IEBA Reveals 2019 Industry Awards Nominees

The International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA) has revealed the full slate of nominees for its Industry Awards, to be presented at the Honors & Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, during IEBA’s 49th Annual Conference at JW Marriott in Nashville.

Nominees for this year’s awards are:

Club of the Year

• The Armory – Minneapolis, MN
• Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY
• First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
• Joe’s on Weed Street – Chicago, IL
• The Sylvee – Madison, WI
• Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA
• Webster Hall – New York, NY

Casino of the Year

• Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa – Rancho Mirage, CA
• Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa – Atlantic City, NJ
• Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant, OK
• Foxwoods Resort Casino – Mashantucket, CT
• Parx Casino – Bensalem, PA
• River Spirit Casino Resort – Tulsa, OK
• Seven Feathers Casino Resort – Canyonville, OR
• Treasure Island Resort & Casino – Welch, MN

Ryman Auditorium Theater of the Year

• Beacon Theatre – New York, NY
• Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts – Cerritos, CA
• FM Kirby Center – Wilkes-Barre, PA
• The Fox Theatre – Atlanta, GA
• Historic Theatre Group (Orpheum, State, & Pangea) – Minneapolis, MN
• Microsoft Theater – Los Angeles, CA
• Paramount Theatre – Denver, CO
• Tobin Center for the Performing Arts – San Antonio, TX

Arena of the Year

• Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
• Fiserv Forum – Milwaukee, WI
• Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
• STAPLES Center – Los Angeles, CA
• T-Mobile Arena – Las Vegas, NV
• Tacoma Dome – Tacoma, WA
• Talking Stick Resort Arena – Phoenix, AZ
• United Center – Chicago, IL

Amphitheater of the Year

• Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre – Greenwood Village, CO
• Filene Center at Wolf Trap – Vienna, VA
• Forest Hills Stadium – Queens, NY
• The Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA
• Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY
• Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
• The Saint Augustine Amphitheatre – Saint Augustine, Florida
• State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park – Atlanta, GA

Fair of the Year

• California Mid-State Fair – Paso Robles, CA
• Mississippi Valley Fair – Davenport, IA
• Ohio State Fair – Columbus, OH
• San Diego County Fair – Del Mar, CA
• State Fair of Texas – Dallas, TX
• Wisconsin State Fair – West Allis, WI

Festival of the Year

• Austin City Limits Music Festival – Austin, TX
• Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival – Manchester, TN
• Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL
• Newport Folk Festival – Newport, RI
• Outside Lands – San Francisco, CA
• Stagecoach Festival – Indio, CA

Club Buyer of the Year

• Danny Bell – AEG Presents
• Donna Busch – Goldenvoice
• Pat Fielder – Mammoth
• David Fitzgerald – DCF Concerts
• Margaret Galton – C3 Presents
• Sonia Grover – First Avenue
• Josh Moore – The Bowery Presents

Casino Buyer of the Year

• Deana Baker – Choctaw Casino & Resort
• Billy Brill – Billy Alan Productions
• Leslie Goodwin – C3 Presents
• Leslie Master – Live Nation
• Brian Moore – AEG Presents
• Lori Otelsberg – Signature Entertainment
• Robyn Smith Levi – Boyd Gaming
• Joe Soper – Mohegan Sun

Corporate Buyer of the Year

• Annie Eifler – Gulf Coast Entertainment
• Debbie Meyers-Shock – BRAVO! Entertainment
• Clare O’Boyle – Jack Morton Worldwide
• Corey Shapoff – SME Entertainment Group, A Live Nation Company
• Kevin Underwood – LEO Events
• Danny Ward – Ward & Ames Special Events, Inc.
• Rick Whetsel – G7 Entertainment Marketing

International Buyer of the Year

• Michael Chugg – Chugg Entertainment (Australia)
• Jim Cressman – Invictus Entertainment (Canada)
• Steve Homer – AEG Presents (UK)
• Simon Jones – AEG Presents (UK)
• Jobst-Henning Neerman – KBK Konzert GmbH (Germany)
• Peter Noble – Bluesfest Touring (Australia)
• Riley O’Connor – Live Nation (Canada)
• Bec Sutherland – Live Nation (Australasia)

Fair Buyer of the Year

• Todd Boltin – Variety Attractions
• Clay Campbell – Triangle Talent
• Cathy Mordente – San Diego County Fair
• Pat Powelson – Jayson Promotions
• Nina Rojas – Neste Live
• Lisa Sexton – OC Fair
• Suzanne Wilson – Wilson Events, Inc.

Festival Buyer of the Year

• Amy Corbin – C3 Presents
• Tom Hoppa – BottleRock Napa Valley
• Mark Monahan – Ottawa Bluesfest
• Brian O’Connell – Live Nation
• Huston Powell – C3 Presents
• Stacy Vee – Messina Touring Group

Venue Executive of the Year

• Zane Collings – SMG Jacksonville
• Becky Colwell – The Greek Theatre
• Laurie Jacoby – MSG Entertainment
• David Kells – Bridgestone Arena
• Geni Lincoln – The Forum
• Kristin Ropp – U.S. Bank Arena
• Sean Saadeh – Prudential Center
• Casey Sparks – BOK Center

Young Professional of the Year

• Sabrina Butera – CAA
• Joe Giordano – BOK Center
• Zach Hartley – Paradigm Talent Agency
• Emily Katz – Mammoth
• Emily Mayer – AEG Presents
• Andrew Saunders – STAPLES Center & Microsoft Theater
• Julian Wurpel – APA

Talent Agent of the Year

• Sara Bollwinkel – Paradigm Talent Agency
• Scott Clayton – WME
• Lenore Kinder – Paradigm Talent Agency
• Adam Kornfeld – AGI
• Jeff Krones – CAA
• Aaron Tannenbaum – CAA

Promoter of the Year

• Jared Braverman – Live Nation
• Don Fox – Beaver Productions
• Alex Hodges – Nederlander Concerts
• Darin Lashinsky – NS2
• Debra Rathwell – AEG Presents
• Rich Schaefer – AEG Presents
• Mike Smardak – Outback Concerts
• Brad Wavra – Live Nation

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