Pollstar tracks concerts and tours from all manner of artists. And for the past 32 years they have honoured the best touring artists and venues.

The winners of the 2020 Pollstar Awards are:
Major Tour of the Year: Sir Elton John and his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour
Best Rock Tour: The Rolling Stones No Filter Tour
Best Hip-Hop or R&B Tour: Post Malone and his Beerbongs & Bentleys and Runaway tours
Best Pop Tour: Pink with her Beautiful Trauma World Tour
Best Country Tour: Kacey Musgraves with her Oh, What a World Tours
Best Latin Tour: Jennifer Lopez with her It’s My Party: The Live Celebration
Comedy Tour of the Year: Sebastian Maniscalco with his Stay Hungry and You Bother Me tours
Best Support or Special Guest Act: Joan Jett for Heart on the Love Alive Tour
Best Residency: Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden
Best Non-Music Tour of the Year: Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michellle Obama
Best New Headliner: Billie Eislish
Over 30,000 attendance U.S. Music Festival of the Year: Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, TX
Under 30,000 attendance U.S. Music Festival of the Year: Newport Folk Festival in Newport, RI
International Music Festival of the Year: Glastonbury Festival in the UK
Nightclub of the Year: The Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA
Theatre of the Year: Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN
Arena of the Year: Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY
Outdoor Concert Venue of the Year: Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA
Best New Concert Venue: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
International Venue of the Year: The O2 Arena in London, UK
Venue Executive of the Year: Laurie Jacoby at Madison Square Garden
Talent Buyer of the Year: Stacy Vee of Goldenvoice and the Messina Touring Group
Small Venue Talent Buyer of the Year: Stacie George of Live Nation
Promoter of the Year: Louis Messina of the Messina Touring Group
International Promoter of the Year: Barrie Marshall of Marshall Arts
Agent of the Year: Marty Diamond of Paradigm
International Booking Agent of the Year: Emma Banks of CAA
Booking Agency of the Year: Paradigm
Independent Booking Agency of the Year: High Road Touring
Rising Star Award: Sara Bollwinkel of Paradigm
Personal Manager of the Year: Coran Capshaw of Red Light Management
Road Warrior of the Year: Gus Brandt for the Foo Fighters, Pharrell Williams, and NERD
Transportation Company of the Year: Rock-It Cargo
Best Concert Visuals: Moo TV
Best Concert Sound: Clair Global
Marketing or PR Executive of the Year: Kate McMahon of Messina Touring Group
Best Hang: Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, TX
Best Person to Score a Dinner With: Michael Rapino of Live Nation
The Wall (least likely to cave on agreed terms): Gerry Barad of Live Nation
Life of the Party: Ron Delsener of Live Nation
Most Frequently Name-Dropped: Irving Azoff of The Azoff Company

 

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