Latest News & Events

News: Members will vote on next year's dues amounts and a variety of important topics will be discussed.

News: AFM Local 257 will close Monday, Sept. 3, in commemoration of Labor Day. We will reopen at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4. Take the day and thank a union! 

News: AFM Local 257 will be closed for Independence Day on Wednesday, July 4, and reopen at 9 a.m. with regular business hours on July 5. Have a happy and safe holiday!

June 28, 2018 - 10:00pm to June 30, 2018 - 5:00pm

Event: Attention Local 257 members! Check your email for information on your FREE NAMM badge! See you there. Be sure to come by our booth and say hello! NAMM is June 28 - 30. Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

News: Local 257 will be closed on Monday, May 28 in commemoration of Memorial Day. We will reopen at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 29. Please have a safe holiday.

News: DO WE HAVE MCT MONEY FOR YOU? If you performed as a guest musician on the Nashville Network’s Music City Tonight, hosted by Crook and Chase, recorded between October 1993 and October 1995, we may have some money for you. We reached an out of court settlement with Jim Owens Entertainment (JOE) for the unauthorized airing of Music City Tonight episodes on the Luken TV network. Of the 500+ shows

News: Our National AFM director of legislative policy, Alphonso Pollard, has released a new guide for musicians flying with instruments. You can check it out here. If you have a problem with an airline regarding this policy, please let us know by calling or dropping us a line at You may want to download a copy of the new law to carry with you. Click here to view the law or download

May 15, 2018 - 2:00pm

Event: The next general membership meeting of the Nashville Musicians Association will be Tuesday May 15, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the local.  Please make plans to attend and get involved in the business of your local.  

October 9, 2018 - 6:00pm

Event: The Local 257 monthly jam went to a new format in March 2017. Jam reorganizer John Mattick said he sees the event as a way to “get the musician and songwriter communities together and create a networking opportunity.” Lee Warden and Scott Metko, along with Mattick, are ring-leading the event, with help from John Donahoe. Mattick explained how the event works: “I encourage songwriters to send me