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Bandit Lites Nominated for Lighting Company of the Year

USA – Bandit Lites is once again celebrating a nomination for Lighting Company of the Year from PLSN and FOH Magazines’ 19th Annual Parnelli Awards. Bandit has been nominated every year of the event and has won seven times.

Bandit has been named Lighting Company of the Year in an industry-leading, 26-times from various organisations. Bandit is finishing their 51st year in business and is looking forward to 50 more!

Hailed as the “Oscars of the Live Event Industry,” The Parnelli Awards recognises the concert industry’s top technology, visionaries and innovators, both at a company and individual level. The evening seeks to shine a light on those who work hard behind the scenes.

In addition to Bandit’s nomination for Lighting Company of the Year, The Parnelli board of advisors announced Bandit Lites chair and founder, Michael T. Strickland will be awarded the Parnelli Visionary Award for his lifetime of innovation and dedication to the industry he so loves. Strickland has had one job in his life, and that is running Bandit Lites, since he was 12 years old.

This year’s event will take place on 17 January, 2020 at the Hilton Anaheim, located next to the Anaheim Convention Center. The ceremony will take place during NAMM’s annual convention and as part of NAMM Live. John Waite, prolific songwriter and one of rock’s greatest singers, will be the host.

“This is again a tremendous honor to be nominated by your peers,” Michael T. Strickland said proudly. “The fantastic team at Bandit goes to work every day with a single mission: to enable clients to experience excellence! Bandit has been driven by quality since day one and will always maintain that focus. We will be better today than we were yesterday! Thank you to those that have nominated and supported us, and we promise to always deliver at the highest level.”

Voting is open to FOH and PLSN subscribers, both magazine and digital, with voting closing on 6th December at 12:00 pm. To cast a vote, visit

1st November 2019

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