The 22nd annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards took place at Club Nokia in Los Angeles Feb. 5. Featuring G4 television network’s “Web Soup” host Chris Hardwick as master of ceremonies, the evening included delicious food, an open bar and opportunities for concert professionals to network, network, network.
Voted upon by their peers in the biz, here are the winners for concert year 2010.
Major Tour of the Year – Roger Waters
Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Wash.
December 11, 2010
Most Creative Tour Package – James Taylor / Carole King
Most Creative Stage Production – Roger Waters
Best New Touring Artist – Lady Antebellum
Music Festival of the Year (non-touring) – Coachella Valley Music Festival (Indio, CA)
International Music Festival of the Year – Glastonbury Festival (UK)
The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne. Glastonbury Festival, Pilton, U.K.
June 25, 2010
Nightclub of the Year – Club Nokia (Los Angeles, CA)
Theatre of the Year – Ryman Auditorium (Nashville, TN)
Best New Major Concert Venue – Consol Energy Center (Pittsburgh, PA)
Red Rocks Award for Small Outdoor Venue – Greek Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)
Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue – Hollywood Bowl (Los Angeles, CA)
32nd annual Playboy Jazz Festival, Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, Calif.
June 12, 2010
Arena of the Year – Madison Square Garden Arena (New York, NY)
International Theatre of the Year – Royal Albert Hall (London, UK)
International Arena of the Year – The O2 (London, UK)
Facility Executive of the Year – Rena Wasserman (Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA)
Bill Graham Award for Promoter of the Year – Debra Rathwell (AEG Live - Northeast)
Nightclub Talent Buyer of the Year – Johnny Beach (Bowery Ballroom, NY)
Independent Promoter of the Year – Arny Granat & Jerry Mickelson (Jam Productions)
Talent Buyer of the Year – Don Sullivan (Jam Productions)
International Promoter of the Year – Michael Chugg (Chugg Entertainment)
Booking Agency of the Year – Creative Artists Agency
Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Regency Park, Cary, N.C.
September 23, 2010
Independent Booking Agency of the Year – Monterey International
Bobby Brooks Award for Agent of the Year – Frank Riley (High Road Touring)
Third Coast Booking Agent of the Year – John Huie (Creative Artists Agency)
UK Booking Agent of the Year – Emma Banks (Creative Artists Agency)
Personal Manager of the Year – Coran Capshaw (Dave Matthews Band, Phish, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill)
North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, S.C.
November 17, 2010
Road Warrior of the Year – Jake Berry (U2, Walking With Dinosaurs)
Lighting Company of the Year – Upstaging
Sound Company of the Year – Clair
Staging or Equipment Company of the Year – All Access Staging & Productions
Transportation Company of the Year – Rock-It-Cargo
Video Company of the Year – MooTV