Summer NAMM 2012 Public Day

The Summer NAMM Show is only a few weeks away, and unlike the 100% industry-only Winter NAMM Show, the Summer version includes a day for the general public to attend. So if you’ve ever wanted to see what NAMM is like, check out a bunch of killer gear before it hits the stores, catch some rare live performances, attend seminars and workshops, and generally hobnob with your fellow musicians, I highly recommend making the trip to Nashville.

The details of Public Day are at the end of this post, but here are a few experiences I’ve personally had at the last few Winter NAMM shows, to give you an idea of the stuff that generally goes on at these events. These are just from my experiences. Your NAMM experience may vary, but is likely to be awesome.

Performances I’ve seen: Mike Keneally, Frank Gambale, Stu Hamm, Orianthi, Coheed & Cambria, Testament, Steve Vai/Steve Morse/Paul Gilbert/Blues Sarasceno/Joe Bonamassa/Albert Lee/Dave LaRue, David Grissom, Paul Reed Smith Band, The Aristocrats, Eric Johnson, Lee Ritenour…

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