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bandit lites nominated for lighting company of the year

November 08, 2017 | Category: Print

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – Bandit Lites, renowned concert lighting company and nearly 50 year veteran of the touring industry, is rounding out an incredibly successful 2017 with a nomination for Lighting Company of the Year from PLSN and FOH Magazines’ 18th Annual Parnelli Awards. Bandit Lites has been nominated every year since the inception of the event and has won six times.

The Parnelli Awards recognizes the concert industry’s top visionaries, technology and innovators, both at a company and individual level. This year’s event will take place Friday, January 26 in Anaheim California at the Hilton on the Anaheim Convention Campus. Grammy nominated composer and bassist Tony Levin will host the evening while Billy Joel’s production manager Bobby “Boomer” Thrasher will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

In addition to Bandit Lites’ company recognition, multiple Bandit clients have also been honored with nominations. Andy Knighton is nominated for Lighting Director of the Year for his work with Rascal Flatts and Keith Hoagland is nominated for Lighting Director of the Year for his work on Jason Aldean’s They Don’t Know Tour.

“Bandit is again honored to be recognized by our peers for the hard work the team puts in globally on a daily basis,” said Bandit founder and Chair, Michael T. Strickland. “We promise to deliver the world’s best people and service and will never let our clients down.”

Voting is open to FOH and PLSN subscribers, with voting closing on December 15th at 12:00 pm. 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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