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Summer NAMM 2021 is happening – and it’s in person

Summer NAMM 2021
(Image credit: NAMM)

We’ve lost two NAMM conventions to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but take heart: Summer NAMM 2021 has been announced – and it’s in person.

Dates for the convention, to take place, per usual, in Nashville, are scheduled for July 15-17.

NAMM has stated that the organization “is working closely with the City of Nashville and local authorities, following guidance from leading agencies, including the World Health Organization and Center for Disease Control, on a detailed plan utilizing the latest event safety and security measures to create a safe and sound, business-conducive environment to reunite our communities.”

Additionally, NAMM is working with Good to Go, is a hospitality safety program created by the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp to help businesses in every industry implement health and safety guidelines.

Already in play are reimagined floor layouts with wider aisles, temperature screenings, sanitizer stations and “touchless” experiences.

For continued updates on Summer NAMM 2021, keep your eyes posted here.

Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.