Nights After NAMM is an annual, star-studded, after hours event that takes place in the evening after Day One of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), the world’s largest music industry conference. This year’s headliner is Think:EXP’s performance of Dark Side of the NAMM, an exploration of the music of Pink Floyd and all-star jam made up of world-class musicians. Think:EXP, EmpowerLogic Studio, and their partners raise money each year for worthy music and community causes. This year’s focus is the Watts Conservatory of Music, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing music education to the community of Watts.

Proceeds from Dark Side of the NAMM will benefit the Watts Conservatory of Music, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit which seeks to bring the joy and positive artistic and developmental benefits of playing a musical instrument to the community of Watts, all free of charge. The Conservatory’s goal is to uplift the community through music education and provide a place where children of all backgrounds can learn to play a musical instrument in a safe and positive environment. 

Following a successful run of 30+ shows in Downtown Los Angeles, Think:EXP proudly brings its highly immersive, tech-driven concert exploration of Pink Floyd’s music to Orange County. The celebrity-packed performance combines the latest and greatest in technology, using lights, projections, lasers, and more with performances by some of the highest caliber musicians in the industry. 

The show takes place on Thursday, January 16th at the Highway 39 Event Center, mere blocks away from the Anaheim Convention Center. Dark Side of the NAMM presents the music of Pink Floyd with an all-star lineup including Scott Page of Pink Floyd, Stephen Perkins of Jane’s Addiction, Kenny Olson of Kid Rock’s Twisted Brown Trucker and the Hendrix Experience, Tony Franklin from Jimmy Pages’ The Firm, and a rotating cast of surprise special guests. Following 70 minutes of Floyd, the cast will open up the stage into a classic rock super-jam with some of the greatest musicians in the world, featuring Gilby Clarke of Guns ‘N’ Roses, George Lynch of Lynchmob, Kenny Aronoff of John Cougar, Fabrizio Grossi of Sonic Blues Machine, and much more to be announced. Lasers, projection-mapping, high-tech visuals, and rock-star caliber performances promise the latest and greatest in immersive entertainment. 

Highway 39 is a rock lover’s dream venue, filled with vintage cars, neon lights, and auto-shop themed memorabilia. Concert-goers can purchase drink tickets and dinner tickets for the event, as well as reserve tables for larger or corporate groups. After exploring hundreds of vintage pieces, guests will experience a night of classic rock meets space-age technology that they’ll never forget.

The Watts Conservatory of Music is led by a prestigious team of board members including Flea (bassist of the ‪Red Hot Chili Peppers), Norwood Fisher (bassist of Fishbone), David Moss (founder and president of the Harold Robinson Foundation), Paul Tollett (Goldenvoice, Coachella), Julie Briskin Harelson (Philanthropist/Gelson Market family) and ‪Bob Forrest (music industry veteran. The school will operate under the direction of musician/producer Bobby Easton (Delta Nove, Long Beach Funk Fest). 

Get your “Nights After NAMM” tickets here:

Highway 39 Event Center 

1563 S State College Blvd

Anaheim, CA 92806