Ballots For Pollstar Awards Due Friday, Dec. 21

With Pollstar Live! and the 30th annual Pollstar Awards quickly approaching, only a limited amount of time remains for voters to cast their ballots. Pollstar subscribers and attendees of the 2019 Pollstar Live! conference are eligible to vote for the awards, which recognize the industry’s most successful artists, executives, venues, events and companies. Ballots must be cast by this Friday, Dec. 21.

Winners will be honored at the Pollstar Awards ceremony, held at the conclusion of the Pollstar Live! Conference, which runs Feb. 11-13 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
For the 2019 installment of the Pollstar Awards – the 30th annual iteration of the event – more than 2,000 agents, managers, promoters, venue operators and other professionals helped to select nominees. And for the first time, Pollstar also factored in its industry-leading box office data in its deliberations.
Additionally, Pollstar added several awards categories, including honors for Best Residency, Best Support/Special Guest, Best Non-Music Tour, Best Brand Partnership, Best Touring Musician and Best Soft Ticket Act.
Nominated talent includes Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Bruno Mars, Drake, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Justin Timberlake, Post Malone, Foo Fighters and many more. As always, luminaries of the live entertainment business are also nominated.
“For 30 years, the Pollstar Awards have been the definitive recognition for achievement in the touring industry, and we are honored and privileged to again recognize the elite artists, venues, and executives in the world of live entertainment,” said Tim Leiweke, CEO of Oak View Group, parent company of Pollstar. “This is a thrilling time to be in the business of live, and we remain inspired by the level of professionalism, creativity and fan engagement exhibited by those who make up our nominees for the 2019 Pollstar Awards, and across the industry.”
See the full slate of nominees for the 30th Annual Pollstar Awards below — and remember to vote by this Friday, Dec. 21.
Major Tour of the Year 
Ed Sheeran | ÷ Tour 
Taylor Swift | Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour 
Bruno Mars | 24K Magic World Tour 
Beyoncé & Jay-Z | On The Run II Tour 
Drake | Aubrey & The Three Amigos Tour 
Best Rock Tour 
Foo Fighters | Concrete and Gold Tour 2018 
Panic! At The Disco | Pray for the Wicked Tour 
Metallica | WorldWired Tour 
Imagine Dragons | ƎVOLVE World Tour 
Def Leppard/Journey | Def Leppard & Journey Tour 
Eagles | An Evening With The Eagles 
Best Hip-Hop/R&B 
Drake | Aubrey & The Three Amigos Tour 
Beyoncé & Jay-Z | On The Run II Tour 
Post Malone | Beerbongs & Bentleys Tour 
Travis Scott | Astroworld: Wish You Were Here Tour 
Top Dawg Entertainment (Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock & More) | 
The Championship Tour 
Childish Gambino | This Is America Tour 
Best Pop Tour 
Ed Sheeran | ÷ Tour 
Pink | Beautiful Trauma World Tour 
Taylor Swift | Reputation Stadium Tour 
Bruno Mars | 24K Magic World Tour 
Justin Timberlake | The Man Of The Woods Tour 
Harry Styles | Harry Styles: Live On Tour 
Best Country Tour 
Chris Stapleton | Chris Stapleton’s All-American Road Show Tour 
Kenny Chesney | Trip Around the Sun Tour 
Luke Bryan | What Makes You Country Tour 
Keith Urban | Graffiti U World Tour 
Thomas Rhett | Life Changes Tour 2018 
Shania Twain | NOW Tour 
Best Latin Tour 
J Balvin | Vibras Tour 
Luis Miguel | México Por Siempre Tour 
Ozuna | Aura Tour 
Shakira | El Dorado World Tour 
Romeo Santos | Golden Tour 
Bad Bunny | La Nueva Religion Tour 
Best Comedy Tour 
Kevin Hart | The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour 
Sebastian Maniscalco | Stay Hungry Tour 
Dave Chappelle & Jon Stewart | 
Jim Jefferies | The Night Talker Tour 
Jerry Seinfeld | Jerry Seinfeld Live 
Steve Martin & Martin Short | Steve Martin & Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest of Your Life 
Best Support/Special Guest 
Kacey Musgraves | Harry Styles – Harry Styles: Live 
Kane Brown | Chris Young – Losing Sleep World Tour 
Kelsea Ballerini | Keith Urban – Graffiti U World Tour 
The Struts | Foo Fighters – Concrete and Gold Tour 2018 
Migos | Drake – Aubrey & The Three Amigos Tour 
Lauv | Ed Sheeran – ÷ Tour
Best Residency 
Billy Joel | Madison Square Garden Arena 
Bruce Springsteen | Walter Kerr Theatre 
Celine Dion | Colosseum at Caesars Palace 
Elton John | Colosseum at Caesars Palace 
Jennifer Lopez | Zappos Theater in the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino 
Backstreet Boys | Zappos Theater in the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino 
Best Soft Ticket Act 
10,000 Maniacs 
Air Supply 
Donny & Marie 
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 
Best Non-Music Tour of the Year 
Pod Tours America 
Becoming: An Intimate Conversation With Michelle Obama 
Peppa Pig’s Surprise 
WWE Monday Night Raw 
Cirque du Soleil Crystal 
Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour Presented by Pull-Ups 
Best New Headliner 
Greta Van Fleet 
Billie Eilish 
Harry Styles 
Luke Combs 
Kane Brown 
Post Malone 
Music Festival Over 30K Capacity 
Coachella | Indio, CA 
Lollapalooza | Chicago, IL 
Stagecoach | Indio, CA 
Austin City Limits Music Festival | Austin, TX 
Bonnaroo | Manchester, TN 
BottleRock Napa Valley | Napa, CA 
Outside Lands | San Francisco, CA 
Music Festival Under 30K Capacity 
Newport Folk Festival | Newpork, RI 
The Hangout Beach, Music & Arts Festival | Gulf Shores, AL 
Desert Daze | Lake Perris, CA 
Forecastle | Louisville, KY 
Moon River | Chattanooga, TN 
The Ohana Fest | Dana Point, CA 
Nightclub of the Year 
Brooklyn Steel | Brooklyn, N.Y. 
9:30 Club | Washington, D.C. 
The Anthem | Washington, D.C. 
Irving Plaza | New York, N.Y. 
Brooklyn Bowl | Brooklyn, N.Y. 
Thalia Hall | Chicago, IL 
Theatre of the Year 
Ryman Auditorium | Nashville, TN 
Radio City Music Hall | New York, NY 
Beacon Theatre | New York, NY 
Chicago Theater | Chicago, IL 
Fox Theater Oakland | Oakland, CA 
Fox Theatre Atlanta | Atlanta, GA 
Arvest Bank Theatre At The Midland | Kansas City, MO
Arena of the Year 
The Forum | Inglewood, CA 
Madison Square Garden Arena | New York, NY 
Bridgestone Arena | Nashville, TN 
Barclays Center | Brooklyn, NY 
Golden 1 Center | Sacramento, CA 
02 Arena | London, UK 
Best Outdoor Concert Venue 
Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO 
Hollywood Bowl | Los Angeles, CA 
Forest Hills Stadium | Queens, NY 
Greek Theatre | Los Angeles, CA 
Ascend Amphitheatre | Nashville, TN 
Gorge Amphiteatre | George, WA 
Merriweather Post Pavilion | Columbia, MD 
Best New Concert Venue 
The Sylvee | Madison, WI 
Avenir Centre | Moncton, New Brunswick, CA 
Fiserv Forum | Milwaukee, WI 
The Rooftop at Pier 17 | New York, NY 
Metropolitan Opera House | Philadelphia, PA 
The Armory | Minneapolis, MN 
Elsewhere | Brooklyn, NY 
Venue Executive of the Year 
Keith Sheldon, Barclays Center 
Jeff Nickler, BOK Center 
David Kells, Bridgestone Arena 
Laurie Jacoby, Madison Square Garden 
Chris Wright, Oracle Arena and Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 
James Rasmussen, Golden 1 Center 
Becky Colwell, Greek Theatre 
Talent Buyer of the Year 
Stacy Vee, Goldenvoice 
Amy Corbin, C3 Presents 
Don Strasburg, AEG Presents 
Geoff Gordon, Live Nation 
Huston Powell, C3 Presents 
Sonia Grover, First Avenue 
Stacie George, Live Nation 
Bill Graham Award-Promoter of the Year 
Louis Messina, Messina Touring Group 
Ryan McElrath, Live Nation Touring 
Brian O’Connell, Live Nation Country 
Gregg Perloff, Another Planet Entertainment 
Arthur Fogel, Live Nation Global Touring 
Ali Harnell, AEG Presents 
International Promoter of the Year 
Simon Moran, SJM Concerts 
Barrie Marshall, Marshal Arts Ltd 
Jim King, AEG Presents 
Denis Desmond, MCD Productions 
Michael Chugg, Chugg Entertainment 
Folkert Koopmans, FKP Scorpio 
Bobby Brooks Award – Agent of the Year 
Marty Diamond, Paradigm Talent Agency 
Jay Williams, William Morris Endeavor 
Andrew Simon, Creative Artists Agency 
John Marx, William Morris Endeavor 
Adam Kornfeld, Artist Group International 
Cheryl Paglierani, United Talent Agency 
Cara Lewis, Cara Lewis Group 
International Booking Agent of the Year 
Emma Banks, Creative Artists Agency 
James Whitting, CODA 
Neil Warnock, United Talent Agency 
Rod MacSween, International Talent Booking 
Steve Strange, X-Ray Touring 
Jon Ollier, Creative Artists Agency 
Booking Agency of the Year 
William Morris Endeavor 
Paradigm Talent Agency 
Creative Artists Agency 
United Talent Agency 
Artist Group International 
Agency for the Performing Arts 
Rising Star 
Joe Giordano Jr., BOK Center 
Michael Owens, Chesapeake Energy Arena 
Jared Braverman, Live Nation 
Brittanie Delava, AEG Presents 
Cheryl Paglierani, United Talent Agency 
Lesley Olenik, Live Nation 
Personal Manager of the Year 
John Silva, Silva Artist Management 
Stuart Camp, Grumpy Old Management 
Irving Azoff, Full Stop Management 
Coran Capshaw, Red Light Management 
Jeffrey Azoff, Full Stop Management 
Dre London, London Entertainment 
Road Warrior 
Jake Berry | U2 
Gus Brandt | Foo Fighters, Pharrell Williams/NERD, Conan O’Brien
Keith Keller | Drake 
Marty Hom | Fleetwood Mac, Shakira, Paula Abdul 
Jim Runge | Empire Of The Sun 
Bob “Hydro” Mullin | Justin Timberlake 
Best Production/Transportation Company 
Upstaging, Inc. 
Rock-it Cargo 
Premier Global Production 
Beat The Street 
Egotrips, Inc. 
Best Brand Partnership/Live Campaign 
Honda Civic Tour w/ Charlie Puth 
Nationwide Insurance w/ Brad Paisley 
Ikea w/ Boston Calling 
Bud Light w/ Post Malone 
Hollister w/ Khalid 
American Express w/ Ariana Grande 
Gap w/ Leon Bridges 
Best Touring Musician 
John Mayer, Dead & Company 
Elton John 
Mike Campbell, Fleetwood Mac 
Mark Rivera, Billy Joel 
Trey Anastasio, Phish 
Vince Gill, Eagles 
Marketing/PR Exec 
Michele Bernstein, William Morris Endeavor 
Allison McGregor, Creative Artists Agency 
Ebie McFarland, Essential Broadcast Media 
Michelle McCarthy, Prudential Center 
Asha Goodman, Sacks & Co 
Eddie Clemens, United Talent Agency 
Kate McMahon, Messina Touring Group 
Kathi Brennan Scharnikow, AEG Presents 
Best Hang 
The Forum Club @ The Forum 
Greek Theatre 
Austin City Limits Music Festival 
BOK Center 
The Lifer 
Larry Vallon, AEG Presents 
Ron Delsener, Live Nation 
Alex Hodges, Nederlander Concerts 
Bob Roux, Live Nation 
Dan Weiner, Paradigm Talent Agency 
Frank Riley, High Road Touring 
The Unavailable Award 
Jeffrey Shuman, Goldenvoice 
Johnny Beach, Bowery Presents 
Bob Roux, Live Nation 
Irving Azoff, Full Stop Management 
Jay Williams, William Morris Endeavor 
Most Frequently Name-Dropped 
Irving Azoff, Full Stop Management 
Michael Rapino, Live Nation 
Marc Geiger, William Morris Endeavor 
Coran Capshaw, Red Light Management 
Rob Light, Creative Artists Agency 
Scooter Braun, SB Projects 
The Back In My Day 
Ron Delsener, Live Nation 
Alex Hodges, Nederlander Concerts 
Dale Morris, Morris Higham Management 
Don Fox, Beaver Productions 
Doc McGhee, McGhee Entertainment 
Jason Stone, Live Nation 
Most Dreaded Phone Call 
Irving Azoff, Full Stop Management 
Aaron Pinkus, Paradigm Talent Agency 
Kirk Sommer, William Morris Endeavor 
Don Fox, Beaver Productions 
Gerry Barad, Live Nation 
Howard Rose, Howard Rose Agency 
Jeff Frasco, Creative Artists Agency 
Most Terrifying Agent 
Marsha Vlasic, Artist Group International 
Brent Smith, William Morris Endeavor 
Cara Lewis, Cara Lewis Group 
Marc Geiger, William Morris Endeavor 
Frank Riley, High Road Touring 
Howard Rose, Howard Rose Agency 
Ken Fermaglich, United Talent Agency