Plans for 2012 Parnellis Underway; Highlights from 2011 Online

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Ed Wannebo at 2011 Parnelli AwardsLAS VEGAS — The 2012 Parnelli Awards return to Las Vegas this October, and plans are already underway for an even bigger and better event than last year’s celebration in Orlando. A video recap of the 2011 awards program is now online at Along with the evening’s highlights, including Kenny Chesney’s surprise appearance to present Ed Wannebo (pictured here) with his Lifetime Achievement Award, the highlight reel features masters of ceremonies Flo and Eddie (of Turtles fame) and the presentation of the Parnelli Visionary Award (to Jim Fackert) and Parnelli Audio Innovator Award (to Kenton Forsythe).


For a direct link to the 2011 Parnelli Awards recap, go to

The “In Memoriam” portion of the program, honoring the contributions of those who passed away in 2011, has also been expanded. This moving tribute can be found at

For a link to a directory of all the video highlights from Parnelli Awards programs in recent years, go to:

“It’s going to be another great show this year,” predicted PLSN/FOH publisher Terry Lowe, who is also executive producer of the Parnelli Awards program. Noting that Parnelli Awards sponsors are ultimately responsible for making the annual event and tributes possible, he extended his gratitude once more to all who sponsored the event in 2011. They included:


  • 4Wall
  • All Access Staging & Productions
  • Brown United
  • CT Touring/Major Tom
  • Daktronics
  • EAW
  • Harman (AKG, BSS, Crown, dbx, JBL, Soundcraft)
  • JH Audio
  • Leprecon
  • Littlite
  • Martin Audio
  • Maryland Sound International
  • Meyer Sound
  • Precise Corporate Staging/Dedicated Staging
  • Rock-It Cargo
  • Sennheiser/K-array/Neumann
  • Show Distribution
  • Solotech
  • Sound Image
  • Strictly FX
  • Syncrolite
  • Tannoy/Lab.gruppen
  • Tomcat/Litec/Brilliant Stages
  • TourTec East
  • Tyler Truss/Reel Video Systems/Dodd Technologies
  • Ultratec Special Effects



  • Beachsound & Lighting
  • Chauvet
  • Powersoft
  • Pyrotek Special Effects
  • XL Video


Production Partners:

  • Access Passes
  • Aerial Rigging
  • Paradise Sound & Lighting
  • PRG
  • SGA Production Services Scenic
  • Techni-Lux
  • TPI Production and Design


Cocktail Reception Sponsors:

  • Chaos Visual Productions
  • Elation Professional
  • Stageco Staging Group
  • Theatrical Lighting Systems, Inc./TLS
  • The Messina Group/TMG
  • Upstaging Inc.