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Parnelli Awards Honoring Audio Innovator Karrie Keyes during NAMM (Almost) Sold Out

FOH Staff • News • January 7, 2020

Karrie Keyes

ANAHEIM, CA – The 19th annual Parnelli Awards, which will present Karrie Keyes with the annual Audio Innovator Award, has almost sold out, 10 days before the event itself. Although past ceremonies have often sold to capacity, this marks the first time the “last minute” ticket sales have been so scarce more than a week in advance.

Keyes, longtime monitor engineer for Pearl Jam and co-founder of SoundGirls, a nonprofit dedicated to the empowerment of the next generation of women in audio, will receive the Parnelli Audio Innovator Award at the 19th annual ceremony set for Jan. 17, 2020.

“Karrie has taken care of the monitor needs of one rock’s premiere acts, Pearl Jam, for nearly 30 years,” says Terry Lowe, Parnelli Awards executive producer and publisher of FRONT of HOUSE and PLSN magazines. “That alone is impressive, but we also recognize her work with SoundGirls, an inspiring organization whose mission is to empower the next generation of women in audio by establishing networks of support, mentorships, internships, and job placement.”

Other career honorees include Mark “Springo” Spring and Michael T. Strickland, winners, respectively, of the Lifetime Achievement and Visionary awards. The event will take place Jan. 17, 2020 at the Anaheim Hilton during Winter NAMM. The awards ceremony is set for 7 p.m., after a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. and it will be followed by an after-party at 10 p.m.

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