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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.

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The Latest from the Parnelli Newsroom:
 
November 24, 2014

2014 Parnelli Awards Gala Filled with Emotion, Surprises

LAS VEGAS – It was Vegas, after all, so the bet was on. "We were all voting when Benny [Collins] would start crying, and I said he wouldn't make it through the introduction, and I won," laughs production professional and friend Steve Thomas. Thomas, with Michael Ahern, presented the Parnelli Lifetime Achievement Award to Collins, the live event industry's highest honor. Collins took the stage choked up and shed some tears in giving his appreciation to all he's worked with and made friends with over the years. It was a fitting end to an evening filled with emotions, laughs and tears.

[ read more on plsn.com ]

 
October 28, 2014

In Memoriam: Patrick Stansfield, 70

BURBANK, CA – Patrick Stansfield, 70, tour manager for Neil Diamond, the Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, the Grateful Dead, Santana, Tina Turner and scores of others, died in the early morning hours on Oct. 28, 2014 from kidney failure. Along with his prominence in concert touring, Stansfield was the production mastermind behind the transformation of Dodgers and Yankee Stadiums for papal visits in 1987 and 2008 and was co-founder of the Parnelli Awards, named in memory of his good friend Rick "Parnelli" O'Brien. He was surrounded by family and friends at the Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center here in the days before his death.

[ read more on plsn.com ]

 
September 11, 2014

Registration is Now Open for the 2014 Parnelli Classic Golf Tournament!

LAS VEGAS — If building a stronger relationship with others in the industry is why you're planning to travel to Las Vegas this November, it might be a good idea to "think outside the box" of the hectic Las Vegas Convention Center and picture yourself on the beautiful green expanse of the Siena Golf Club. That's where the PLSN and FRONT of HOUSEParnelli Classic Golf Tournament will take place on Thursday, Nov. 20. Registration is now open and sponsorship opportunities are still available!

[ read more on plsn.com ]

 
September 11, 2014

2014 Hometown Hero Lighting Finalists Announced!

LAS VEGAS — PLSN readers have chosen the six regional winners of the 2014 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. PLSNreaders 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 ]

 
September 11, 2014

2014 Hometown Hero Sound Company Votes Are In!

LAS VEGAS — FRONT OF HOUSE readers have chosen the six regional winners of the 2014 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. FOHreaders will then get a chance to vote on which regional company will be awarded the coveted honor of Parnelli Hometown Hero Sound Company of the Year.

[ read more on fohonline.com ]

 
August 26, 2014

2014 Parnelli Award Nominations Now Open!

LAS VEGAS — Nominations for the 2014 Parnelli Awards, to be presented at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Nov. 22, are now open. PLSN and FRONT of HOUSE subscribers once again have the chance — but only through the end of September — to determine who will be on the Parnelli Awards ballot this year. The 2014 Parnelli Awards Ballot will be open for voting during the month of October.

[ read more ]

 
June 30, 2014

Industry Embraces 14th Annual Parnelli Awards

LAS VEGAS — To date, more than 30 companies have stepped up to support and sponsor the 14th Annual Parnelli Awards, set for Nov. 22 at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas. In addition to presenting awards to our industry's finest professionals and some trail-blazing new products, the event will honor Journey/Michael Jackson tour manager Benny Collins (Lifetime Achievement), Rush's LD Howard Ungerleider (Visionary Award) and Maryland Sound International founder Bob Goldstein (Audio Innovator).

[ read more on plsn.com ]

 
June 25, 2014

Bob Goldstein to Receive Parnelli Audio Innovator Honor

LAS VEGAS — The governing body of the Parnelli Awards announces that Maryland Sound International's founder and pro audio pioneer Bob Goldstein will be the 2014 recipient of the Parnelli Audio Innovator Award. Goldstein founded Maryland Sound International (MSI) in 1966, and throughout his career he's been called on to take on the seemingly impossible.

[ read more on fohonline.com ]

 
June 5, 2014

Howard Ungerleider to Receive Parnelli Visionary Honor

LAS VEGAS — The governing body of the Parnelli Awards announces that Howard Ungerleider will be the 2014 recipient of the Parnelli Visionary Award for his outstanding career and scores of innovations in the lighting and special effect fields.

[ read more on plsn.com ]

 
May 12, 2014

Benny Collins Named 2014 Parnelli Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

LAS VEGAS — The Parnelli Board of Advisors has announced that Benny Collins, production/tour manager for Michael Jackson and Journey, will receive the live event industry's highest honor, the Parnelli Lifetime Achievement Award, at the annual gala ceremony in Las Vegas Nov. 22. Collins has also worked with the likes of David Bowie, Rolling Stones, Madonna and U2, among others.

[ read more on plsn.com ]

 
April 10, 2014

In Memoriam: Mo Morrison, 61

LOS ANGELES — Concert touring pro Mo Morrison, 61, who had been undergoing treatment for cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center here, succumbed to the disease April 7, 2014. He is pictured here on Nov. 23, 2013, accepting the inaugural Parnelli Hall of Fame lifetime achievement honor.

[ read more on plsn.com ]

 
November 24, 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 Rob 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 fohonline.com ]

 
November 17, 2013

Parnelli Audio Innovator Mark Engebretson

The pro audio world is filled with clichés. On the one hand, you've got the "mad scientist" type who toils away at the workbench creating seemingly magical solutions. The other is the funny, gregarious marketing guy who can price a product to sell. Now what if there was someone who was both of those things? Mark Engebretson. The 2013 recipient of the Parnelli Audio Innovator Award, Engebretson is likely the most influential pro sound engineer you've never heard of.

[ read more on fohonline.com ]

 
November 11, 2013

2013 Parnelli Awards Breaks Pre-Registration Record

LAS VEGAS — Odds are pretty good that the 2013 Parnelli Awards, set for the Mirage Las Vegas Nov. 23, will break all previous attendance records. How good? Well, for starters, the total number of reserved tickets has already exceeded the total attendance for any previous show.

[ read more on plsn.com ]

 
October 18, 2013

George Travis, Winner of the 2013 Parnelli Lifetime Achievement Award

George Travis knows who the real boss is.

"You end up being part of this little touring group that can be a tight, dysfunctional family that shares one goal: putting on a good show," he says. "We have to remember that when the music starts, we have 8,000 to 80,000 bosses who are the audience. The biggest excitement in this business is when the concert starts. Then you have your immediate reward… or you can also have your immediate judgment!"

[ read more on fohonline.com ]

 
October 18, 2013

2013 Hometown Hero Regional Sound Honorees

This year's lot of regional winners is a good mix of those companies across North America that are serving their communities and beyond. It's one thing to be a guy with some gear that fits in a pickup and is stored in a garage, and it's another to be a huge national company with loads of resources at your fingertips — that's how we imagine it, anyway! But it's those in the "middle" who can (and have the nerve to) invest in the gear to keep their company relevant and also surround themselves with an exceptionally talented crew.Anybody in this category is a hero in our book. The people and companies that follow got an extra nod of approval from FRONT of HOUSE readers — including many of their peers.

[ read more on fohonline.com ]

 
October 11, 2013

Mo Morrison Inducted in 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 of PLSN/FOHmagazines. "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 fohonline.com ]

 
September 18, 2013

Micky Dolenz to Host 2013 Parnelli Awards; Nominations End Friday, Sept. 27

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 HOUSE magazines. "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 ]

 
September 10, 2013

Parnelli Hometown Hero Sound Company Finalists Announced!

LAS VEGAS — FRONT of HOUSE 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 automatically be entered on the Parnelli Awards ballot. FOHreaders will then get a chance to vote on which regional company will be awarded the coveted honor of Parnelli Hometown Hero Sound Company of 2013.

[ read more on fohonline.com ]

 
September 9, 2013

Parnelli Hometown Hero Lighting Company Finalists Announced!

ddLAS 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 ]

 
September 10, 2013

More Than 30 Sponsors Sign On to Support 2013 Parnelli Awards

LAS VEGAS — To date, more than 30 sponsoring companies have stepped up and announced their support for the 13th Annual Parnelli Awards, set for Nov. 23 at the Mirage Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.  The event will honor loudspeaker designer Mark Engebretson with the Audio Innovator award. Others to receive top honors include longtime Bruce Springsteen tour manager George Travis (Lifetime Achievement) and Eric Pearce of SGPS (Visionary Award).

[ read more on fohonline.com ]

 


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