LAS VEGAS (CelebrityAccess) — Recording artist Lee Greenwood and legendary concert promoter John Meglen are both lined up to receive lifetime achievement awards at the eighth annual Casino Entertainment Awards.
The awards, which will be presented during a live stream as part of a virtual awards ceremony that honors outstanding artists, executives and venues in the casino entertainment industry.
Greenwood, who got his start as a performing artist in casinos, will be presented with a Casino Entertainment Legend Award, recognizing his contribution of more than 20 albums and 35 charting singles to the world of music.
Meglan, who is is President & Co-CEO of Concerts West, a global touring division of AEG Present, is also lined up for a legends Award. Over the course of his career, Meglen has promoted casino tours for Celine Dion, The Rolling Stones, Brad Paisley, Katy Perry, Chris Young and many recognized artists.
“Although most casino arenas, showrooms and other entertainment venues are closed due to the pandemic, we are pleased to still be able to honor the outstanding casino artists, executives and venues nationwide that were active during the nomination period of April 2019 to March 2020,” said Traci Peel, CEA producer.
Casino Entertainment Awards will be presented to artists, executives and venues in nine categories in casino entertainment.
Selected from more than 1,500 online nominations, the nominees for 2020 CEAs include:
Casino Entertainer of the Year
• Patti LaBelle
• Johnny Mathis
• Barry Manilow
• Reba, Brooks & Dunn
Casino Comedian of the Year
• Ken Jeong
• Jo Koy
• Sebastian Maniscalco
• Adam Sandler
Casino Musical Artist of the Year
• 98 Degrees
• Pepe Aguilar
• The Beach Boys
• Lorrie Morgan
• REO Speedwagon
Casino Production Show of the Year
• The Clairvoyants
• Price Is Right Live
• So You Think You Can Dance
• Thunder From Down Under
Casino Entertainment Executive of the Year
• Chris Baldizan, MGM Resorts International
• Damian Costa, Caesars Entertainment
• Tammy Kite, Golden Nugget Casino
• Joe Lupo, Hard Rock Atlantic City
• Dan Pferschy, Aqua Caliente Resort Casino Spa
Casino Showroom/Theater of the Year
• Encore Theater at Wynn
• The Music Box, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
• Mystic Lake Showroom, Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
• Pechanga Theater, Pechanga Resort Casino
• The Show, Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa
Casino Arena/Amphitheater of the Year
• BECU Live, Northern Quest Resort & Casino
• Hard Rock Live at Mark G. Etess Arena, Atlantic City
• Hard Rock Live, Hard Rock Hollywood
• Ovation Hall, Ocean Resort Casino
• Park Theater at Park MGM Las Vegas
Casino Booking Agent of the Year
• Adam Kornfeld, AGI
• Mark Roeder, WME/Nashville
• Darius Sabet, UTA
• Seth Shomes, UTA
• Christianne Weiss, APA
Independent Casino Talent Buyer of the Year
• Judy Alberti, Alberti Entertainment LLC
• Jordan Huneryager, C3 Presents
• Leslie Master, Live Nation Entertainment
• Michael Scafuto, The M&M Group, Inc.
• Danny Zelisko, Danny Zelisko Presents