Rogers Place nominated Best New Major Concert Venue

In just two months, Rogers Place has welcomed more than 400,000 guests to 10 star-studded concerts, 25 NHL games and a plethora of unique events. On November 11, 2016, our peers at Pollstar announced the nominations for the 28th Annual Pollstar Awards, including a nomination for Rogers Place as the Best New Major Concert Venue. 

The only Canadian venue in its category, Rogers Place is up against Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, Golden 1 Center, Lakeview Amphitheater, T-Mobile Arena and US Bank Stadium. The winners of this worldwide event will be announced at the Pollstar Live! 2017 event held in Los Angeles on February 2.

POLLSTAR AWARDS NOMINEES

MAJOR TOUR OF THE YEAR

Adele

Beyoncé

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Coldplay

Garth Brooks

Guns N’ Roses

 

MOST CREATIVE STAGE PRODUCTION

Adele

Beyoncé

Carrie Underwood

Coldplay

Kanye West

 

COMEDY TOUR OF THE YEAR

Amy Schumer

Jeff Dunham

Jim Gaffigan

Kevin Hart

Louis C.K.

 

BEST NEW TOURING ARTIST

The 1975

The Chainsmokers

Chance The Rapper

Chris Stapleton

Pentatonix

 

MAJOR MUSIC FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR

Austin City Limits Festival – Austin, TX

Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival – Indio, CA

Desert Trip – Indio, CA

Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL

Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival – San Francisco, CA

 

MUSIC FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR

Levitate Music & Arts Festival – Marshfield, MA

Life Is Beautiful – Las Vegas, NV

Newport Folk Festival – Newport, RI

Newport Jazz Festival – Newport, RI

Shaky Knees Festival – Atlanta, GA

Treasure Island Festival – San Francisco, CA

 

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR

Bluesfest – Byron Bay, Australia

Barclaycard British Summer Time Hyde Park – London, UK

Glastonbury Festival – Pilton, UK

Lollapalooza Berlin – Berlin, Germany

Primavera Sound – Barcelona, Spain

Rock Werchter – Werchter, Belgium

 

NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR

9:30 Club – Washington, DC

The Birchmere – Alexandria, VA

The Fillmore Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA

First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN

House of Blues Boston – Boston, MA

The Independent – San Francisco, CA

Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL

Webster Hall – New York, NY

 

THEATRE OF THE YEAR

Beacon Theatre – New York, NY

Chicago Theatre – Chicago, IL

Fox Theatre – Atlanta, GA

Fox Theater – Oakland, CA

Microsoft Theater – Los Angeles, CA

Radio City Music Hall – New York, NY

Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN

 

ARENA OF THE YEAR

Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY

BOK Center – Tulsa, OK

Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN

Forum – Inglewood, CA

Madison Square Garden Arena – New York, NY

Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA

 

RED ROCKS AWARD / BEST SMALL OUTDOOR VENUE

Ascend Amphitheater – Nashville, TN

Bank of NH Pavilion at Meadowbrook – Gilford, NH

Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk – Brooklyn, NY

Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

Mountain Winery – Saratoga, CA

Prospect Park Bandshell – Brooklyn, NY

Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA

Vina Robles Amphitheatre – Paso Robles, CA

 

BEST MAJOR OUTDOOR CONCERT VENUE

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – The Woodlands, TX

Forest Hills Stadium – Forest Hills, NY

Gorge Amphitheatre – Quincy, WA

Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park – Alpharetta, GA

 

BEST NEW MAJOR CONCERT VENUE

Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk – Brooklyn, NY

Golden 1 Center – Sacramento, CA

Lakeview Amphitheater – Syracuse, NY

Rogers Place – Edmonton, AB

T-Mobile Arena – Las Vegas, NV

US Bank Stadium – Minneapolis, MN

 

INTERNATIONAL VENUE OF THE YEAR

Auditorio Nacional – Mexico City, Mexico

Le Bataclan – Paris, France

Eventim Apollo – London, UK

Manchester Arena – Manchester, UK

The O2 – London, UK

Royal Albert Hall – London, UK

Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

FACILITY EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

Bob Belber – Times Union Center – Albany, NY

Jeff Nickler – BOK Center – Tulsa, OK

John Page – Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA

Lee Zeidman – Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA

Ralph Marchetta –Talking Stick Resort Arena – Phoenix, AZ

Trey Feazell – Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA

 

NIGHTCLUB TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR

Ed Warm – Joe’s Bar, Windy City Smokeout, Bub City – Chicago, IL; Joe’s Live – Rosemont, IL

Josh Moore – Music Hall Of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY; Terminal 5 – New York, NY

Michael Jaworek – The Birchmere – Alexandria, VA

Sonia Grover – First Avenue, 7th St. Entry – Minneapolis, MN

Stacie George – Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY; Irving Plaza, Roots Festival Picnic – New York, NY

 

TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR

Andy Cirzan – Jam Productions

Brian O’Connell – Live Nation Nashville

Don Strasburg – AEG Live Rocky Mountain Region

Huston Powell – C3 Presents

John Valentino – AEG Live SE

Lesley Olenik – Goldenvoice Los Angeles

 

BILL GRAHAM AWARD / PROMOTER OF THE YEAR

Dan Steinberg – Emporium Presents

Darin Lashinsky – NS2

Don Fox – Beaver Productions

Gregg Perloff – Another Planet Entertainment

Larry & Fred Frank – Frank Productions

Seth Hurwitz – I.M.P.

 

INTERNATIONAL PROMOTER OF THE YEAR

Barrie Marshall – Marshall Arts

Marek Lieberberg – Live Nation Germany

Michael Chugg – Chugg Entertainment

Michael Gudinski – Frontier Touring

Pete Wilson – 3A Entertainment

Rob Potts – Rob Potts Entertainment Edge

Simon Moran – SJM

 

THIRD COAST AGENT OF THE YEAR

Adam Voith – The Billions Corporation

Brad Bissell – Creative Artists Agency

Hunter Williams – Creative Artists Agency

Jonathan Levine – Paradigm Talent Agency

Keith Miller – WME

Kevin Neal – WME

Paul Lohr – New Frontier Touring

 

BOBBY BROOKS AWARD / AGENT OF THE YEAR

Carole Kinzel – Creative Artists Agency

Jay Williams – WME

Kirk Sommer – WME

Marty Diamond – Paradigm Talent Agency

Sam Hunt – The Windish Agency

Steve Martin – APA

 

INDEPENDENT BOOKING AGENCY OF THE YEAR

The Billions Corporation

Circle Talent Agency

High Road Touring

Madison House

Pinnacle Entertainment

Red 11 Music

The Roots Agency

 

BOOKING AGENCY OF THE YEAR

APA

Creative Artists Agency

Paradigm Talent Agency

United Talent Agency

WME

 

UK BOOKING AGENT OF THE YEAR

Alex Hardee – CODA

David Levy – WME

Emma Banks – Creative Artists Agency UK

Geoff Meall – United Talent Agency

John Giddings – Solo Agency

Rod MacSween – International Talent Booking

Steve Strange – X-ray Touring

 

PERSONAL MANAGER OF THE YEAR

Bernie Cahill – Zac Brown Band, Bassnectar, Dead & Company

Chris Woltman – Twenty One Pilots, NF

Clarence Spalding – Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts

Coran Capshaw – Dave Matthews Band, Phish, Chris Stapleton

Jon Landau – Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Michael McDonald – Ray LaMontagne, Walk The Moon, Yusef / Cat Stevens

 

ROAD WARRIOR OF THE YEAR

Blaine Brinton – Disturbed

Dale “Opie” Skjerseth – AC/DC, The Rolling Stones, Guns N’ Roses

Jake Berry – EDC Las Vegas, EDC India, AC/DC

Jim Runge – Major Lazer, Empire of the Sun

Keith Keller – Rihanna, Drake

Malcolm Weldon – Beyoncé, Janet Jackson

Mike Bess – Kanye West, Guns N’ Roses

 

LIGHTING COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Bandit Lites

Christie Lites

PRG

Upstaging

VER

 

SOUND COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Clair Global

Eighth Day Sound Systems

Rat Sound Systems

Sound Image

Special Event Services

VER Tour Sound

 

STAGING / EQUIPMENT COMPANY OF THE YEAR

All Access Staging & Productions

Brown United

G2 Structures

Mountain Productions

Stageco

Tait

 

TRANSPORTATION COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Janco

Rock-It Cargo

Sound Moves

Stage Call Corp.

Upstaging

 

VIDEO COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Moo TV

PRG Nocturne

Screenworks

Solotech

VER

 

Rogers Place would like to thank our peers at Pollstar for the nomination.

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