The NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) show was the most important tradeshow for music instrument manufacturers in the sixties. Today, the annual event is held in Los Angeles in January, but the sixties it was held during the summer in Chicago and New York.
|62nd||1963||July 21-25||Palmer House||Chicago|
|63rd||1964||June 28 - July 2||Conrad Hilton||Chicago|
|64th||1965||June 27 - July 1||Conrad Hilton||Chicago|
|65th||1966||July 10 - 14||Conrad Hilton||Chicago|
Another important show for consumer electronics was the Annual EIA (Electronics Industry Assocation) show. In 1967, the EIA and NAMM shows were scheduled for the same weekend. The NAMM show was in Chicago, and the EIA show was in New York. Both shows attracted consumer electronics companies, like Fisher, Ampex, and Harman-Kardon, but musical instrument manufacturers focused on the NAMM event.