Parnelli 2012 Awards Ballot Finalized, Voting Begins!

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2012 Parnelli Awards Oct 20 Mirage Las VegasLAS VEGAS — PLSN readers — and that means YOU — have nominated the top individuals and companies involved in lighting, staging, video, sound and production support for the two dozen categories of awards that will be presented Oct. 20 at the Mirage in Las Vegas (Yes, tickets are still available!) Now PLSN readers — and that means YOU — all have the opportunity to vote — but only until Sept. 30. This is it for 2012 — don’t miss out! Go to and let YOUR voice be heard!

The Parnelli ballot includes nominees for best Lighting Designer, Set/Scenic Designer, Video Director, Tour Manager and Production Manager and companies involved in lighting, video, staging, rigging, set construction, pyro, trucking, coach companies and freight forwarding. It also includes the regional winners of the Hometown Hero competition, each of which became automatic nominees for national Hometown Hero bragging rights. And the nominated products for the Parnelli “IT” Awards — in lighting, video, staging and sound — are also on the ballot.

The awards will be presented at the gala ceremony Oct. 20 that begins with a cocktail reception at 7 pm. The dinner and awards starts at 8 pm, hosted this year by none other than Cory Wells of 3 Dog Night fame. Last year’s gala was a sellout; so be sure to get your tickers in advance this time at

The 2012 Parnelli Awards is made possible by generous and forward-thinking sponsoring companies including: Gold: All Access Staging & Production, Bandit Lites, Branam Enterprises, Brown United, CT Touring, Epic Production Technologies, Gallagher Staging & Productions, 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; Silver: Chauvet, Elation Professional, Hemphill Brothers, Pyrotek Special Effects, XL Video and Yamaha/NEXO; and Production Partners: On Stage Audio, PRG, Stage Crew, Techni-Lux, and TPI. Chaos Visual Productions is hosting the cocktail party, and 4Wall, Branam Enterprises, Daktronics and Precise Corporate Staging are among the sponsors for the Parnelli Golf Tournament, set for Oct. 18 at the Arroyo Golf Club in Las Vegas.

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