NAMM 2018: OK Go, Andy Grammer and Yamaha’s All-Star Concert to perform at this year’s show

The NAMM Show has unveiled its impressive line-up for the NAMM Yamaha Grand Plaza Stage at this year’s show.

The NAMM Campus is set to come alive with a variety of performers, and at night, the likes of indie band OK Go (pictured), pop singer/songwriter Andy Grammer, and an all-star line-up from Yamaha, will all performing on The NAMM Yamaha Grand Plaza Stage on 25th, 26th and 27th January.

On Thursday, The NAMM Foundation Celebration of Music Education will celebrate the advocacy and dedication of NAMM members with a performance from indie/pop rockers, OK Go.

Members Damian Kulash (vocals/video director), Tim Nordwind (bass), Dan Konopa (percussion) and Andy Ross (guitar) have built a unique career at the intersection of music, visual art, technology and science. The band has emerging at the forefront of a class of artists whose 21st-century brand of experimental creativity dissolves the traditional boundaries between disciplines, garnering them millions of fans along the way.

On Friday, an all-star line-up from Yamaha promises an unforgettable multi-artist extravaganza with the Yamaha All-Star Concert on the Grand 2018.

With the concert performers still under wraps, the evening promises a dazzling array of seasoned performers to delight The NAMM Show audience. Past performers at Yamaha’s annual NAMM event include luminaries such as Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Tony Bennett, John Legend, Earth, Wind & Fire, U2 founder and drummer Larry Mullen, Jr. and many others.

Saturday evening at the annual Imagine Party, The NAMM Foundation and The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus presented by Other World Computing, will welcome acclaimed multi-platinum pop singer and songwriter Andy Grammer.

In 2011, he became the first male pop star in a decade to reach the Top 10 on Adult Pop Radio with “Keep Your Head Up” and “Fine By Me,” from his 2011 self-titled debut. His second album, Magazines or Novels, featured the triple-platinum infectious smash hit, “Honey, I’m Good,” which was one of the best-selling songs of 2015, and the certified gold anthem “Good to be Alive (Hallelujah).” Most recently, Andy released his third studio album, The Good Parts, in December which features the hit singles “Smoke Clears” and “Fresh Eyes,” which has become a streaming phenomenon with over 350 million total streams. In addition to his performance in the evening, Grammer will spend part of his afternoon on the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus with young musicians from local area schools.

Each act will start at 6:00 p.m. and be preceded by a variety of performers throughout the day as part of the Bands@NAMM program.

The schedule for both The NAMM Yamaha Grand Plaza Stage and The NAMM Arena Plaza Stage Presented by Pioneer Pro Audio is available at https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2018/bands-at-namm



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