Lewis Black, Host of the 17th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry AwardsMandalay Bay logoThe 17th Annual Pollstar Awards
Lewis Black was back and ranting for the fourth year in a row as the host of the Pollstar Concert Industry Awards February 15th at The Theatre At Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. “I love this gig,” Black said of his yearly opportunity to commentate on the Zen-like perfection that we all know as the “personal” appearance business.

Special Guest DJ Mix Master Mike, who normally handles the turntables for the Beastie Boys, provided live music intros for what turned out to be the most eclectic list of guest presenters in the show's 17 year history.

This year's Pollstar Awards was excited to have the following celebrity presenters:

• Anouk (Dutch superstar)
• Tai Babilonia (World Champion Figure Skater)
• Roni Benise (Flamenco guitarist)
• Peter Bergman (Firesign Theatre)
• Steve Bridges ("W")
• Carrot Top (comedian)
• Paul Casey (Official Las Vegas Elvis)
• David Cassidy (Actor, singer and producer)
• The Chippendale Dancers (World-famous dancers)
• Terry Cummings (NBA Star, Producer / Singer)
• John Daly (Radio personality and author)
• Rick Dees (Hall of Fame Radio personality)
• Don Dokken (80s Hard Rocker)
• Andrew Eldritch of The Sisters of Mercy
• Esteban (guitar virtuoso)
• Franz Harary (magician extraordinaire)
• Clint Holmes (Las Vegas entertainer)
• Denny Laine (Founding member of The Moody Blues and Wings)
• Rich Little (Man of a Thousand Voices)
• Frank Marino (female impersonator)
• Anne McCue (Aussie singer)
• Samantha Murphy (solo artist)
• Dave Mustaine (Megadeath)
• Wayne Newton (Mr. Las Vegas)
• Ted Nugent (The Nuge!)
• Tony Orlando (Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round The Ole Oak Tree)
• David Pack (Ambrosia)
• Salvador Santana (Carlos' keyboard-playin' son and frontman for The Salvador Santana Band)
• The Scintas (comedy and music)
• Lisbeth Scott (singer/songwriter/instrumentalist)
• Kerry Simon (Simon Kitchen)
• Steven Seagal (Actor, guitarist and vintage guitar collector)
• George Wallace (comedian and actor)
• Norma Jean Wright (of Chic)

The Pollstar Concert Industry Awards are proudly sponsored by

Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Las Vegas    and    Reno Events Center