The Parnelli Awards Return

After taking advantage of a “gap year” in 2021, the Parnelli Awards, the industry’s highest honor for live event professionals, returns to the NAMM Campus, on Friday, January 21, 2022, for the 20th installment of the popular award show.

The who’s who of the entertainment technology industry attend the annual awards, and since 2017, can now also visit The NAMM Show to see the latest products and connect as a global community.

Since 2001, scores of the industry’s highest achievers and most admired innovators have been awarded the Parnelli. The award recognizes pioneering, influential professionals and their contributions, honoring both individuals and companies. It is truly the "Oscar®" of the Live Event Industry.

For two-decades, the event has hosted some memorable moments, serving as the marquis event of the year where professionals can connect and celebrate the achievements of an entire industry and the people who make it possible. 20 live event professionals have received the industry’s highest honor as a lifetime achievement honoree.

Over the past year, the team at the Parnelli Awards, have been sifting through the history of live event industry memories. You can see many of the highlights in a special retrospective video, “Keep the Torch Lit,” that debuted last January as part of NAMM’s Believe in Music Week.

Visit for the latest news and to see stories from 20-years of award history, defining excellence in the live events production.

More information on this year’s event will be released in the coming months.