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2013 Platinum
Sponsor:

Brown United

2013 Gold Sponsors:

All Access

Bandit Lights

EFM

Gallagher

JH Audio

Martin

Meyer

Morpheus

Precise Corperate staging

Rock-it Cargo

SGPS

J Thomas Engineering

Show Distribution

Solotech

Haraman

Sound Image

TC Group

Stricktly FX

Tour Tech East

Ultratec

Stagemaker

Elation


2013 Silver Sponsors:

4 Wall

Littlelite

Zenith

Chauvet

Pyrotech

XL Video

2013 Production Partners:

Access Pass & Design

Atomic

Martin

PRG

SGA

TPI


2013 Cocktail Sponsors:

Beachsound

Chaos

ECLPS

Upstaging

 

The Industry’s Highest Honor for Live Event Professionals


Since 2001, scores of our highest achievers and most admired innovators have been awarded the Parnelli. The award recognizes pioneering, influential professionals and their contributions, honoring both individuals and companies. It is truly the "Oscar®" of the Live Event Industry.

Watch the 2012 Parnellli Summary


The Latest from the Parnelli Newsroom:
 

November25, 2013

And the winners are...


Eric Pearce
Parnelli Visionary
Award
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George Travis
Parnelli Lifetime
Achievement Award
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Michael Tait
Mark Engebretson
Parnelli Innovator Award
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Mo Morrison
Parnelli Hall of Fame Inductee

Lighting Company of the Year:

Bandit Lites

Hometown Hero Lighting Company of the Year:

Brown Note Productions

Lighting Designer of the Year:

Jeff Ravitz

Set/Scenic Designer of the Year :

Tom Marzullo

Sound Company of the Year:

Solotech

Hometown Hero Sound Company of the Year:

KiAN Concert Sound Services

FOH Mixer of the Year:

Jim Yakabuski

Monitor Mixer of the Year:

Ted Bible

Audio System Tech of the Year:

Preston Soper

Video Rental Company of the Year:

LMG

Video Director of the Year:

Dave Davidian

Staging Company of the Year:

Brown United

Rigging Company of the Year:

Atlanta Rigging Systems

Set Construction Company of the Year:

All Access Staging and Productions

Pyro Company of the Year:

Pyrotek Special Effects

Production Manager of the Year:

Dean Roney

Tour Manager of the Year:

Marty Hom

Coach Company of the Year:

Hemphill Brothers

Trucking Company of the Year:

Upstaging Inc.

Freight Forwarding Company of the Year:

Rock-It Cargo

Indispensable Technology Awards

Lighting:

Chauvet Professional - Nexus 4x4

Audio:

Meyer Sound - LEO Loudspeaker System

Video:

Oracle LED Systems - Black Widow HD9

Staging:

Gallagher Staging - Mini G Block

 

 
November25, 2013

And the 2013 Parnelli Award Winners Are…

LAS VEGAS — The 2013 Parnelli Awards had it all — humor (host Micky Dolenz busting on Toronto mayor Tom Ford), candor (Eric Pearce’s  gratitude for his dad’s support), insight (Mark Engebretson on the fragility of new ideas) and poignancy (Mo Morrison’s “one-two punch” — noting how the news of his Parnelli Hall of Fame honor coincided with the obituary for his longtime friend Marshall Holmes).

[ read more on plsn.com ]

 
October 11, 2013

Mo Morrison to be Inducted into the New Parnelli Hall of Fame

LAS VEGAS — The Parnelli Board of Advisors has announced the creation of a Parnelli Hall of Fame, and has chosen veteran concert touring professional Mo Morrison as its first inductee. “We felt we as an industry deserve our own Hall of Fame, and Mo is an obvious first choice,” says Terry Lowe, executive producer of the Parnellis and publisher ofPLSN/FOH magazines. “From his early days as a stagehand through his current gargantuan task of being tour director of Lady Gaga’s amazing show, he’s been part of some of touring history’s biggest moments.”

[ read more on plsn.com ]

 
Sept 18, 2013

Micky Dolenz to Host 2013 Parnelli Awards

LAS VEGAS — Micky Dolenz of Monkees fame will be hosting the 2013 Parnelli Awards in Las Vegas on November 23, executive producer Terry Lowe announced. “We are thrilled to have this consummate entertainer hosting our 13th annual award show,” said Lowe, also publisher of PLSN and FRONT of HOUSEmagazines. “His long career as a top performer and his great sense of humor will make for a memorable night.  We’re going to have a lot of fun.”

[ read more on plsn.com ]

 
Sept 9, 2013

Parnelli Hometown Hero Lighting Company Finalists Announced!

LAS VEGAS — PLSN readers have chosen the six regional winners of the 2013 Hometown Hero Award competition.  These top vote getters from each of five U.S. regions plus all of Canada will be automatically entered on the Parnelli Awards ballot. PLSN readers will then get a chance to vote on which regional company will be awarded the coveted honor of Parnelli Hometown Hero Lighting Company of the Year..

[ read more on plsn.com ]

 
June 24, 2013

Eric Pearce to Receive Parnelli Visionary Award

LAS VEGAS — The governing body of the Parnelli Awards will be presenting this year’s Visionary Award to Eric Pearce, founder of Showlites and Show Group Production Services (SGPS). Pearce is being honored for scores of innovations during an outstanding career.

[ read more on plsn.com ]

 
June 4, 2013

Mark Engebretson to Receive Parnelli Audio Innovator Honor

LAS VEGAS — The governing body of the Parnelli Awards announces that pro audio designer Mark Engebretson will be the 2013 Parnelli Audio Innovator Award recipient. “The name Mark Engebretson is one that may not be immediately recognized by the rank-and-file of the audio community,” states FOH editor George Petersen. “However, during his distinguished 40-plus year career, he developed and created products for Altec Lansing and Paramount Pictures and later with JBL Professional, QSC and a slew of others.”

[ read more on fohonline.com ]

 
June 3, 2013

George Travis to Receive 2013 Parnelli Lifetime Achievement Honor

LAS VEGAS — The Parnelli Board of Advisors has announced that George Travis, longtime production/tour manager for Bruce Springsteen, will receive the live event industry’s highest honor, the Parnelli Lifetime Achievement Award, at the annual gala ceremony in Las Vegas this November. Travis has also worked with Rod Stewart, Kiss, Boston, Elton John, Madonna, Shania Twain and Ringo Starr, among others.

[ read more on plsn.com ]

 
April 1, 2013

Atomic Design's Rob Barber Joins Parnelli Board of Advisors

LAS VEGAS — The governing body of the Parnelli Awards announces that Atomic Design’s Rob Barber has joined its Board of Advisors. Atomic Design will also be providing scenic elements for the 2013 Parnelli Awards in November.

[ read more on plsn.com ]

 
 
Feb 2, 2013

Michael MacDonald Joins Parnelli Board of Advisors

LAS VEGAS — The governing body of the Parnelli Awards announces that Michael MacDonald has joined its Board of Advisors. MacDonald, who has more than three decades of experience in the pro-audio/video industry, was named President of ATK Audiotek, a leading audio production and systems integration vendor, in Sept. 2012.

[ read more on plsn.com ]

 
Oct 23, 2012

2012 Parnelli Award Winners Announced

LAS VEGAS — The 12th Annual Parnelli Awards gala, held Oct. 20,2012 at the Mirage Las Vegas, honored Charlie Hernandez, Joe Branam, Dave Shadoan and more than two dozen other individuals, companies and products. Hosted by Cory Wells of Three Dog Night fame, Billy Squier also took the stage to honor Hernandez, and Brad Paisley, Jason Mraz and Sting also prepared taped video tributes for Shadoan.

[ read more on plsn.com ]

 
May 20, 2012

Joe Branam to Receive Parnelli Visionary Award

LAS VEGAS — The Parnelli Board of Advisors has announced that Joe Branam, owner of Branam Enterprises, will receive the Parnelli Visionary Award at the annual gala dinner and award ceremony in Las Vegas. The event is set for Oct. 20, 2012 at the Mirage Resort and Casino.

[ read more at plsn.com ]

 
May 10, 2012

Dave Shadoan, Ross Ritto To Be Honored with 2012 Parnelli Audio Innovator Award

LAS VEGAS — The Parnelli Board of Advisors has announced that Sound Image co-founders Dave Shadoan and the late Ross Ritto will be honored with the 2012 Parnelli Audio Innovator Award at the annual gala dinner here in Oct. 2012.

[ read more at fohonline.com ]

 
May 9, 2012

Parnelli Lifetime Achievement Honor Goes to Charlie Hernandez

LAS VEGAS — “Are you sure you have the right guy?” replied a stunned Charlie Hernandez upon getting the call from Parnelli Awards executive producer Terry Lowe and executive director Patrick Stansfield. The Parnelli Board of Advisors has announced that Hernandez, production manager and founder of the nonprofit charity organization, Just a Bunch of Roadies, will receive the live event industry’s highest honor, the Parnelli Lifetime Achievement Award, this October at a gala dinner in Las Vegas.

[ read more at plsn.com ]

 
March 26, 2012

Plans for 2012 Parnellis Underway; Highlights from 2011 Online

LAS VEGAS — The 2012 Parnelli Awards return to Las Vegas this October, and plans are already underway for an even bigger and better event than last year’s celebration in Orlando. A video recap of the 2011 awards program is now online at parnelliawards.com. Along with the evening’s highlights, including Kenny Chesney’s surprise appearance to present Ed Wannebo (pictured here) with his Lifetime Achievement Award, the highlight reel features masters of ceremonies Flo and Eddie (of Turtles fame) and the presentation of the Parnelli Visionary Award (to Jim Fackert) and Parnelli Audio Innovator Award (to Kenton Forsythe).

[ read more at plsn.com ]

 
March 5, 2012

Randy Hutson of PRG Joins Parnelli Board of Advisors

Randy Hutson

LAS VEGAS — The governing body of the Parnelli Awards announces the addition of Randy Hutson to its board of advisors. Hutson is currently a vice president of PRG Audio and general manager of PRG Chicago.

[ read more ]

 
 


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