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

And here are the winners:

Major Tour of the Year


Most Creative Stage Production


Best New Touring Artist

Arcade Fire

Most Creative Tour Package

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

/ The Black Crowes

Music Festival of the Year

Austin City Limits Music Festival

International Music Festival of the Year

Glastonbury Festival

Artist Development Executive of the Year

Harvey Leeds

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

Third Coast Agent of the Year

Rod Essig

Facility Executive of the Year

Laurie Jacoby

Talent Buyer of the Year

Bob Shea

Nightclub Talent Buyer of the Year

Michael Yerke

Personal Manager of the Year

Pat Magnarella

Road Warrior of the Year

Jake Berry

Independent Promoter of the Year

Another Planet Entertainment

International Booking Agency of the Year

The Agency Group

Arena of the Year

Madison Square Garden

Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue

Hollywood Bowl

Best New Major Concert Venue

Nokia Theatre Times Square

International Large Venue of the Year

Coliseo de Puerto Rico

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

Nightclub of the Year

House of Blues Chicago

Red Rocks Award / Best Small Outdoor Venue

Greek Theatre, Los Angeles

Sound Company of the Year

Clair Bros. / Showco

Staging / Equipment Company of the Year


Theatre of the Year

Radio City Music Hall

Transportation Company of the Year

Rock-It Cargo

Video Company of the Year