#IEBA2017 concludes with Honors & Awards Ceremony


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Wednesday, October 18, 2017)

IEBA, the leading trade organization for live entertainment industry professionals, concluded its 47th Annual Conference last evening with a spectacular awards ceremony honoring those who work tirelessly behind the scenes (full list of winners below). The ceremony also featured the IEBA Hall of Fame induction of iconic artist Kenny Rogers and his tour manager Keith Bugos, storied booking agent Tony Conway, and historic venue Ryman Auditorium.

During the ceremony, IEBA presented industry linchpin Barbara Hubbard a Career Achievement Award in celebration of her 90th birthday year and gifted a $10,000 donation to the Barbara Hubbard Scholarship at New Mexico State University from the newly-established IEBA Educational Outreach Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity.

IEBA’s 48th Annual Conference will be held Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2018 at JW Marriott Nashville, which is scheduled to open Summer of 2018.



Club of the Year – Joe’s Live – Rosemont, IL

Casino of the Year – Mohegan Sun – Uncasville, CT

Theater of the Year – Fox Theatre – Atlanta, GA

Arena of the Year – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN

Amphitheater of the Year – Red Rocks Amphitheater – Morrison, CO

Fair of the Year – State Fair of Texas – Dallas, TX

Festival of the Year – Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI

Club Buyer of the Year – Adam Weiser – AEG Presents

Casino Buyer of the Year – Andrew Blank – C3 Presents

Corporate Buyer of the Year – Ron Pateras – Jam Entertainment & Creative Services

International Buyer of the Year – Jim Cressman – Invictus Entertainment Group

Fair Buyer of the Year – Renee Alexander – Minnesota State Fair

Festival Buyer of the Year – Stacy Vee – Goldenvoice

Venue Executive of the Year – Becky Colwell – The Greek Theatre

Young Professional of the Year – Austin Neal – WME

Talent Agent of the Year – Adam Kornfeld – Artist Group International

Promoter of the Year – Louis Messina – MTG

For a full list of nominees, click here.