26th Annual Pollstar Awards Nominees Announced

pollstar awards1The 26th Annual Pollstar Awards have announced nominees in various categories. The Pollstar Awards will return to the Ryman Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. The 26th Annual Pollstar Awards is the concluding event to Pollstar Live! 2015, and honors artists and individuals in the concert industry.

A partial list of nominees is below. For a full list, visit pollstarpro.com.

MAJOR TOUR OF THE YEAR
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Bruno Mars
Jason Aldean
Jay Z / Beyoncé
Justin Timberlake
Katy Perry
One Direction
Paul McCartney

BEST NEW TOURING ARTIST
5 Seconds Of Summer
Bastille
Brantley Gilbert
Hozier
Kacey Musgraves
Lorde
Sam Smith

MAJOR MUSIC FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR
Austin City Limits | Austin, TX
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival | Manchester, TN
Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival | Indio, CA
Firefly Music Festival | Dover, DE
Lollapalooza Festival | Chicago, IL
Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival | San Francisco, CA
Stagecoach: California’s Country Music Festival | Indio, CA

THEATRE OF THE YEAR
Beacon Theatre |New York, NY
Chicago Theatre | Chicago, IL
Fox Theatre | Atlanta, GA
Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE | Los Angeles, CA
Radio City Music Hall | New York, NY
Ryman Auditorium | Nashville, TN

ARENA OF THE YEAR
Air Canada Centre | Toronto, ON
Barclays Center | Brooklyn, NY
Bridgestone Arena | Nashville, TN
Forum | Inglewood, CA
Madison Square Garden Arena | New York, NY
Staples Center | Los Angeles, CA

FACILITY EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
Christy Castillo Butcher | Staples Center, Nokia Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
David Kells | Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
Ralph Marchetta | US Airways Center – Phoenix, AZ
Rena Wasserman | Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Sally Williams | Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
Sean Saadeh | Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY

NIGHTCLUB TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR
Adam Weiser|Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
Edward Warm | Joe’s Bar – Chicago, IL
Lesley Olenik | Club Nokia – Los Angeles, CA / Fox Theater – Pomona, CA
Roger LeBlanc | Canyon Club, The Coach House – So. Cal. / War Memorial Auditorium – Nashville, TN
Ryan Vangel | House of Blues, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion – Boston, MA
Sonia Grover | First Avenue, 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN

TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR
Andy Cirzan | Jam Productions
Brian O’Connell | Live Nation Nashville
Debra Rathwell | AEG Live Northeast
Donna Busch | AEG Live/Concerts West / Goldenvoice
Gary Osier | Gary Osier Presents
Huston Powell | C3 Presents
Jeff Trisler | Live Nation Northwest
Lenore Kinder | AEG Live / The Messina Group

BILL GRAHAM AWARD PROMOTER OF THE YEAR
Ashley Capps | AC Entertainment
Charles Attal | C3 Presents
Dan Steinberg | Square Peg Concerts
Darin Lashinsky | NS2
Gregg Perloff | Another Planet Entertainment
Larry & Fred Frank | Frank Productions
Seth Hurwitz | I.M.P.

THIRD COAST AGENT OF THE YEAR
Adam Voith |The Billions Corporation
Andrew Colvin | Ground Control Touring
Hunter Williams | Creative Artists Agency
Jay Williams | WME
Jeffrey Hasson | Paradigm
Kevin Neal | WME
Paul Lohr | New Frontier Touring
Scott Clayton | Creative Artists Agency

BOBBY BROOKS AWARD AGENT OF THE YEAR
Andrew Ellis | APA
Brian Manning | Creative Artists Agency
Chip Hooper | Paradigm
John Huie | Creative Artists Agency
Kirk Sommer | WME
Lee Anderson | AM Only
Tom Windish | The Windish Agency

PERSONAL MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Bruce Allen | Michael Bublé, Bryan Adams
Charlie Walker | Bassnectar
Clarence Spalding | Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts
Coran Capshaw | Dave Matthews Band, Phish, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley
George Couri & Bruce Kalmick | Eli Young Band, Sam Hunt, Chase Rice, Joe Nichols
John Peets | The Black Keys, Eric Church
John Silva | Nine Inch Nails, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age
Steve Jensen & Bradford Cobb | Katy Perry

ROAD WARRIOR OF THE YEAR
Angie Warner | Imagine Dragons
Chuck Hull | Keith Urban
George Travis | Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Gus Brandt | Foo Fighters, Pharrell Williams
Harry Sandler | Katy Perry
Keith Keller | Drake, Queen

VIDEO COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Chaos Visual Productions
Moo TV
PRG Nocturne Productions
Screenworks
XL Video

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