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Congrats to the winners of the 2018 Pollstar Award winners from LA. 

Music Starts Here salutes the Nashville winners and all the winners of the 2018 Pollstar Awards. 

Nashville winners include The Bridgestone Arena and The Ryman Auditorium and also the team at MOOTV won an award for the 8th time. - way to go Nashville!! Special Congrats to Garth Brooks as he was announced as as the inaugural inductee to Pollstar's Live Music Hall of Fame. 


2018 Pollstar Award Winners:

Theatre of the Year: Ryman Auditorium | Nashville, TN

Arena of the Year: Bridgestone Arena | Nashville, TN

Venue Executive of the Year: David Kells | Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN

Video Company of the Year: Moo TV Nashville, TN

Red Rocks Award / Best Small Outdoor Venue: Greek Theatre | Los Angeles, CA
Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue: Hollywood Bowl | Los Angeles, CA
Best New Concert Venue: Brooklyn Steel | Brooklyn, NY

International Venue of the Year: The O2 | London, UK
Nightclub Talent Buyer of the Year: Melanie Cantwell | 9:30 Club, The Anthem, Lincoln Theatre, Washington, DC
Talent Buyer of the Year: Stacy Vee | Goldenvoice
Bill Graham Award / Promoter of the Year: Gregg Perloff | Another Planet Entertainment

International Music Festival of the Year: Glastonbury Festival | Pilton, UK

Nightclub of the Year: 9:30 Club | Washington, DC

International Promoter of the Year: Barrie Marshall | Marshall Arts
Bobby Brooks Award / Agent of the Year: Cara Lewis | CLG – Cara Lewis Group
Third Coast Booking Agent of the Year: Joe Atamian | Paradigm Talent Agency
UK Booking Agent of the Year: Emma Banks | Creative Artists Agency UK

Independent Booking Agency of the Year: High Road Touring
Booking Agency of the Year: Paradigm Talent Agency
Rising Star: Lenore Kinder, AEG Presents


Personal Manager of the Year: Tony Dimitriades | Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Road Warrior of the Year: Dale "Opie" Skjerseth | The Rolling Stones, Guns N' Roses
Lighting Company of the Year: Upstaging
Sound Company of the Year: Clair Global
Staging / Equipment: Company of the Year: Stagecoach
Tech Enhancement of the Year: 3D Live, Flying Lotus