Each year in January, members of the National Association of Music Merchants get together in Anaheim for the annual NAMM trade show. It’s the place to go for those who make their living in the music industry, from musicians to music teachers to those behind the scenes handling production, equipment, staging, audio engineering, lighting and any other aspect of making music.

NAMM 2018 promises to be a great platform for an international community of music professionals to connect, with more events, more products, and more education than ever before. It’s an experience you won’t get anywhere else.


Giving Back NAMM Style

Each year, the convention kicks off with the foundation’s Day of Service in order to give back and spread music among today’s youth.

NAMM members across the world unite to support the importance of music education through the NAMM Foundations’ Day of Service, January 23rd. Created to provide the Anaheim Elementary School District’s teachers, parents, students and administrators with funds needed to ensure all children have an equal opportunity to explore music education.

What You Will Experience at the NAMM Show

When you attend NAMM 2018, you can expect an experience like no other. Six days packed with live concerts, product demos, educational courses, possible celebrity appearances (cough cough Stevie Wonder & Johnny Depp NAMM 2017), industry leader panels, and an abundance of quality networking.

This year’s innovative exhibits will be of particular interest to attendees. Products from more than 7,000 brands will be exhibited. World-class education is one of the highlights of the NAMM show and this year offers more training than ever before. You will be able to explore and learn about new ideas in music business/retail, audio production, event technology, policy and nonprofits, music educators and students, and more.

Live concerts take place all day every day during NAMM, and there are nightly shows to keep the party going. Spread across five stages, artists range from acoustic masterminds, amazing finger stylists, DJs, duets, high priority celebrities, and more.

In addition, there are plenty of other exciting events, such as music technology demonstrations, award ceremonies honoring top professionals in the music products industry, and product giveaways.


Staying At Tropicana Inn & Suite for NAMM 2018?

Welcome and enjoy our family-friendly accommodations with all the conveniences of home.

As we’re sure you already know, our hotel is only about a half-mile from the Anaheim Convention Center. This will help you avoid renting a car, dealing with traffic, and searching for parking. It doesn’t get much easier!

Our guest service agents are also happy to help with other local recommendations that will enrich your stay. We aim to make your visit to the area comfortable and enjoyable and we hope you experience a memorable NAMM 2018.