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18th Annual Parnelli Awards

Kevin M. Mitchell • FeaturesFebruary 2019 • February 11, 2019

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), more than two dozen other awards were bestowed to the people, companies and products voted by PLSN and FOH magazine subscribers to be tops in their fields. It was a star-studded evening with video congrats for Chris Adamson coming in from Mick Fleetwood and Lenny Kravitz, and Alan Parsons stepping up to present some awards along with host Kenny Aronoff.

“This was probably the best Parnelli Awards ever,” was a common refrain as the show wrapped up in the Hilton Pacific Ballroom. NAMM president/CEO Joe
Lamond ran on stage before the show officially started and joked that he was “sneaking on stage before Terry Lowe knows I’m here.” He went on to give a short, heartfelt talk about how the music industry is at the crossroads, and how important it is that the live production world is part of NAMM. Then, being one of at least four drummers that would take the stage this night, he made a drummer joke.

To download a PDF of the 18th annual Parnelli Awards, CLICK HERE.

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