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CAAS & Summer NAMM Heating Up Nashville

CAAS & Summer NAMM Heating Up Nashville

This year the Summer NAMM Show and the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society (CAAS) Convention take place simultaneously, making Nashville the place to be right now! Get your fill of what’s new and exciting in the music products industry as well as enjoy learning about a legend in the music industry who’s influence is still impactful today.

The “Chet Atkins Appreciation Society Convention is a wonderful place to meet fellow pickers, steal as many licks as you can, and celebrate the music of one of the greatest musicians the world has ever known.”

The annual CAAS Convention is held at the Music City Sheraton Hotel and Convention Center each year in July. Enjoy four days and nights packed with the music of the legendary Chet Atkins. Hear music ranging from gypsy jazz to classical, and pop to country. Also experience the music of those Chet has influenced, both young and young-at-heart, who have taken his and their own music all over the world. Performers at the convention are a virtual Who’s Who of the guitar world. Past conventions have featured appearances by such greats as Jerry Reed, Earl Klugh, Steve Wariner, Albert Lee, Brent Mason, Tommy Emmanuel, Paul Yandell, Doc Watson, Mark O’Connor, Jorge Morel, Suzy Bogguss, Boots Randolph, and Los Indios Tabajaras, just to name a few. Each year dozens of guest artists perform workshops and up-close performances concurrently throughout the day, followed by concerts each evening. The Convention concludes Saturday night with a gala Chet Atkins tribute concert.

July 12 – 15
Sheraton Music City Hotel
777 McGavock Pick, Nashville, TN 37214



“Showcasing a complete product landscape set within one of America’s most musical cities—Nashville, Tennessee—Summer NAMM celebrates the local community music store and honors our industry’s Top 100 Dealers. Enjoy star-studded events and the lure of the Nashville night life while making connections that will last a lifetime…”

Each year Nashville, a.k.a. Music City USA, hosts the Summer NAMM show, an annual trade show conducted by The National Association of Music Merchants. Bringing together many of the world’s top musical instrument manufacturers to display their wares, the show is attended by thousands of visitors eager to see, hear, and test them out.

You’ll find Gretsch at the show displaying our major product lines. Make sure to check the map or use the app to find us and stop by for a visit!

Not a member of NAMM? You can still visit the Summer NAMM Show on Music Industry Day. On Saturday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the show will be open to members of the general public. Enjoy music product demos, live music, networking opportunities, and a variety of workshops.

The Summer NAMM Show
July 13 – 15
Nashville Music City Center

Learn more by visiting the NAMM site:

Music Industry Day: