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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.




And the winners are:

Danny O'Bryen 
Parnelli Visionary
Award
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Richard Fernandez
Parnelli Lifetime
Achievement Award
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Greg Mackie
Parnelli Audio Innovator Award
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Lighting Company of the Year
Bandit Lites | Garth Brooks at Yankee Stadium

Hometown Hero Lighting Company of the Year
TLS Productions (Ann Arbor, MI)

Lighting Designer of the Year
Phil Ealy | Guns N' Roses

Lighting Director of the Year
Michael Keller | Black Sabbath

Set/Scenic Designer of the Year
Es Devlin | Adele

Sound Company of the Year
Sound Image | Brad Paisley

Hometown Hero Sound Company of the Year
Rainbow Production (Atkinson, NH)

FOH Mixer of the Year
Richard Sharratt/Howard Page | Peter Gabriel/Sting

Monitor Mixer of the Year
Stuart Delk | Rascal Flatts

Audio System Tech of the Year
Jeremy Overall | Rascal Flatts

Video Production Company of the Year
Screenworks | Guns N' Roses

Video Director of the Year
Matt Askem | Adele

Staging Company of the Year
Mountain Productions | CMA Music Festival

Rigging Company of the Year
Stage Rigging | Neil Diamond

Set Construction Company of the Year
Tait Towers | Beyoncé

Pyro Company of the Year
Strictly FX | Justin Bieber

Patrick Stansfield Tour Manager of the Year
Angie Warner | Imagine Dragons

Patrick Stansfield Production Manager of the Year
Sara Full | The Lumineers

Coach Company of the Year
Hemphill Brothers

Trucking Company of the Year
Upstaging

Freight Forwarding Company of the Year
Rock-It Cargo

Indispensable Technology - Audio
Eastern Acoustic Works | Anna Line Array

Indispensable Technology - Video
ROE Creative Display | Vanish 25 LED tiles

Indispensable Technology - Lighting
Robe | BMFL WashBeam

Indispensable Technology - Staging
Stageline | Followspot and Delay Tower

The Latest from the Parnelli Newsroom:
 
Nov 15, 2016

Missed the Parnelli Awards? Watch the video!

 
Nov 15, 2016

The Parnelli Awards Reception

 
Nov 15, 2016

The Parnelli Awards In Memorium

 
Oct 24, 2016

Tom Petty Lauds Richard Fernandez at 2016 Parnelli Awards Gala

LAS VEGAS — Adrian Belew, whose skills as an emcee and comedian, it turns out, rivals his artistry on the guitar, dropped a hint midway through the 2016 Parnelli Awards gala that something special was about to be added to an already extraordinary evening Oct. 22 at the Rio in Las Vegas. The surprise: an appearance by Tom Petty to present the 2016 award for Lifetime Achievement to his longtime tour manager Richard Fernandez.

[ read more on plsn.com ]

 

 
 
Sept 12, 2016

The PLSN/FOH Parnelli Golf Classic: Once Again, Ready to Shine

LAS VEGAS — There will be plenty to look at with this year’s LDI show, with the latest moving lights, video gear, staging and rigging equipment and sound systems competing for attention. But one of the greatest networking opportunities during LDI this year will be taking place not within the distraction-filled convention center, but in the great outdoors. The 2016 PLSN/FOH Parnelli Classic Golf Tournament is set for Thursday, Oct. 20 at Siena Golf Club in Las Vegas..

[ read more on plsn.com ]

 

 
Sept 6, 2016

Parnelli Ballot Finalized, Voting Begins!

LAS VEGAS — The 2016 Parnelli Ballot has been finalized, and voting has begun! The ballot, which includes the six North American finalists for the Parnelli Award for Hometown Hero Lighting Company of the Year award (chosen during a separate round of voting in July) is posted online at parnelliaawards.com, and it’s up to YOU, the PLSN reader, to decide who among the nominees will step up to the awards podium at the Rio in Las Vegas on the evening of Oct. 22.

[ lighting pros read more on plsn.com ]

[ sound pros read more on fohonline.com ]

 

 
Aug 29, 2016

Parnelli Week 2016: Closer Than You Think! Reserve Your Seat, Table (and Golf Cart) Today!

LAS VEGAS — Yes, it’s August — and still summertime. But the 2016 Parnelli Awards aren’t some hazy abstraction on the distant horizon. The final awards ballot will be posted online in less than a week. Voting will continue for the month of September. And before you know it, October will be here, and the Parnelli Awards staff will be getting the usual last-minute requests for a seat at this year’s awards gala.

[ read more on plsn.com ]

 
Aug 16, 2016

Hometown Hero Finalists Announced; Deadline for Parnelli Nominations is Aug. 24

LAS VEGAS — PLSN readers have chosen the six regional winners of the 2016 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. The 2016 Parnelli Ballot will be posted on parnelliawards.com in early September. The nominations process for all remaining Parnelli Award categories is now underway. The nominations deadline this year is Aug. 24, 2016.

[ lighting readers read more on plsn.com ]

[ audio readers read more on fohonline.com ]

 
Aug 16, 2016

Hometown Hero Finalists Announced; Deadline for Parnelli Nominations is Aug. 24

LAS VEGAS — PLSN readers have chosen the six regional winners of the 2016 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. The 2016 Parnelli Ballot will be posted on parnelliawards.com in early September. The nominations process for all remaining Parnelli Award categories is now underway. The nominations deadline this year is Aug. 24, 2016.

[ lighting readers read more on plsn.com ]

[ audio readers read more on fohonline.com ]

 
Aug 8, 2016

Guitarist Adrian Belew to Host Parnelli Awards; Nominations Continue to Roll In

LAS VEGAS — The Parnelli Awards Board of Advisors announced that Grammy nominated composer/guitarist Adrian Belew will host the 2016 Parnelli Awards. The event is set for the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday, Oct. 22, just two days after the Parnelli Golf Tournament on Oct. 20.

[ lighting readers read more on plsn.com ]

[ audio readers read more on fohonline.com ]

 
July 18, 2016

More than 30 Sponsors Step Up to Support 2016 Parnelli Awards, Golf Tournament

LAS VEGAS — October may still seem like a long time away, but the planning for the 2016 Parnelli Awards is already revving into high gear, with the first round of voting for regional Hometown Hero companies already underway and nominations for the other Parnelli Awards categories less than two weeks away. As in years past, the live event industry is stepping up to support the 2016 Parnelli Awards gala (Oct. 22) and golf tournament (Oct. 20) in a big way, with more than 30 sponsors announced by mid-July.

[ read more on plsn.com ]

 
June 20, 2016

Nominations Open for 2016 Indispensable Technology "IT" Awards

LAS VEGAS — For the seventh time, PLSN and FRONT of HOUSE readers will have the opportunity to nominate lighting, staging, video and audio technologies worthy of an Indispensable Technology "IT" Award. The awards competition recognizes technologies that have advanced the state of the art in each of those categories within the previous year. The recognition process starts with nominations from readers of each magazine. Top nominated products make it onto the Parnelli Awards ballot for a final vote.

[ read more on plsn.com ]

 
June 1, 2016

Nominations Underway for Parnelli Hometown Hero Awards: Sound

LAS VEGAS — Each year, FRONT of HOUSE honors regional sound companies with our Hometown Hero awards. These awards honor the best small companies in six regions across North America: the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Northwest, Southwest and Canada. FRONT of HOUSE readers — the people who actually work with these companies — get to decide who’s really the best. We are looking for your ideas on the best regional sound production company in the U.S. and Canada. Let us know your faves (and, yes, youcan nominate your own company).

[ read more on fohonline.com ]

 
June 1, 2016

Nominations Underway for Parnelli Hometown Hero Awards: Lighting

LAS VEGAS — Each year, PLSN honors regional lighting companies with our Hometown Hero awards. These awards honor the best small companies in six regions across North America: the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Northwest, Southwest and Canada. PLSN readers — the people who actually work with these companies — get to decide who’s really the best. We are looking for your ideas on the best regional lighting production company in the U.S. and Canada. Let us know your faves (and, yes, you can nominate your own company).

[ read more on plsn.com ]

The Latest from the Parnelli Newsroom:
 
May 24, 2016

Greg Mackie to Receive Parnelli Audio Innovator Honor at Oct. 22 Awards Ceremony

LAS VEGAS — The Parnelli Board of Advisors will honor Greg Mackie, whose groundbreaking work redefined audio mixing, with the 2016 Parnelli Audio Innovator award at this year's ceremony, which is set for Oct. 22, 2016. Note: FRONT of HOUSE inadvertently ran "November 22" instead of "October 22" in the current May issue, page 47. The correct date is Saturday, Oct. 22. FOH regrets the error —ed.

[ read more on fohonline.com ]

 
 
May 23, 2016

Danny O’Bryen to Receive ParnelliVisionary Award at Oct. 22 Ceremony

LAS VEGAS — The Parnelli Board of Advisors announced that Danny O’Bryen, a concert touring video pioneer who co-founded Screenworks, will receive this year’s Visionary award at the annual ceremony, which is set for Oct. 22, 2016.Note: PLSN inadvertently ran "November 22" instead of "October 22" in the current May issue, page 60. The correct date is Saturday, Oct. 22. PLSN regrets the error -ed.)

[ read more on plsn.com ]

 
 
April 19, 2016

Tour Manager Richard Fernandez to Receive 2016 Parnelli Lifetime Achievement Award

LAS VEGAS — The Parnelli Board of Advisors has announced that Richard Fernandez will be honored with the 2016 Parnelli Lifetime Achievement Award. During an enviable 40-plus year career in the live entertainment business, Fernandez served as tour manager for the Faces, the Eagles, Bob Dylan, the New Barbarians, Frank Zappa, Crosby Stills & Nash and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers among others, traveling around the world and back scores of times.

[ read more on plsn.com ]

 

 



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