2012 NAMM Show After Dark Schedule Offers Many Entertainment Possibilities
—The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) today announced its after-show entertainment schedule for the 2012 NAMM Show.
These events, in addition to the many exhibitor-sponsored concerts and parties, meet-ups and tweet-ups offer show attendees a wide variety of entertainment options once the show floor closes. For a complete listing of events, please visit namm.org/thenammshow/2012 or download the free 2012 NAMM Show app from iTunes or Android mobile stores http://m.core-apps.com/namm2012
NAMM-sponsored events include:
Thursday, Jan. 19
On the Main Lobby Stage, NAMM will again present a stirring “Tribute to Industry Leaders” lost over the past year with music provided by the LA Scots and guitar legend Doyle Dykes.
Friday, Jan. 20
On the Main Lobby Stage NAMM will present the “Legends Jam” featuring Bob Berryhill (The Safaris), Dennis Tufano (The Buckinghams), John Payne (Asia), Robert Sarzo (Hurricane), Scott Warren (Dio), Roger Fischer (Heart), Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden), Pete Lockett, Roger Wheeler (Sweet Reasons), Jeff Pevar (Starship, Joe Cocker), Richie Castellano and Buck Dharma (Blue Oyster Cult), Doug Rappoeport (Edgar Winter Band), Joey Mollandj (Badfinger), Christy McKinnon, Teddy Zig Zag (Guns & Roses, Alice Cooper), Koko Powell (Spencer Davis, Edgar Winter), Jeff Ganz (Johnny Winter, John Lee Hooker), Sean McNabb (Quiet Riot, Dokken, Great White), Micky Dolenz (The Monkees), Terry Hous (XYZ, Great White), Robin McAuley (Survivor, MSG), Jimy Sohns (Shadows of Knight), Bobby Kimball (Toto), Alan White (Yes, Plastic Ono Band), Denny Seiwell (Wings, Art Garfunkel, James Brown), Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot), Chris Slade (AC/DC, Asia).
Also on Friday, NAMM will co-host the “John Lennon Educational Tour Bus 15th Anniversary Celebration” at the Arena Plaza featuring an exciting performance by Bootsy Collins & Friends including Verdine White (Earth, Wind & Fire) and Bernie Worrell.
Friday will also feature the 27th Annual TEC Awards in the Pacific Ballroom at the Anaheim Hilton featuring Phil Collen, Lisa Loeb, Weird Al Yankovic, Bernie Williams, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, Phil Ramone, Billy Sheehan, Will Lee and Bootsy Collins with the Les Paul Award being presented to Steve Vai. Tickets are required for this event and can be purchased at 27thannualtecawards.eventbrite.com.
Saturday, Jan. 21
On the main Lobby Stage, NAMM will proudly present the 2nd year of its “Celebrity Jam” featuring the Band from TV. Stars including, Scott Grimes, James Denton, Greg Grunberg, Adrian Pasdar, Bob Guiney, Jesse Spencer, Anthony Ruivivar and others will show how much they love to play music when the cameras stop rolling.
Also on Saturday, over at the Downtown Disney District, will be the finals of NAMM’s SchoolJam USA bringing together the best teenage bands in the country to battle for bragging rights and prizes for their band and their school music programs. Co-hosted by teen pop sensation Greyson Chance and singer/songwriter Shaun Barrowes.
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