1996

Presented January 31, 1997 at Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, CA

Denotes Concert Industry Award Winner


Best New Artist Tour
No Doubt (The M.O.B. Agency)
Fiona Apple
Garbage
Jewel
Kenny Wayne Sheppard
Kula Shankar
LeAnn Rimes
Maxwell

Most Creative Stage Production
KISS
The Cure
Reba McEntire
The Who

Club Tour Of The Year
311 (Variety Artists)
Beck
Junior Brown
Marilyn Manson
No Doubt

Small Hall Tour Of The Year
Bruce Springsteen (Premier Talent)
Ani DiFranco
Black Crowes
Rage Against The Machine
Tori Amos

Country Tour Of The Year
Garth Brooks (William Morris Nashville)
Brooks & Dunn
George Strait
Reba McEntire
Tim McGraw / Faith Hill

Most Creative Tour Package
The H.O.R.D.E. Festival (CAA)
Bush / Goo Goo Dolls / No Doubt
G3
Smokin' Grooves Tour

Major Tour Of The Year
KISS (CAA)
Alanis Morissette
Garth Brooks
The Smashing Pumpkins

Nightclub Venue Of The Year
House Of Blues (West Hollywood, CA)
9:30 Club (Washington DC)
Billboard Live (Los Angeles)
Crazyhorse Steakhouse (Santa Ana, CA)
Fox Theatre & Caf (Boulder, CO)
Irving Plaza (NY)

Theatre Of The Year
Universal Amphitheatre (Universal City, CA)
Beacon Theatre (NYC)
Cerritos Center PAC (Cerritos, CA)
Fox Theatre (Detroit)
Radio City Music Hall (NYC)
Rosemont Theatre (Rosemont, IL)
Star Plaza Theatre (Merrillville, IN)

Best New Major Concert Venue
Coral Sky Amphitheatre (West Palm Beach, FL)
Coral Centre (Kanata, ONT)
CoreStates Center (Philadelphia)
FleetCenter (Boston)
General Motors Place (Vancouver)
Marine Midland Arena (Buffalo)
Rose Garden Arena (Portland)
Virginia Beach Amphitheatre (Virginia Beach, VA)

International Venue Of The Year
Royal Albert Hall (London, England)
Ahoy Rotterdam (Netherlands)
Palacio De Los Deportes (Mexico City)
Palais Omnisports Bercy (Paris)
Shepherd's Bush Empire (London)
Singapore Indoor Stadium (Singapore)
Tokyo Dome (Tokyo)
Wembly Arena & Stadium (London, England)

Best Small Outdoor Concert Venue
Red Rocks Amphitheatre Denver, CO
Chastain Park Amphitheatre (Atlanta)
Harborlights Pavilion (Boston)
Greek Theatre (Los Angeles)
Wolf Trap Filene Center (D.C./ Virginia)

Best Large Outdoor Concert Venue
The Gorge George, WA
Great Woods Center (Boston / Mansfield)
Jones Beach Amphitheatre (Wantagh, NY)
Pine Knob Music Theatre (Clarkston, MI)
Shoreline Amphitheatre (Mtn. View / San Francisco)

Arena Of The Year
Madison Square Garden (NYC)
America West Arena (Phoenix)
Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim (Anaheim)
Bryce Jordan Center (University Park, PA)
Palace of Auburn Hills (Detroit)
Rose Garden Arena (Portland, OR)

Small Booking Agency Of The Year
Little Big Man Booking
The Billions Corporation
Leave Home Booking
The M.O.B. Agency
Pinnacle Entertainment
Progressive Global Agency

International Booking Agency Of The Year
The Agency Group
Asgard
Fair Warning - Wasted Talent
International Talent Booking
Solo - ITG

Booking Agency Of The Year
Monterey Peninsula Artists
APA
CAA
ICM
William Morris Agency

Support Service Company Of The Year
Rock-It Cargo
Audio Analysis
Bandit Lites
Clair Bros. Audio
Meyer Sound Laboratories
Obie Lights
Showco
Upstaging

Nightclub Talent Buyer Of The Year
Sonny Schneidau (House Of Blues, New Orleans, LA)
Eric Herz (Irving Plaza, Roxy, NY)
Seth Hurwitz (9:30 Club, DC)
Nick Miller (Park West, Avalon, The Metro, IL)
Gary Osier (Billy Bob's Texas, TX)
Annie O'Toole (Great American Music Hall, CA)
Ken Phebus (Coach House, Ventura Theatre, CA)

Independent Promoter Of The Year
Doug Kauffman (Nobody In Particular, CO)
Bill Bass (Small Axe Concerts, CO)
Jeff Fortier (Avalanche Productions, KS)
Larry Frank (Frank Productions, WI)
Sue McLean (Triad Entertainment, MC)
Mike Smardak (Outback Artists, VA)
Dave Werlin (Great Northeast Productions, MA)

Third Coast Agent Of The Year
Rod Essig (CAA)
Bobby Cudd (Monterey Artists)
John Huie (CAA)
Keith Miller (William Morris)
Rick Shipp (William Morris)
Bonnie Sugarman (APA)
Buck Williams (Progressive Global Agency)

Facility Executive Of The Year
Joel Peresman (Madison Square Garden, NY)
Pat Christianson (Thomas & Mack Center, NV)
Bob Machen (American West Arena)
Michael Marion (Tupelo Coliseum)
Brad Mayne (Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim)
Jim McCue (Rose Garden, OR)

Artist Development Executive Of The Year
Larry Weintraub (A&M)
Vince Bannon (Sony 550)
Larry Butler (Warner Bros)
Steve Davis (Atlantic)
Michael Goldstone (Epic)
Liana Huth (Columbia)

Personal Manager Of The Year
Scott Welch (Alanis Morissette)
Coran Capshaw (Dave Matthews Band)
John Paluska (Phish)
Doc McGhee (KISS)
Susan Silver (Soundgarden)
Bob Titley & Clarence Spalding (Brooks & Dunn)

Road Warrior of the Year
Jake Berry (Barney, The Disney Fair)
Billy Francis (Sting)
John McBride (Garth Brooks)
Bill Rahmy (The Smashing Pumpkins)
Pete Reidling (Rage Against The Machine)
Richard "Paco" Zimmer (KISS)

International Promoter Of The Year
Tim Parsons (MCP Promotions, UK)
Michael Chugg (Frontier Touring, Australia)
Marek Lieberberg (Konzertagentur, Germany)
Harvey Goldsmith (Harvey Goldsmith Ent., UK)
Barrie Marshall (Marshall Arts, UK)
Leon Ramakers (Mojo Concerts, Netherlands)
Fritz Rau (Mama Concerts & Rau, Germany)
Seijiro Udo (Udo Artists, Japan)

Talent Buyer Of The Year
Melissa Miller (Universal Amphitheatre, CA)
Jodi Goodman (Harborlights Pavilion, MA)
Alex Hodges (Universal Amphitheatre, CA)
Wilson Howard (Walnut Creek / Cellar Door)
Laurie Jacoby (Wolf Trap, VA)
Bob Roux (Cynthia Woods Mitchel Pavilion, TX)

Bill Graham Award / Promoter Of The Year
Rick Franks (Cellar Door Michigan)
Michael Belkin (Belkin Productions)
Don Law (Don Law Company)
Ted Mankin (Cellar Door Southeast)
Bill Silva (Bill Silva Presents)
Mitch Slater (Delsener / Slater Enterprises)
Irv Zuckerman (Contemporary Prod.)

Bobby Brooks Award / Agent Of The Year
Chip Hooper (Monterey Peninsula Artists)
John Dittmar (Pinnacle Entertainment)
Jonathan Levine (Artists and Audience)
Cara Lewis (William Morris Agency)
Rob Light (CAA)
Don Muller (William Morris Agency)
Jon Podell (ICM)
Frank Riley (Monterey Peninsula Artists)