Summer NAMM 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

A general view of atmosphere during day three of Summer NAMM at Music City Convention Center on July 11, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee
(Image credit: Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for NAMM)

One of the biggest events in the guitar gear calendar, Summer NAMM 2020, will not take place this year owing to the coronavirus pandemic, it has been announced.

The NAMM website yesterday posted the following statement: “At NAMM, we recognize the importance of this annual mid-year gathering for our industry but the harsh realities of this crisis make it impossible to undertake the many months of careful planning and preparation that are required for such a show.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.