18th Annual Parnelli Awards Featured Laughs, Emotions, and Winners

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February 7, 2019

by Kevin M. Mitchell On Jan. 25, 2019, the 18th annual Parnelli Awards ceremony took place, returning to the Anaheim Hilton during the NAMM exhibition. Along with the three awards for career achievement honoring production manager Chris Adamson (Lifetime Achievement Award), staging innovator Yvan Miron (Visionary Award) and audio genius Brock Adamson (Audio Innovator Award), […]


Photo Galleries Now Online

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January 31, 2019

View photos from the 18th Annual Parnelli Awards!


Winners Announced at 18th Annual Parnelli Awards

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January 27, 2019

The 18th annual Parnelli Awards returned for a second show at Winter NAMM, taking place Jan. 25, 2019 at the Anaheim Hilton with special honors going to production manager Chris Adamson (Lifetime Achievement Award), Yvan Miron (Visionary Award) and Brock Adamson (Audio Innovator Award). It was a star-studded evening with video congrats for Chris Adamson […]


The Pro Production Sessions Slate of Speakers will Illuminate, Educate and Entertain

January 21, 2019

ANAHEIM, CA – If you are attending NAMM, please be sure to check out the amazing slate of top industry names presenting at The Pro Production Sessions! It is an extraordinary opportunity to learn directly from the leading creative minds in the entertainment technology industry. The top production, lighting, and video designers along with leading […]


Parnelli Awards Presenters Include Alan Parsons, Kevin Lyman

January 8, 2019

The Parnelli Awards Board of Advisors has finalized the list of presenters for the 18th Annual Parnelli Awards. The event takes place on January 25th at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel as part of the NAMM show, and presenter list is impressive indeed, including Alan Parsons (Beatles audio engineer; producer and songwriter; and founder of the […]


Kenny Aronoff to Host 18th Annual Parnelli Awards

December 6, 2018

LAS VEGAS – The Parnelli Awards Board of Advisors announces that Grammy nominated drummer extraordinaire Kenny Aronoff will be the host for the 18th Annual Parnelli Awards held at the Hilton Anaheim on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019.


Pro Production Sessions Announced for NAMM/Parnelli Awards

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November 12, 2018

As if you needed another reason to go to the NAMM show besides the Parnelli Awards … our team has put together some must-attend Pro Production Sessions presented by Front of House; Stage Directions, and Projection, Lights & Staging News magazines. Returning to NAMM 2019 with three jam-packed days of exciting learning opportunities within NAMM’s […]


Hometown Hero Regional Lighting and Sound Company Winners Named!

October 8, 2018

LAS VEGAS — The votes are in for PLSN’s and FOH’s Hometown Hero competition for regional lighting and sound companies are in!


Parnelli Scholarship Program Marks 10 Years

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September 13, 2018

Many of those who step up to the podium to receive Parnelli Awards are industry veterans with decades of experience. But the Parnelli Awards aren’t just about lauding those behind-the-scenes innovators with a long track record of service. A portion of the proceeds also goes to support students at UNLV’s Entertainment Engineering and Design program. This year marks 10 years since the scholarship program was launched.


Hotel Reservations Now Available

August 24, 2018

The Parnelli Awards has partnered with NAMM to offer a block of rooms at the Hyatt Regency Orange County exclusively for those attending the Parnellis on Friday, January 25 and its seminars Thursday-Saturday, January 24-26.