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A Special Note of Thanks to Sponsors of the 19th Annual Parnelli Awards

PLSN Staff • News • October 21, 2019

LAS VEGAS – Now that Thanksgiving celebrations have come and gone (if you are from Canada, anyway) and those in the U.S. are starting to make plans for their own celebration on Nov. 28, it seems like a good time to express gratitude for those who make the annual Parnelli Awards possible – the sponsors of the 19th annual ceremony, set to return to the Anaheim Hilton on Jan. 17, 2020 during winter NAMM.

“It’s an exciting time for all of us on the Parnelli production team as we build on last year’s successful show,” said Terry Lowe, Parnelli Awards executive producer and publisher of PLSN and FOH magazines. Parnelli nominations are now in, and the final Parnelli Ballot is now taking shape. The full list of nominees will be announced soon, and Parnelli voting will continue from early November into early December.

“We’re especially grateful that so many past sponsors are returning to make it all possible. And it’s exciting to see new sponsors come aboard as well,” Lowe added. “These are all forward-thinking companies who know that receiving a Parnelli Award is the live event’s highest honor.”

For the fourth year in a row, Group One Ltd., which distributes a variety of pro audio and lighting brands in North America, returns in the top-tier Platinum spot. The list of Gold Sponsors, meanwhile, includes All Access Staging & Production, Bandit Lites, Bose Professional, d&b audiotechnik, Elation, G2 Structures, Gallagher Rental Inc., Global Trend Pro, Harman Professional, High End Systems, Maryland Sound, Master FX, Meyer Sound, Moo TV, NAMM, NovaStar, PRG, Pyrotecnico FX, Pyrotek Special Effects, Rat Sound Systems, Robe, Rock-It Cargo, RZI Lighting, Screenworks/NEP, Solotech, Sound Image, Special Event Services (SES), Stageline, Strictly FX, Ultratec Special Effects and VUE Audiotechnik.

The list of Silver Sponsors includes ACT Lighting, Hemphill Brothers, On Tour Logistics, ROE Visual and See Factor. The Parnelli Awards will also once again be supported by production partners including Access Event Solutions, Atomic Design, Green Hippo and TPI. Those stepping up as Cocktail Sponsors include Brown Note Productions, Chauvet Professional and TLS Productions. And Pyrotek Special Effects also returns as the after-party sponsor.

The three Parnelli Awards honoring career achievement are going to Mark “Springo” Spring (Lifetime Achievement Award), Michael T. Strickland (Visionary Award) and Karrie Keyes (Audio Innovator).

For more information, and to reserve your seat (or table), visit To join the list of sponsors, email Greg Gallardo at

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