BRIAN WILSON and JOHN MAYER to appear at NAMM Show’s Media Preview Day January 18
BRIAN WILSON, JOHN MAYER, KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD,
MICHELLE PHILIPS, GOV. MIKE HUCKABEE TO APPEAR AS PART OF THE NAMM SHOW’S MEDIA PREVIEW DAY, Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 10AM-2PM
Media Preview Day Presents the Instruments of the Future, Gaming & App. Technologies
And “First-Time Reveals” of Music Products for Professional and Recreational Music-Makers
WHAT: Some of Music’s greatest musicians, showmen and supporters will appear at The NAMM SHOW’S MEDIA PREVIEW DAY, which highlights the best musical instruments, apps. and technologies of the future available to professional music-makers and the public in 2012. MEDIA PREVIEW DAY offers access to the Music App. & Gaming Pavilion and gives media a pre-Show advantage of previewing the top never-before-seen musical instruments and products chosen from 1,400 that will be presented over the course of the four-day show. Each year NAMM (The National Association of Music Merchants) produces The NAMM Show, which is the largest musical instruments and products trade-only show in North America, with 90,000+ attendees and more than 1,400 exhibitors from over 90 countries.
Singer-songwriter and producer Brian Wilson will receive NAMM’s highest honor, the Music for Life Award for his musical impact and contributions over the course of more than 50 years. Joe Lamond, president & CEO of NAMM will conduct a stage Q&A with the Beach Boys icon. Guitarist John Mayer will demo and announce a new music partnership with a long-time NAMM member company; the last surviving member of The Mamas & The Papas, Michelle Phillips, will receive a special tribute and will perform; blues rocker and singer-songwriter Kenny Wayne Shepherd will perform and introduce a new Guitar World music app.; strong NAMM supporter and gifted bass player, former Arkansas Governor, Mike Huckabee will appear to discuss his love of music and the importance of playing music.
Exhibiting companies include Andy Graham Productions, C. F. Martin & Co., Inc., D&H Guitars, Dube, Farmer Musical Instruments, IK Multimedia, Magma Music Molecules Drums Company, Nektar, Numark/Alesis, Ovistrings Music Company Peavey Electronics Corp., PocketStrings, Porter & Davies, RockStar Pyro Taylor Guitars, TC Group Americas, Wi Digital Systems, Yamaha, Z-STIK
SCHEDULE: (Subject to change)
10:00a.m. – Media Preview Day opens
11:30a.m. – Kenny Wayne Shepherd showcases Guitar World Lick of the Day App.
11:45am – Mike Huckabee, bassist, former Gov. of Arkansas
12:00p.m. – Brian Wilson Music for Life Award and Q&A
12:30p.m. – Michelle Phillips/The Mamas & The Papas
1:00p.m. – John Mayer instrument demo
WHEN: Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Anaheim Convention Center / Entrance of Hall E
800 West Katella Avenue / Anaheim, 92802