|Visitors to Nashville from July 12-14, 2012, will have access to two simultaneous business events. Summer NAMM ) and PLASA Focus: Nashville have arranged for attendees to easily gain access to both events with just one badge, and at no extra cost.
Kicking off on Wednesday, July 11. PLASA Focus 2012 in Nashville is one in a series of regional events that cater to those who supply and use technologies and services to the event, entertainment and installation industries. The Nashville edition was purposefully planned to take place leading up to, and during Summer NAMM. The cooperation between the two shows will bring professional lighting and live sound exhibits to Nashville, alongside Summer NAMM's traditional music industry related exhibitor groups.
Starting at Thursday, July 12, Summer NAMM brings together over 400 musical instruments and products with buyers from around the world in a vibrant trade show environment. The show is not only an opportunity to see the latest innovations and gear in music, but also live entertainment, instrument demos, workshops for musicians and chances for hands-on music making.
The PLASA Focus series of events brings regional entertainment technology communities together to do business and network in a relaxed, friendly setting. The show will host 60 pro-audio, lighting, AV & stage technology exhibitors that specialize in theater, live concerts, touring and live events markets. Exhibitors include Clay Paky, Barbizon Lighting, d&b audiotechnik, Robe, Martin Professional, and CAST Group, to name a few.
Many of the region's live event production crews have registered to attend the event, which also includes a free two-day Professional Development Program. Seminar sessions include Broadway's Queen of Recycling and Tony Award winning scenic designer, Donyale Werle, From Concept to First Night presented by Production Designer Jonathan Smeeton; Lighting Essentials; Demystifying Audio; and Trends in Live Sound Reinforcement.