LAS VEGAS — To date, more than 30 sponsoring companies have stepped up and announced their support for the 12th Annual Parnelli Awards, set for Oct. 20 at the Mirage Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The event will honor production manager Charlie Hernandez with the Lifetime Achievement Award, rigging company founder Joe Branam with the Visionary Award and Sound Image co-founder Dave Shadoan with the Audio Innovator Award.
“To see this kind of generosity from such a rich and varied collection of companies is a testimonial to the legacy we are building on,” says Terry Lowe, PLSN/FOH publisher and executive producer of the Parnellis. “We are excited that these companies are playing such an active role in what has become a rich tradition.”
“The Parnelli Awards program could not happen without them,” adds Patrick Stansfield, executive director of the Parnelli Awards program. “This is about honoring our very best, and upholding our shared values. We thank all for their continued involvement.”
By late July, Gold sponsors for the 2012 event included All Access Staging & Production, Branam Enterprises, Brown United, CT Touring, Gallagher Staging, Harman International (AKG, BSS, Crown, dbx, JBL, Soundcraft), JH Audio, Leprecon, Littlite, Martin Audio, Meyer Sound, Precise Corporate Staging/Dedicated Staging, Rock-it-Cargo, Screenworks NEP, Sennheiser/K-array/Neumann, Solotech, Sound Image, Stagemaker, Strictly FX, Tannoy/Lab.gruppen, Tour Tech East, Ltd., Ultratec Special Effects Inc. and Upstaging Inc.
Silver sponsors included Chauvet, Elation, Hemphill Brothers, Pyrotek Special Effects, XL Video and Yamaha/NEXO. Production Partners included On Stage Audio (OSA), PRG, Stage Crew and Techni-Lux. Chaos Visual Productions also returns as a sponsor of the Cocktail Reception, which starts Oct. 20 at 7pm, followed by the Awards Gala and dinner at 8pm.
For more details, please visit www.parnelliawards.com.