Pollstar Award Winners

23rd Annual Pollstar Awards Winners
February 3, 2012 – Club Nokia Los Angeles

Winners in bold.

Major Tour of the Year
Bon Jovi
Jason Aldean
Lady Gaga
Roger Waters
Taylor Swift

Most Creative Stage Production
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
Roger Waters

Best New Touring Artist
The Black Keys
Bon Iver
Bruno Mars
Foster The People
Wiz Khalifa

Red Rocks Award for Small Outdoor Venue
Chastain Park (Atlanta, GA)
Filene Center At Wolf Trap (Vienna, VA)
Greek Theatre (Berkeley, CA)
Greek Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)
Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion (Gilford, NH)
Mountain Winery (Saratoga, CA)

Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue
Gorge Amphitheatre (George, WA)
Hollywood Bowl (Los Angeles, CA)
Mann Center For The Performing Arts (Philadelphia, PA)
Merriweather Post Pavilion (Columbia, MD)
Molson Canadian Amphitheatre (Toronto, ON)
Verizon Wireless Amph. At Encore Park (Alpharetta, GA)

Arena of the Year
Air Canada Centre (Toronto, ON)
BOK Center (Tulsa, OK)
Bridgestone Arena (Nashville, TN)
Madison Square Garden (New York, NY)
Philips Arena (Atlanta, GA)
Staples Center (Los Angeles, CA)

Theatre of the Year
Beacon Theatre (New York, NY)
Fox Theatre (Atlanta, GA)
Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE (Los Angeles, CA)
Radio City Music Hall (New York, NY)
Ryman Auditorium (Nashville, TN)
Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie (Grand Prairie, TX)

Nightclub of the Year
9:30 Club (Washington, DC)
Bowery Ballroom (New York, NY)
Club Nokia (Los Angeles, CA)
House Of Blues (Boston, MA)
The Independent (San Francisco, CA)
Showbox At The Market (Seattle, WA)
Troubadour (W. Hollywood, CA)

Best New Major Concert Venue
Amway Center (Orlando, FL)
Austin City Limits Live At The Moody Theater (Austin, TX)
KFC Yum! Center (Louisville, KY)
Raleigh Amphitheater (Raleigh, NC)
Stage AE (Pittsburgh, PA)
Tuscaloosa Amphitheater (Tuscaloosa, AL)

Facility Executive of the Year
John Bolton (BOK Center, Tulsa, OK)
Lee Zeidman (Staples Ctr., Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, CA)
Rena Wasserman (Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA)
Rick Merrill (Gibson Amph. At Univ. CityWalk, Los Angeles, CA)
Stacey Levine (The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA)
Steve Kirsner (HP Pavilion, San Jose, CA)

Major Music Festival of the Year (non-touring)
Austin City Limits Music Festival (Austin, TX)
Bonnaroo Music Festival (Manchester, TN)
Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Indio, CA)
Electric Daisy Carnival (Las Vegas, NV)
Lollapalooza Festival (Chicago, IL)

Music Festival of the Year (non-touring)
The Hangout Music and Beach Festival (Gulf Shores, AL)
Life is good Festival (Canton, MA)
Mountain Jam Festival (Hunter Mountain, NY)
Newport Folk Festival (Newport, RI)
Pitchfork Music Festival (Chicago, IL)
Sasquatch! Music Festival (George, WA)
Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival (Ozark, AR)

Bobby Brooks Award for Agent of the Year
Don Muller (William Morris Endeavor Entertainment)
Jonathan Levine (Paradigm)
Kirk Sommer (William Morris Endeavor Entertainment)
Marc Geiger (William Morris Endeavor Entertainment)
Mitch Rose (Creative Artists Agency)
Rod Essig (Creative Artists Agency)
Scott Morris (International Creative Management)
Tom Windish (The Windish Agency)

Third Coast Booking Agent of the Year
Brian Hill (Paradigm)
Buck Williams (Progressive Global Agency)
Heath Baumhor (APA)
Jay Williams (William Morris Endeavor Entertainment)
John Huie (Creative Artists Agency)
Kevin Neal (Buddy Lee Attractions)
Rob Beckham (William Morris Endeavor Entertainment)
Scott Clayton (Creative Artists Agency)

Independent Booking Agency of the Year
The Billions Corporation
Buddy Lee Attractions
Ground Control Touring
High Road Touring
New Frontier Touring
Pinnacle Entertainment
Progressive Global Agency
The Windish Agency

Booking Agency of the Year
The Agency Group
Creative Artists Agency
International Creative Management
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment

Personal Manager of the Year
Andy Mendelsohn (Kings Of Leon)
Clarence Spalding (Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts)
Coran Capshaw (DMB, Phish, Tim McGraw)
Gary Borman (Lady Antebellum)
John Silva (Foo Fighters, Beck, Ryan Adams)
Robert Allen (Taylor Swift)
Roger Davies (Sade, Cher, Pink)
Steve Jensen (Katy Perry, k.d. lang)

Road Warrior of the Year
Chris Kansy (Roger Waters)
Gus Brandt (Foo Fighters, Blink-182)
Jake Berry (U2, Walking With Dinosaurs)
Jesse Sandler (Bon Jovi)
Kevin Freeman (Brad Paisley)
Mo Morrison (Lady Gaga)
Richard Glasgow (Phish)
Rob Kern (Journey)

Bill Graham Award for Promoter of the Year
Arny Granat & Jerry Mickelson (Jam Productions)
Danny Zelisko (Danny Zelisko Presents)
Don Fox (Beaver Productions)
Gregg Perloff (Another Planet Entertainment)
Larry & Fred Frank (Frank Productions)
Louis Messina (The Messina Group)
Mike Smardak (Outback Concerts)
Seth Hurwitz (I.M.P.)

Talent Buyer of the Year
Andy Cirzan (Jam Productions)
Anthony Nicolaidis (Live Nation Texas)
Bob Roux (Live Nation)
Brian O’Connell (Live Nation)
Don Strasburg (AEG Live)
Don Sullivan (Jam Productions)
Huston Powell (C3 Presents)
Joe Litvag (AEG Live Midwest)

Nightclub Talent Buyer of the Year
Brian Smith (Troubadour, W. Hollywood, CA)
Bryan Duquette (The Independent, San Francisco; Fox Theater, Oakland, CA)
Chad Queirolo (Showbox SoDo, Showbox At The Market, Seattle, WA)
Donna Busch (The Music Box, El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA)
Greg Siegel (Hollywood Palladium, The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA)
Johnny Beach (Bowery Ballroom, Webster Hall, NY)
Lesley Olenik (Club Nokia, Los Angeles, CA, Fox Theater, Pomona, CA)
Ryan Vangel (House Of Blues, Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA)

Lighting Company of the Year
Bandit Lites
Christie Lites
Epic Production Technologies

Sound Company of the Year
Eighth Day Sound Systems
Rat Sound Systems
Sound Image

Staging or Equipment Company of the Year
Accurate Staging
All Access Staging & Productions
Brown United
Tait Towers

Transportation Company of the Year
Hemphill Brothers Coach Co.
Rock-It Cargo
Stage Call

Video Company of the Year
Chaos Visual Productions
Moo TV
PRG Nocturne Productions
XL Video

UK Booking Agent of the Year
Emma Banks (Creative Artists Agency)
John Giddings (Solo Agency)
Neil Warnock (The Agency Group)
Rod MacSween (International Talent Booking)
Russell Warby (William Morris Endeavor Entertainment)
Steve Strange (X-ray Touring)

International Promoter of the Year
Barrie Marshall (Marshall Arts)
Marek Lieberberg (Marek Lieberberg Konzertagentur)
Michael Chugg (Chugg Entertainment)
Michael Gudinski (Frontier Touring Company)
Peter Aiken (Aiken Promotions)
Scumeck Sabottka (MCT Agentur)
Simon Moran (SJM Concerts)
Steve Homer (Live Nation UK)

International Music Festival of the Year
Download Festival (UK)
Fuji Rock Festival (Japan)
Glastonbury Festival (UK)
Lollapalooza Chile (Chile)
Reading Festival (UK)
Rock In Rio (Brazil)
Rock Werchter (Belgium)

International Venue of the Year
Foro Sol (Mexico City, Mexico)
LG Arena (Birmingham, UK)
The O2 (London, UK)
The O2 (Dublin, Ireland)
O2 World (Berlin, Germany)
Royal Albert Hall (London, UK)
Wembley Arena (London, UK)


See Also: Pollstar Awards Archive