IBMA members attend Summer NAMM for free

2009 Summer NAMM in NashvilleThe International Bluegrass Music Association has struck a deal to allow its members to attend the Summer NAMM show in Nashville at no charge, and without registering as a NAMM member. To take advantage of this option, you need to register through IBMA by June 12.

After June 12, IBMA members can register to attend for $25.

The Summer NAMM show runs from July 17-19 at the Nashville Convention Center, the same site as the annual IBMA World of Bluegrass event in the Fall. It is hosted primarily for the sake of music retailers with manufacturers of all sorts of music gear and services exhibiting their wares.

NAMM also hosts a myriad of educational seminars over the weekend, and the whole event offers the same sort of networking opportunities in the wider musical instrument, sound reinforcement and recording worlds that IBMA conference does in the bluegrass community.

To register through IBMA, contact Jill Crabtree by email or phone (888-438-4262). The space alloted to IBMA members is limited, so get your registration in soon if you would like to attend.

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