The 2016 She Rocks Awards are taking place Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Pacific Ballroom inside the Hilton hotel in Anaheim, Calif., during the Winter NAMM Show.

To make the most out of your experience, check out these handy tips below:

Get tickets beforehand. If you haven’t purchased tickets yet, you can do so at Be sure to print your tickets and bring them with you to the event. This is the fastest, most efficient way to ensure your entry. Plus, you won’t run the risk of having tickets selling out, since the Awards have sold out for the past three years! Note that a NAMM badge is not required to attend.

What to bring with you. The She Rocks Awards ceremony is filled with a who’s who of women and executives in music. You’ll want to bring a camera to capture the exciting moments throughout the event, and business cards to exchange while networking.

Arrive on time. The She Rocks Awards have been jam-packed for the past three years, and it’s best to arrive as soon as doors open at 6:30 p.m. (6:00 p.m. for VIP ticket holders). This way you’ll have a chance of getting better seats (for non-assigned ticket holders) and avoiding long lines.

Check out the silent auction. Thanks to our generous supporters and sponsors, the She Rocks Awards offer an incredible selection of gear, special packages and experiences available for bidding at the silent auction. Items include a meet-and-greet; a winery tour; guitars; a violin; a trip to a resort; and more. It is highly unlikely you’ll find these items elsewhere, so we encourage you to get them while you can. Plus, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Girls Rock Camp Alliance and the NAMM Foundation, you’ll be supporting great causes.

Furthermore, this year we’re partnering with GiveSmart to make bidding easier than ever. You’ll be able to bid from your smart phone, check the status of items, and more, and you don’t have to be present to bid. Pre-register for the silent auction here.

Get to know the award winners. Every Monday leading up to the She Rocks Awards, we showcase an award winner through our Front & Center feature interviews. Learn all about these trailblazing women by reading about their illustrious careers here.

What you should wear. People often ask what they should wear. We recommend nice casual, a business dress, or rock and roll fashion. Really whatever makes you happy.

Other things to know. The Awards make for a unique opportunity for guests to meet other people. If you don’t know the person next to you, say hi. You never know if the person you’re sitting next to will be pivotal to your career, your next best friend or jam buddy.

There will be hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar for drinks on site.

If you’re tweeting or Instagramming during the event, use the hashtag #SheRocksAwards to connect with other people at the Awards. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook.

Lastly, have fun and enjoy the show! We look forward to having you there.