ANAHEIM, CA (CelebrityAccess) — The Parnelli board of advisors announced that Bobby “Boomer” Thrasher, longtime production manager for Billy Joel and other artists, will be honored with the 2018 Parnelli Audio Lifetime Achievement Award.
The award will be presented during a ceremony on Jan. 26, 2018 during the 2018 NAMM conference at the Hilton Hotel near the Anaheim Convention Center.
In the course of his career, which includes stints with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon and others, Thrasher has handled almost every aspect of live events, from carpentry, building stages, rigging, running audio, site coordination, stage managing, and touring and production duties.
“Bobby ‘Boomer’ Thrasher runs his backstage with humor and authority,” said Marshall Bissett, chairman of the Parnelli board of advisors. “Putting together huge outdoor events with Billy Joel, Paul Simon and other high profile clients takes a lot of talent, patience and a huge network of worldwide contacts. Bobby embodies all the qualities at the heart of the Parnelli awards.”
Thrasher is a veteran of the Parnelli award stage and previously was named as Parnelli Production Manager of the Year in 2009. – Staff Writers