The NAMM Show, billed by organizers as the world’s largest trade-only event for the music products, pro audio, lighting and design and entertainment technology industries, begins Thursday in Anaheim.
The four-day show includes workshops, panels, professional development opportunities, performances and award presentations at the Anaheim Convention Center, surrounding hotels and House of Blues.
Singers Gloria Gaynor and Linda Perry and Suzi Quatro, the pioneering bass player, singer, musician and actress, will be among the honorees at the Women’s International Music Network’s eighth annual She Rocks Awards Friday, paying tribute to women in the music industry.
Folk singer Joni Mitchell will receive the Les Paul Innovation Award at the 35th annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards Saturday. The award is given on behalf of the Les Paul Foundation to honor individuals that have set the highest standards of excellence in creative application of artistry in the spirit of the famed audio pioneer, inventor and musician.
The show presented by The National Association of Music Merchants is not open to the public.
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