Saturday night at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, several Ticketfly clients and partners showed up to see if they would be taking home any of the touring industry’s most notable honors at The Pollstar Awards, the wrap-up to the heavily attended Pollstar Live! Conference. Here’s who we were shamelessly pulling for amongst the nominees, with 100% bias.
• 9:30 Club, The Troubadour, and The Independent for Nightclub of the Year
• Danny Zelisko and Seth Hurwitz for Promoter of the Year
• Bryan Duquette of The Independent and Brian Smith of The Troubadour for Nightclub Talent Buyer of the Year
• Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theatre for Best New Major Concert Venue
• Merriweather Post Pavilion for Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue
Happy to report that the team didn’t go home empty-handed!
ACL took home the prize for Best New Major Concert Venue! It’s a well-deserved award. Their Downtown Austin theatre is absolutely gorgeous. Not to mention that it’s a green venue and hosts some of the best touring acts in the industry. Our good friends (and partners in Philly’s popular Union Transfer) Bowery Ballroom snagged Nightclub of the Year as well.
A big congrats to The Windish Agency for their Top Independent Booking Agency and Top Agent awards! And double thanks to them for kindly housing our VP of Sales, Tom Ewald, in their Chicago basement. We’re looking forward to some pretty crazy parties at SXSW (hint hint keep your eyes here for RSVP and line-up info!).
During the conference portion, our CEO Andrew Dreskin sat on a panel about Alternative Ticketing and moving inventory via social media channels, alongside Ticketbiscuit, Goldstar, Scorebig and others. The search is on for viable ways for promoters to move that difficult inventory.
Since Ticketfly was involved, you can be sure the event was not all business. Our party made Billboard! Turns out if you give away tacos and drinks, you can get Windish, Goldenvoice, Live Nation, Sherpa Concerts, Rose Presents and more all in the same room.
Thanks again to our friends at Pollstar for hosting this crucial event!