Summer NAMM 2020 Is Canceled Due to Coronavirus

Summer NAMM has joined the ranks of Superbooth, Ableton Loop, and other music-related conventions canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In an email from NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond and NAMM Chair C.F. Martin sent today, Summer NAMM will not go on as planned July 9–11 in Nashville. They wrote:

"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."

Martin and Lamond write that their focus is on "guiding our members to the financial relief that so many badly need through the CARES Act," and leave open the possibility that some virtual gatherings may be held in Summer NAMM's stead.

For all of NAMM's COVID-19 information, including ways the organization can help music retailers, visit NAMM's website here.

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