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BandWagon Presents

Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon 50th Anniversary Show

Fri | May 5 Doors: 6:30 pm | Show: 7:30 pm
$0.00 - $80.00

About This Event

In celebration of Pink Floyd's album The Dark Side of the Moon, join us at the Moxi Theater for a multimedia performance featuring selections from the seminal album. The music from the album “Dark Side of the Moon” will be performed in its entirety.

Two Shows, One Night Only:
EARLY SHOW: 6:30pm Doors / 7:30pm Showtime
LATE SHOW: 9pm Doors / 9:30pm shows.

Reserve a Table in Advance Online.
All Responsible Ages Permitted

The Moxi Theater is proudly partnered with Luna's Tacos & Tequila in Downtown Greeley. Luna's is located at 806 9th St. - next door to the Moxi and is open for Dinner, Happy Hour, and Late Night. Luna's is the perfect place to eat and drink before or after the show!

Stella's Pinball Arcade & Lounge in the basement of the Moxi is open late. Pinball, retro and modern arcade cabinets, Air Hockey, & Skeeball. Now serving Boss Burgers, Apps, Cocktails, Icee's, and fun for all ages. www.stellaspinball.com

with Pink Floyd 50th Anniversary Band


Pink Floyd 50th Anniversary Band
Pink Floyd "Dark Side of the Moon" Tribute Rocks Aims Community College

Aims Community College has assembled a multimedia event to recognize the 50th Anniversary of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon”. The group members are Brooke Elzey, Dr. Ivana Muncan, Patrick Wessel, Mariah Foster, Dr. Rick Busson, Darlene Mueller, Dusty Day-Griffith, Jeff Perry, Landon Peck and Dion Duran. Two band members not pictured: Patrick Hesse and Laura Ward.

Aims Professor of Music Rick Busson initiated the idea for the project. To make it a reality, he found support from Stephanie Newton, Chair of Visual & Performing Arts and Scott Reichel, the Dean of Arts and Sciences. Busson serves as the musical director for the performance and will play guitar at the concert. “Pink Floyd took the concept album to the next level by questioning the meaning of your life and what you would like to accomplish in your lifetime.” He has been inspired by the music and its cultural and social impact over the decades. “Some people are very familiar with it, and some people are not really sure what the big deal is. I'm just the right age for that. If you think about 50 years, I was in high school when that came out. It did touch a lot of my generation,” Busson said.  

The music ensemble has been rehearsing for several months; it comprises Aims faculty, staff and students. The music from the album “Dark Side of the Moon” will be performed in its entirety on stage. 

This event is a collaboration between Aims students, faculty and staff in departments ranging from Visual and Performing Arts, Multimedia Graphic Design, Rich Media Communication Media and more. “We wanted as much of a college-wide project as possible and got everybody's creative spirit involved,”  Busson said.

Students in the Graphic Design Production II class, taught by instructor David Jané, created potential design images for advertising for this event, and their art will be part of what will be displayed at the event. One of the posters, created by Aims student Kristen Hyland, was chosen as the official poster for the event. Developing a design brief, the class learned about design history, what look was popular in the 1970s, the professional printing process, and how to incorporate UV Blacklight ink into these posters.

The art department created 3D prisms and pyramids for students to pay homage to the classic image on the album cover. Art Professor Sonya PauKune has students in her Ceramics classes and 3-D Design class decorate these sculptures inspired by the music of Pink Floyd. “I like collaborating, especially within the art department,” PauKune said. “It's been a really fun project. I'm a big believer that if a person is artistic, they can transcend different utensils or materials to create that art conversation. So, whether it's music, dance, theater, or the visual arts, students can really express their stories.”

Communication Media Department faculty staff and students play an integral role in filming this event and contributing to the on-stage lighting and audio production. David Farrell, Professor of Communication Media, will run the sound and students from his Live Sound Reinforcement course will assist with the setup. The sounds of "Dark Side of the Moon" will be tricky to create in a live setting as it is a complex studio album. “The production on that album, there were many delay effects and effect processing. We're going to try to recreate some of that sonically.” Farrell said. The team will incorporate sound effects into the mix, like the sound of cash registers in the song “Money.”

Dev Multer and Gregory Driskill, Media Producers for Aims, have created video loops to be on the large screens during the performance to add to the multimedia experience. This will include images that were inspired by the songs and crazy swirling patterns for people to explore as the music goes on. The team will also record a video of the live production; students in television classes are assisting with that. 

Pink Floyd's “Dark Side of the Moon” is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most popular albums ever. The 1973 album was a commercial success, spending a record-breaking 937 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart, and is estimated to have sold over 45 million copies worldwide. It is an album with a cohesive and thought-provoking theme exploring the human condition, including topics such as greed, mortality, and mental health. The album is also known for its innovative use of sound effects, sampling, and production techniques. The band employed techniques like multitrack recording, tape loops, and synthesizers to create a unique soundscape that was groundbreaking for its time.