Summer NAMM cancelled

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  1. warrent

    warrent Friend of Leo's

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    NAMM has announced the cancellation of this year's Summer NAMM show, due to be held in Nashville, Tennessee from 9-11th July. All exhibitors will receive a full refund.

    In a joint email to NAMM members from Chris Martin (NAMM Chair) and President and CEO Joe Lamond, the Association says:

    'After speaking with so many of you and closely following the latest news regarding the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Summer NAMM, scheduled for July 9–11 in Nashville. 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.
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    In spite of not being able to be together in Nashville, we will continue to connect our community to help everyone move forward. 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. 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.'
     
  2. guitarist232345

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    Nooooo so whats happening with the juicy announcements?
     
  3. DrPepper

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    Early release of new products then...
     
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  4. ReverendRevolver

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    All the vendors could just drop new product info on TDPRI and save the trip to Nashville. Provided they pay for a vendor account

    ;)
     
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    I’ve been to three summer NAMM shows.
    Are they shows?
    Trade shows?
    Two for the brief times they were held in Austin, once in Nashville.
    I never went to the “big” one.
    I had the best time, though the exhibitors whined about the Austin venue.
    Thanks tor listening.
     
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    Squire announced a supersonic reissue at winter NAMM and they never came.
     
  7. Telepirate86

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    So has anybody heard anything about what Fender would have released at NAMM? Or when/if we will see anything?
     
  8. DougM

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    I have yet to see anything made by Squire in my entire lifetime
     
  9. MarkieMark

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    I expect the Sweetwater gearfest, and Paul Reed Smith's BBQ will also be cancelled. (Yeah, haters will hate, but the PRS party is a blast. Been to several!)
    I dont know what to expect as far as the industry goes for the immediate future. Maybe its selfish to hope for some deep discounts. I do expect to see some small companies fail to survive.
    Have to "wait and see" though that is getting tiresome.
     
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