialed attendees. Full list of performances are here:


Thursday, January 17, also Presented by Yamaha

Yamaha Presents NAMM Night of Worship Honoring Michael W. Smith – Multi-Platinum recording artist Michael W. Smith celebrating 35 years in the contemporary Christian music scene. Show begins at 7PM at the Hilton Pacific Ballroom, Level 2.


Thursday-Sunday, January 16-19

Insights, Ideas and Strategies for the Next Decade  –  Nearly 400 workshops, panels and professional development opportunities, including: producer Finneas O’Connell, social influencer Elise Trouw; Jack Douglas on  the Latest Beatles’ Studio Reunion, interviewed by Public Enemy’s bassist Brian Hardgroove; Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick in Pensado’s Place Live; Making Virtual Instruments Sound Real,” with award-winning producer  Robert Venable; “The Future Musician: Inside the Art of Generation Z” and more.


Friday, January 17

The Parnelli Awards – The Industry’s Highest Honor for Live Event Professionals – Hosted by John Waite, beginning at 6PM.


The She Rocks Awards – The WiMN honors women for their contributions and leadership within the music industry, including Gloria Gaynor (“I Will Survive”), Linda Perry, Lzzy Hale, Suzie Quatro, and other industry luminaries. House of Blues beginning at 7:30PM.


Friday, Saturday, January 17-18

Roomful of Pianos – In a room filled with over 100 pianos, 30 players come together to perform Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 (1/17) and Bohemian Rhapsody (1/18), all at the same time! Performances begin at 5:30PM ACC, Level 3, Lounge 88.


Saturday, January 18

35th Annual NAMM TEC Awards  – Celebrating the best in professional sound and audio production and hosted by comedian, actor, musician Fred Armisen. The Les Paul Innovation Award will go to influential recording artist Joni Mitchell. Grammy-winning engineer Dave Pensado and industry veteran Herb Trawick will be inducted into the NAMM TEC Hall of Fame.


All events take place at Anaheim Convention Center and surrounding hotels, unless otherwise stated; Address: Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92802


Media Preview Day (January 15 only) – Complimentary parking in The Anaheim Convention Center’s ACC North building (enter off West Katella Avenue).


Parking on Show Days (January 16-19) – Park at Angel Stadium, 2000 E. Gene Autry Way ($14 per day, CASH ONLY) or Garden Walk, 400 West Disney Way, across the street from NAMM ($16 per day), and utilize complimentary shuttles. No overnight parking.


Media map here:


Deadline & TV crews contact or text 818-399-2464.


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About Joseph Timmons (8830 Articles)
I am the Father of 5 and a "Would Be Philosopher of Idiocy" - Author and Writer for several Blogs and Online Magazine. Review Journalist, Musician and Audio Buff. Follow Me and I'm Sure to Entertain.

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