Sarah McLachlan will headline Yamaha’s concert activities during The NAMM Show, taking place Jan. 16-19 in Anaheim, Calif. Yamaha will host four major concerts during the weekend; the first two are scheduled for the opening evening of NAMM, Thursday, Jan. 16. Beginning at 6 p.m. on the NAMM Yamaha Grand Plaza Stage will be the “NAMM Foundation Celebration for Music Education,” featuring Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Sarah McLachlan. At 7 p.m. in the Pacific Ballroom at the Hilton Anaheim (across the Grand Plaza from the Marriott) “NAMM Night of Worship,” presented by Yamaha, will be headlined by Michael W. Smith celebrating a career spanning 35 years and counting.
On Friday, Jan. 17 at 6 p.m., Yamaha will kick off the premier event of NAMM, the “Yamaha All-Star Concert on the Grand 2020,” a multi-artist, multimedia extravaganza for all attendees, on the NAMM Yamaha Grand Plaza Stage. The company will close the weekend’s concert festivities on Saturday, January 18 at 6 p.m. with the “Tower of Power 50th Anniversary Concert,” also on the Grand Plaza Stage.
Yamaha will power all major concert events during NAMM. A combination of NEXO loudspeaker systems and Yamaha RIVAGE digital mixing consoles will drive the sound, the same systems used worldwide on national and regional concert tours, at festivals, in houses of worship and other diverse live and installed sound system applications.
“Yamaha is ready to inspire and energize this year’s NAMM Show, not only with exciting new instruments and gear but also with superstar-quality music events,” said Tom Sumner, president, Yamaha Corp. of America. “We have made it our mission to touch off the creative passion of every one of the tens of thousands of music lovers and experts expected to attend this year, so that they may inspire others in turn.”