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Parnelli Awards Nominations Are Now Open!!

FOH Staff • News • September 9, 2019

LAS VEGAS — Nominations are now being accepted for the next Parnelli Awards ceremony, to be held at the Anaheim Hilton in Anaheim, CA on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, during Winter NAMM. Anyone can go to the site and nominate live event professionals and companies who exemplify the best of the best in our industry.

The Parnelli Nominations Form is here:

The deadline for Parnelli nominations is Oct. 11, 2019, 5 p.m. PST. After the nominations are in, the Parnelli Ballot will be posted in early November and voting by PLSN and FRONT of HOUSE subscribers will begin. Parnelli Awards voting will continue throughout the month of November and into early December.

Nominations for “Indispensable Technology” (IT) Awards are also open, so be sure to vote on what new audio, lighting, staging, and video product that you believe to be the best of the year. You can nominate products here:

Hometown Hero voting is also now under way (until Oct. 1, 2019). Be sure to vote for your favorite regional production companies before this opportunity expires.

For Sound, go to

For Lighting, go to

The Parnelli Awards, the live event industry’s highest honor, were founded in 2001 by PLSN/FOH magazine publisher Terry Lowe and production/tour manager Patrick Stansfield. They are named after Rick “Parnelli” O’Brien, an admired tour professional who was lost to cancer in 2000. As a production manager, he was always at the top of his game; as a human being, he personified the “four H’s:” Humanity, Humility, Honesty, and Humor. With this gathering, we remind ourselves of these virtues and hope we can be inspired by the legacy O’Brien left behind.

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