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Goldenvoice's Stacy Vee accepts the award for Festival Buyer of the Year at the 2017 International Entertainment Buyers Association awards (IEBA)

IEBA Announces The Nominees For Their 2018 Industry Awards

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NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess) – The International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA) today announced the full slate of nominees for the organization’s 2018 Industry Awards.

Winners will be announced at the Honors & Awards Ceremony of IEBA’s 48th Annual Conference on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 at 5:30 pm.

This year’s IEBA conference is set to take place at the JW Marriott in Nashville from Sept. 30th through October 2nd. This year’s event includes a tailgate party in “agent’s alley” as well as a keynote Q&A with Gary Gersh.

Agencies presenting showcases at this year’s event include Paradigm, APA, and Paradise.

The full list of nominees

Club of the Year
• 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
• Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN
• The Paramount – Huntington, NY
• The Rave / Eagles Club – Milwaukee, WI
• Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
• Stubb’s Bar-B-Q – Austin, TX
• Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA

Casino of the Year
• Agua Caliente Casino Resort – Rancho Mirage, CA
• Chinook Winds Casino Resort – Lincoln City, OR
• Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant, OK
• Foxwoods Resort Casino – Mashantucket, CT
• Grand Casino Resort – Shawnee, OK
• Mystic Lake Casino Hotel – Prior Lake, MN
• Nugget Casino Resort – Sparks, NV
• Talking Stick Resort and Casino – Scottsdale, AZ

 

Ryman Auditorium Theater of the Year
• The Anthem – Washington, DC
• Beacon Theatre – New York, NY
• The Chicago Theatre – Chicago, IL
• Durham Performing Arts Center – Durham, NC
• Microsoft Theater – Los Angeles, CA
• Orpheum Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
• Smart Financial Centre – Sugar Land, TX

Arena of the Year
• Allstate Arena – Rosemont, IL
• BOK Center – Tulsa, OK
• Golden 1 Center – Sacramento, CA
• Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
• The O2 – London, UK
• Prudential Center – Newark, NJ
• T-Mobile Arena – Las Vegas, NV

Amphitheater of the Year
• Austin360 Amphitheater – Austin, TX
• Filene Center at Wolf Trap – Vienna, VA
• The Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
• Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA
• Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
• The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory – Irving, TX
• The Saint Augustine Amphitheatre – Saint Augustine, FL
• Vina Robles Amphitheatre – Paso Robles, CA

Fair of the Year
• California Mid-State Fair – Paso Robles, CA
• Delaware State Fair – Harrington, DE
• Great Jones County Fair – Monticello, IA
• Minnesota State Fair – St. Paul, MN
• OC Fair – Costa Mesa, CA
• Pacific National Exhibition – Vancouver, BC
• Wisconsin State Fair – West Allis, WI

Festival of the Year
• Austin City Limits Music Festival – Austin, TX
• Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival – Manchester, TN
• BottleRock Napa Valley – Napa Valley, CA
• Electric Forest – Rothbury, MI
• KAABOO Del Mar – Del Mar, CA
• Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL
• New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – New Orleans, LA
• Stagecoach Festival – Indio, CA

Club Buyer of the Year
• Margaret Galton – C3 Presents
• Sonia Grover – First Avenue
• Jim Mallonee – House of Blues
• Max McAndrew – AEG Presents
• Scott Orvold – Zero Mile
• Alan Presley – Coyote Joe’s
• Trevor Starnes – Red Mountain Entertainment

Casino Buyer of the Year
• Frank Deal – Choctaw Casino & Resort
• Leslie Goodwin – C3 Presents
• Kell Houston – Houston Productions
• Tammy Kite – Golden Nugget Casino
• Robyn Smith Levi – Boyd Gaming
• Mike Moloney – Mike Moloney Entertainment, LLC
• Joe Soper – Mohegan Sun
• Randy Wright – Integrity Events

Corporate Buyer of the Year
• Michael Boltzman – AEG Presents
• Paul Creighton – T. Skorman Productions
• Denise Kirk – Brattle Entertainment
• Mark Letson – EastCoast Entertainment
• Michelle Trosclair – National Entertainment Database, Inc.
• Rick Whetsel – G7 Entertainment Marketing
• Kevin White – OnStage Talent Group

International Buyer of the Year
• Mike Anderson – Trixstar (Canada)
• Dion Brandt – Frontier Touring (Australia)
• Denis Desmond – MCD Productions (Ireland)
• Toby Leighton-Pope & Steve Homer – AEG Presents (UK)
• Riley O’Connor – Live Nation (Canada)
• Ron Sakamoto – Gold & Gold Productions (Canada)
• James Smith – Live Nation (Japan)

Fair Buyer of the Year
• Casey Blakeley – Inked Entertainment
• Bill Magann – Variety Attractions
• Cathy Mordente – San Diego County Fair
• R.J. Romeo – Romeo Entertainment Group
• Sara Shelton Novak – Triangle Talent
• Greg Walton – Fun, Fairs, & Festivals
• Suzanne Wilson – Wilson Events

Festival Buyer of the Year
• Amy Corbin – C3 Presents
• Tom Hoppa & Dave Graham – BottleRock Napa Valley
• Alicia Karlin – Madison House Presents
• Roger LeBlanc – Madison Entertainment
• Mark Monahan – Ottawa Bluesfest
• Jay Sweet – Newport Festivals Foundation
• Tim Sweetwood – C3 Presents

Venue Executive of the Year
• Kim Bedier – Tacoma Dome, Cheney Stadium, Pantages and Rialto Theaters, & Theater on the Square
• Donna Julian – Spectrum Center
• Geni Lincoln – The Forum
• Beth Paul – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
• Michele Powell – Capital One Arena
• Kristin Ropp – U.S. Bank Arena
• Tricia Silliphant – Scotiabank Arena, Coca-Cola Coliseum, & BMO Field

Young Professional of the Year
• Sabrina Butera – CAA
• Brooke Ivey – APA
• Louisa Leiser – Outback Concerts
• Emily Mayer – AEG Presents
• Paige Ryan – Paradigm Talent Agency
• Ryan Soroka – UTA
• Bobby Weglarz – Live Nation

Talent Agent of the Year
• Dennis Arfa – Artist Group International
• Joe Atamian – Paradigm Talent Agency
• Marc Dennis – CAA
• Cara Lewis – Cara Lewis Group
• Cheryl Paglierani – UTA
• Brent Smith – WME
• Mario Tirado – CAA
• Jay Williams – WME

Promoter of the Year
• Russell Doussan – Live Nation
• Don Fox – Beaver Productions
• Larry & Fred Frank – Frank Productions
• Geoff Gordon – Live Nation
• Ali Harnell – AEG Presents
• Darin Lashinsky – NS2
• Gregg Perloff – Another Planet Entertainment
• Mike Smardak – Outback Concerts

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