Pollstar 2005 Award Winners

The 17th annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards show took place last night at The Theatre at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas The star-studded event was again hosted by Lewis Black, who spared no one with his biting commentary on the industry.

All kidding aside, the awards honored the cream of the concert biz for their 2005 accomplishments.

And here are the winners:

Arena of the Year
Madison Square Garden

Artist Development Executive of the Year
Harvey Leeds

Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue
Hollywood Bowl

Best New Major Concert Venue
Nokia Theatre Times Square

Best New Touring Artist
Arcade Fire

Bill Graham Award / Promoter of the Year
Charles Attal

Bobby Brooks Award / Agent of the Year
Tom Chauncey

Booking Agency of the Year
Creative Artists Agency

Boutique Booking Agency of the Year
Little Big Man Booking

Facility Executive of the Year
Laurie Jacoby

Independent Promoter of the Year
Another Planet Entertainment

International Booking Agency of the Year
The Agency Group

International Large Venue of the Year
Coliseo de Puerto Rico

International Music Festival of the Year
Glastonbury Festival

International Promoter of the Year
Live Nation / Clear Channel UK

International Small Venue of the Year
Royal Albert Hall

Lighting Company of the Year
Bandit Lites

Major Tour of the Year

Most Creative Stage Production

Most Creative Tour Package
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers / The Black Crowes

Music Festival of the Year
Austin City Limits Music Festival

Nightclub of the Year
House of Blues Chicago

Nightclub Talent Buyer of the Year
Michael Yerke

Personal Manager of the Year
Pat Magnarella

Red Rocks Award / Best Small Outdoor Venue
Greek Theatre, Los Angeles

Road Warrior of the Year
Jake Berry

Sound Company of the Year
Clair Bros. / Showco

Staging / Equipment Company of the Year

Talent Buyer of the Year
Bob Shea

Theatre of the Year
Radio City Music Hall

Third Coast Agent of the Year
Rod Essig

Transportation Company of the Year
Rock-It Cargo

Video Company of the Year