1986

Denotes Concert Industry Award Winner


Most Creative Tour Package
Bob Dylan & Tom Petty
38 Special / Bon Jovi
Aerosmith / Ted Nugent
Arlo Guthrie / John Prine
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band / The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Lionel Richie / Sheila E.
Run DMC / Whodini / LL Cool J
Steve Winwood / Level 42
The Monkees / Hermans Hermits / Gary Puckett / Grass Roots

Small Hall Tour Of The Year
Robert Palmer
Anita Baker
Arlo Guthrie / John Prine
Elvis Costello
Eurythmics
Iggy Pop
Sam Kinison
Simply Red
The Judds
The Smiths
Violent Femmes

Major Tour Of The Year
Genesis
Bob Dylan / Tom Petty
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
John Cougar Mellencamp
Journey / Glass Tiger
Neil Diamond
Van Halen
ZZ Top

Best New Major Concert Venue
Great Woods Center For The Performing Arts (Mansfield, MA)
Oakwood Amphitheatre (Birmingham, AL)
Shoreline Amphitheatre (Mountain View, CA)
Starwood Amphitheatre (Nashville, TN)

Booking Agency Of The Year
CAA
Monterey Peninsula Artists
International Creative Management
International Talent Group
Jim Halsey Co.
Premier Talent Agency
Variety Artists International

Personal Manager Of The Year
Tony Smith
Bruce Allen / Loverboy and Bryan Adams
Derek Sutton / Glass Tiger
Erv Woolsey / George Strait
Freddie DeMann / Madonna
Herbie Herbert / Journey
Jon Landau / Bruce Springsteen
Mark Specter / 38 Special
Ron Welsner / Steve Winwood

Booking Agent Of The Year
Rob Light / CAA
Barbara Skydel / Premier
Bill Elson / ICM
Bobby Brooks / CAA
Bob Engel / Variety
Hal Ray / William Morris
Jon Podell / Williard Alexander
Michael Farrell / ITG
Marsha Vlasic / ICM
Paul Smith / Variety
Tony Conway / Buddy Lee
Wayne Forte / ITG

Talent Buyer Of The Year
Arny Granat / Jam Productions
Gregg Perloff / Bill Graham Presents (tie)
Andy Hewitt / Nederlander Organization
Bob Kelley / Mid South Concerts
Bruce Kapp / Pace Concerts
David Hart / Nederlander Organization
Jack Boyle / Cellar Door Concerts
Jay Marciano / Universal Amphitheatre
John Scher / Monarch Entertainment Bureau
Larry Vallon / Universal Amphitheatre
Rick Kay / Brass Ring Productions

Concert Industry Event Of The Year
Amnesty International Tour
Bill Graham's Crack Down Benefit in NYC
Bob Dylan / Tom Petty / Grateful Dead Dates
CMA Talent Buyers Entertainment Marketplace
Hands Across America
Neil Young's Bridge Concert Benefit

Comeback Tour Of The Year
The Monkees
Alice Cooper
Heart
Moody Blues
Peter Gabriel
Steve Winwood

Outstanding Technical Production Company
Vari*Lite
Audio Analysts
Bandit
Clair Bros
Maryland Sound
Necturne
Showco
Showlites
Upstaging

Most Creative Stage Set
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Alice Cooper
Genesis
John Cougar Mellencamp
Lionel Richie
Ozzy Osbourne
ZZ Top

Next Major Arena Headliner
Bon Jovi
Bruce Hornsby & The Range
Depeche Mode
Georgia Satellites
Simply Red
The Cure
The Judds

Concert Industry Trend Of The Year
Industry's Anti-Drug Stance
Lack of settlement adjustments
Major and secondary promoters going under
Promoters being asked to accept flat fees
Promoters taking losses
The death of AOR as a radio format
The increasing popularity of rap music
The resurrection of 60's music
The return of non-synthetic music
Young bands headlining big venues too soon