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Bandit lites nominated for lighting company of the year

September 19, 2016 | Category: Print

KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE – Bandit Lites, the global leader in concert lighting, has been nominated for Lighting Company of the Year for its exemplary work in 2016 for PLSN and FOH Magazines’ annual Parnelli Awards.

Called “The Oscars of the Live Event Industry,” The Parnelli Awards recognize top visionaries, technology and innovators, both on an individual and company scale. This year’s event will take place October 22, 2016 in Las Vegas at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino during LDI. The event will be hosted by Grammy nominated composer/guitarist Adrian Belew. Bandit Lites has been nominated every year since the inception of the Parnelli’s and has won five times.

Not only is Bandit Lites nominated for its amazing year, but multiple Bandit clients have been honored with nominations in various categories. Lighting Designer Mike Swinford is nominated for Set/Scenic Designer of the Year and Lighting Director Keith Hoagland is nominated for Lighting Director of the Year for their work on Jason Aldean’s epic Six String Circus Tour. Additionally, Bruce Rodgers is also nominated for Set/Scenic Designer of the Year for the awesome spectacle that was Garth Brooks at Yankee Stadium.

“Bandit is honored to be again be nominated for this prestigious award,” said Bandit Chair, Michael T. Strickland. “Everyone at Bandit strives daily to deliver the highest quality service in the industry and will always do so. The phenomenally talented people at Bandit wish to take this moment to say thank you to all of our friends, clients, family and people that make our lives possible. We know how blessed we are to be able to work in an industry we love so much, and we promise to always deliver the best!”

Voting is open to all FOH and PLSN subscribers, with voting closing September 30. To cast your vote, visit

About Bandit Lites, Inc.
Bandit Lites is a global leader in the entertainment lighting marketplace.  From touring productions to fixed installations, Bandit Lites has a full staff of highly trained professionals to deal with all types of lighting needs. Bandit’s global presence will insure seamless transitions no matter where your next show takes you.  Learn more at



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