2015

Denotes Pollstar Award Winner. Winners for the 27th Annual Pollstar Awards were announced on February 12, 2016 at the SF Masonic in San Francisco.

1. MAJOR TOUR OF THE YEAR
    Foo Fighters
    Grateful Dead
    The Rolling Stones
     Taylor Swift
    U2

2. MOST CREATIVE STAGE PRODUCTION
    Foo Fighters
    Grateful Dead
    Mötley Crüe
    Taylor Swift
     U2

3. COMEDY TOUR OF THE YEAR
     Amy Schumer
    Jeff Dunham
    Jim Gaffigan
    Jim Jefferies
    Kevin Hart

4. BEST NEW TOURING ARTIST
    James Bay
    Leon Bridges
    Odesza
    Sam Hunt
     The Weeknd
    Twenty One Pilots

5. MAJOR MUSIC FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR
    Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival | Manchester, TN
     Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival | Indio, CA
    The Hangout Music & Beach Festival | Gulf Shores, AL
    Lollapalooza Festival | Chicago, IL
    Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival | San Francisco, CA

6. MUSIC FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR
     Newport Folk Festival | Newport, RI
    Pitchfork Music Festival | Chicago, IL
    Toronto Urban Roots Festival | Toronto, ON
    Treasure Island Festival | San Francisco, CA

7. INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR
    Bluesfest | Byron Bay, Australia
    Download Festival | Donington, UK
     Glastonbury Festival | Pilton, UK
    Primavera Sound | Barcelona, Spain
    Rock am Ring | Mendig, Germany
    Roskilde Festival | Roskilde, Denmark

8. NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR
     9:30 Club | Washington, DC
    Drai's Beachclub & Nightclub | Las Vegas, NV
    First Avenue | Minneapolis, MN
    The Fonda | Los Angeles, CA
    House Of Blues Boston | Boston, MA
    Terminal 5 | New York, NY

9. THEATRE OF THE YEAR
    Beacon Theatre | New York, NY
    Chicago Theatre | Chicago, IL
    Fox Theatre | Atlanta, GA
    Microsoft Theater | 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
    Ascend Amphitheater | Nashville, TN
    Chastain Park Amphitheatre | Atlanta, GA
     Greek Theatre | Los Angeles, CA
    Greek Theatre At UC Berkeley | Berkeley, CA
    Santa Barbara Bowl | Santa Barbara, CA

12. BEST MAJOR OUTDOOR CONCERT VENUE
    The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | The Woodlands, TX
    Gorge Amphitheatre | Quincy, WA
     Hollywood Bowl | Los Angeles, CA
    Nikon At Jones Beach Theater | Wantagh, NY
    Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre At Encore Park | Alpharetta, GA

13. BEST NEW MAJOR CONCERT VENUE
     Ascend Amphitheater | Nashville, TN
    Centre Vidéotron | Quebec City, QC
    Kings Theatre | Brooklyn, NY

14. INTERNATIONAL VENUE OF THE YEAR
    Auditorio Nacional | Mexico City, Mexico
    O2 Academy Brixton | London, UK
     The O2 - London | London, UK
    Royal Albert Hall | London, UK
    The SSE Hydro | Glasgow, Scotland
    Ziggo Dome | Amsterdam, Netherlands

15. FACILITY EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
    David Kells | Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN
    Lee Zeidman | Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
    Matt Bell | Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
    Michael Marion | Verizon Arena, North Little Rock, AR
    Ralph Marchetta |Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, AZ
     Rena Wasserman | Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

16. NIGHTCLUB TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR
     Josh Moore, Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY / Terminal 5, New York, NY
    Mary Clare Bourjaily, House Of Blues Chicago, IL
    Roger LeBlanc, The Canyon, The Coach House, So. Cal. / War Mem. Aud., Nashville, TN
    Shlomo Lipetz, City Winery, Chicago, Napa, Nashville, New York

17. TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR
    Brian Traeger, Live Nation Tennessee
    Chad Queirolo, AEG Live Northwest
     Don Strasburg, AEG Live Rocky Mountain Region
    Huston Powell, C3 Presents
    John Moore, The Bowery Presents
    Lesley Olenik, Goldenvoice Los Angeles
    Michael Belkin, Live Nation Cleveland

18. BILL GRAHAM AWARD / PROMOTER OF THE YEAR
    Dan Steinberg, Emporium Presents
    Darin Lashinsky, NS2
    Gregg Perloff, Another Planet Entertainment
     Louis Messina, Messina Touring Group
    Seth Hurwitz, I.M.P.

19. INTERNATIONAL PROMOTER OF THE YEAR
    Folkert Koopmans, FKP Scorpio Konzertproduktionen
    Herman Schueremans, Live Nation Belgium
     Michael Chugg, Chugg Entertainment
    Simon Moran, SJM
    Toby Leighton-Pope, Live Nation UK

20. THIRD COAST AGENT OF THE YEAR
     Adam Voith, The Billions Corporation
    Hunter Williams, Creative Artists Agency
    Jay Williams, WME
    Kevin Neal, WME
    Nick Meinema, United Talent Agency
    Scott Clayton, Creative Artists Agency

21. BOBBY BROOKS AWARD / AGENT OF THE YEAR
    Brian Manning, Creative Artists Agency
     Chip Hooper, Paradigm Talent Agency
    Chris Dalston, Creative Artists Agency
    Frank Riley, High Road Touring
    Kirk Sommer, WME
    Marty Diamond, Paradigm Talent Agency
    Tom Windish, The Windish Agency

22. INDEPENDENT BOOKING AGENCY OF THE YEAR
    The Billions Corporation
    Fleming Artists
     High Road Touring
    Madison House
    Partisan Arts

23. BOOKING AGENCY OF THE YEAR
    APA
    Creative Artists Agency
     Paradigm Talent Agency
    United Talent Agency
    WME

24. UK BOOKING AGENT OF THE YEAR
     Emma Banks, Creative Artists Agency UK
    James Whitting, CODA
    Natasha Bent, United Talent Agency
    Neil Warnock, United Talent Agency
    Rod MacSween, International Talent Booking
    Steve Strange, X-ray Touring

25. PERSONAL MANAGER OF THE YEAR
    Chris Woltman | Twenty One Pilots
    Jason Owen | Shania Twain, Little Big Town
     John Silva | Foo Fighters, NIN, Beck
    Robert Allen | Taylor Swift
    Scooter Braun | Ariana Grande, Tori Kelly, Justin Bieber

26. ROAD WARRIOR OF THE YEAR
     Dale "Opie" Skjerseth | The Rolling Stones
    Jim Runge | The Black Keys, Empire Of The Sun
    Keith Keller | Rush, Stevie Wonder
    Pete Healey | Luke Bryan

27. LIGHTING COMPANY OF THE YEAR
     Bandit Lites
    Christie Lites
    NEG Earth Lights
    PRG
    Upstaging

28. SOUND COMPANY OF THE YEAR
     Clair
    Rat Sound Systems
    Sound Image
    Special Event Services

29. STAGING / EQUIPMENT COMPANY OF THE YEAR
    All Access Staging & Productions
    Brown United
     Stageco
    Tait

30. TRANSPORTATION COMPANY OF THE YEAR
     Rock-It Cargo
    Special Event Transportation
    Upstaging

31. VIDEO COMPANY OF THE YEAR
    Colonel Tom Touring
     Moo TV
    PRG
    VER
    XL Video