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Pollstar Awards Categories & Nominees

The confidential ballot was conducted entirely online. There were no paper ballots. Pollstar Awards were announced Saturday, February 21 at the Ryman Auditorium. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners!

The denotes the award winner per category.

    1. MAJOR TOUR OF THE YEAR
        Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
        Bruno Mars
        Jason Aldean
        Jay Z / Beyoncé
        Justin Timberlake
        Katy Perry
        One Direction
        Paul McCartney

    2. MOST CREATIVE STAGE PRODUCTION
        Arcade Fire
        Drake / Lil Wayne
        Justin Timberlake
        Katy Perry
        Mötley Crüe
        Nine Inch Nails

    3. COMEDY TOUR OF THE YEAR
        Aziz Ansari
        Dave Chappelle
        Gabriel Iglesias
        Jeff Dunham
        Jim Gaffigan
        Louis C.K.

    4. BEST NEW TOURING ARTIST
        5 Seconds Of Summer
        Bastille
        Brantley Gilbert
        Hozier
        Kacey Musgraves
        Lorde
        Sam Smith

    5. MAJOR MUSIC FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR
        Austin City Limits | Austin, TX
        Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival | Manchester, TN
        Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival | Indio, CA
        Firefly Music Festival | Dover, DE
        Lollapalooza Festival | Chicago, IL
        Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival | San Francisco, CA
        Stagecoach: California's Country Music Festival | Indio, CA

    6. MUSIC FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR
        Electric Forest | Rothbury, MI
        Fun Fun Fun Fest | Austin, TX
        Newport Folk Festival | Newport, RI
        Telluride Bluegrass Festival | Telluride, CO
        Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival | Ozark, AR

    7. INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR
        Bluesfest / Byron Bay | Australia
        Glastonbury Festival | UK
        Isle Of Wight Festival | UK
        Lollapalooza Brazil | Brazil
        Paléo Festival Nyon | Switzerland
        Primavera Sound | Spain
        Rock Werchter | Belgium
        Tomorrowland | Belgium

    8. NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR
        9:30 Club | Washington, DC
        First Avenue | Minneapolis, MN
        House Of Blues Boston | Boston, MA
        Joe's Bar | Chicago, IL
        The Orange Peel | Asheville, NC
        The Pageant | St. Louis, MO
        Terminal 5 | New York, NY

    9. THEATRE OF THE YEAR
        Beacon Theatre |New York, NY
        Chicago Theatre | Chicago, IL
        Fox Theatre | Atlanta, GA
        Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE | Los Angeles, CA
        Radio City Music Hall | New York, NY
        Ryman Auditorium | Nashville, TN

    10. ARENA OF THE YEAR
        Air Canada Centre | Toronto, ON
        Barclays Center | Brooklyn, NY
        Bridgestone Arena | Nashville, TN
        Forum | Inglewood, CA
        Madison Square Garden Arena | New York, NY
        Staples Center | Los Angeles, CA

    11. RED ROCKS AWARD BEST SMALL OUTDOOR VENUE
        Greek Theatre | Berkeley, CA
        Greek Theatre | Los Angeles, CA
        Meadowbrook | Gilford, NH
        Santa Barbara Bowl | Santa Barbara, CA
        St. Augustine Amphitheatre | St. Augustine, FL
        The Woods At Fontanel | Whites Creek, TN
        Filene Center at Wolf Trap | Vienna, VA

    12. BEST MAJOR OUTDOOR CONCERT VENUE
        Austin360 Amphitheater | Austin, TX
        The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | The Woodlands, TX
        Gorge Amphitheatre | Quincy, WA
        Hollywood Bowl | Los Angeles, CA
        Mann Center For Performing Arts | Philadelphia, PA
        Molson Canadian Amphitheatre | Toronto, ON
        Nikon at Jones Beach Theater | Wantagh, NY

    13. BEST NEW MAJOR CONCERT VENUE
        Denny Sanford Premier Center | Sioux Falls, SD
        Forum | Inglewood, CA
        PPL Center | Allentown, PA
        The SSE Hydro | Glasgow, UK

    14. INTERNATIONAL VENUE OF THE YEAR
        Ancienne Belgique | Brussels, Belgium
        Auditorio Nacional | Mexico City, Mexico
        Eventim Apollo | London, UK
        The O2 | London, UK
        Paradiso | Amsterdam, Netherlands
        Royal Albert Hall | London, UK
        Ziggo Dome | Amsterdam, Netherlands

    15. FACILITY EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
        Christy Castillo Butcher | Staples Center, Nokia Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
        David Kells | Bridgestone Arena - Nashville, TN
        Ralph Marchetta | US Airways Center - Phoenix, AZ
        Rena Wasserman | Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
        Sally Williams | Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, TN
        Sean Saadeh | Barclays Center - Brooklyn, NY

    16. NIGHTCLUB TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR
        Adam Weiser | Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
        Edward Warm | Joe's Bar - Chicago, IL
        Lesley Olenik | Club Nokia - Los Angeles, CA / Fox Theater - Pomona, CA
        Roger LeBlanc | Canyon Club, The Coach House - So. Cal. / War Memorial Auditorium - Nashville, TN
        Ryan Vangel | House of Blues, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion - Boston, MA
        Sonia Grover | First Avenue, 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis, MN

    17. TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR
        Andy Cirzan | Jam Productions
        Brian O'Connell | Live Nation Nashville
        Debra Rathwell | AEG Live Northeast
        Donna Busch | AEG Live/Concerts West / Goldenvoice
        Gary Osier | Gary Osier Presents
        Huston Powell | C3 Presents
        Jeff Trisler | Live Nation Northwest
        Lenore Kinder | AEG Live / The Messina Group

    18. BILL GRAHAM AWARD PROMOTER OF THE YEAR
        Ashley Capps | AC Entertainment
        Charles Attal | C3 Presents
        Dan Steinberg | Square Peg Concerts
        Darin Lashinsky | NS2
        Gregg Perloff | Another Planet Entertainment
        Larry & Fred Frank | Frank Productions
        Seth Hurwitz | I.M.P.

    19. INTERNATIONAL PROMOTER OF THE YEAR
        Barrie Marshall | Marshall Arts
        Herman Schueremans | Live Nation Belgium
        John Giddings | Solo Agency
        Michael Chugg | Chugg Entertainment
        Michael Coppel | Live Nation Australasia
        Michael Harrison | Frontier Touring
        Rob Trommelen | Mojo Concerts
        Simon Moran |SJM Concerts

    20. THIRD COAST AGENT OF THE YEAR
        Adam Voith |The Billions Corporation
        Andrew Colvin | Ground Control Touring
        Hunter Williams | Creative Artists Agency
        Jay Williams | WME
        Jeffrey Hasson | Paradigm
        Kevin Neal | WME
        Paul Lohr | New Frontier Touring
        Scott Clayton | Creative Artists Agency

    21. BOBBY BROOKS AWARD AGENT OF THE YEAR
        Andrew Ellis | APA
        Brian Manning | Creative Artists Agency
        Chip Hooper | Paradigm
        John Huie | Creative Artists Agency
        Kirk Sommer | WME
        Lee Anderson | AM Only
        Tom Windish | The Windish Agency

    22. INDEPENDENT BOOKING AGENCY OF THE YEAR
        The Billions Corporation
        Ground Control Touring
        High Road Touring
        Monterey International
        New Frontier Touring
        Partisan Arts
        The Windish Agency

    23. BOOKING AGENCY OF THE YEAR
        APA
        Creative Artists Agency
        Paradigm
        The Agency Group
        WME

    24. UK BOOKING AGENT OF THE YEAR
        David Levy | WME
        Emma Banks | Creative Artists Agency UK
        Geoff Meall | The Agency Group
        James Whitting | CODA
        Mike Greek | Creative Artists Agency UK
        Rod MacSween | International Talent Booking
        Steve Strange | X-ray Touring

    25. PERSONAL MANAGER OF THE YEAR
        Bruce Allen | Michael Bublé, Bryan Adams
        Charlie Walker | Bassnectar
        Clarence Spalding | Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts
        Coran Capshaw | Dave Matthews Band, Phish, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley
        George Couri & Bruce Kalmick | Eli Young Band, Sam Hunt, Chase Rice, Joe Nichols
        John Peets | The Black Keys, Eric Church
        John Silva | Nine Inch Nails, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age
        Steve Jensen, Martin Kirkup & Bradford Cobb | Katy Perry, Adam Lambert

    26. ROAD WARRIOR OF THE YEAR
        Angie Warner | Imagine Dragons
        Chuck Hull | Keith Urban
        George Travis | Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
        Gus Brandt | Foo Fighters, Pharrell Williams
        Harry Sandler | Katy Perry
        Keith Keller | Drake, Queen

    27. LIGHTING COMPANY OF THE YEAR
        Bandit Lites
        Christie Lites
        Light Action
        PRG
        Upstaging

    28. SOUND COMPANY OF THE YEAR
        Brown Note Productions
        Clair
        Eighth Day Sound Systems
        Rat Sound Systems
        Solotech
        Sound Image

    29. STAGING / EQUIPMENT COMPANY OF THE YEAR
        Accurate Staging
        All Access Staging & Productions
        Brown United
        Mountain Productions
        Premier Global Production
        Stageco
        Tait

    30. TRANSPORTATION COMPANY OF THE YEAR
        Janco Transport
        Roadshow Services
        Rock-It Cargo
        Stage Call Corporation
        Upstaging

    31. VIDEO COMPANY OF THE YEAR
        Chaos Visual Productions
        Moo TV
        PRG Nocturne Productions
        Screenworks
        XL Video

Last updated on February 21, 2015.