2014

Denotes Pollstar Award Winner. Winners for the 26th Annual Pollstar Awards were announced on February 21, 2015 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN.


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