Nominate by March 29, 2019!

VenuesNow’s Generation Next Awards honors professionals 35 or younger who are making their mark in sports and live entertainment. The awards, first given out in 2011, spotlights high-level achievers in facilities from arenas to clubs and stadiums to performing arts centers, as well as from ticketing, concessions, content and other related areas. If you know of an individual deserving of this award who is 35 or younger, please submit your nomination. Five individuals will be selected and featured in our June issue.

Winners of this award becomes the ones to watch in the industry, as past honorees have proved, such as Carl Mittleman (2011, Aramark), now president of Aramark Sports & Entertainment; Brian Sipe (2013, SMG – Big Sandy Superstore Arena), now general manager at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza and head of the SMG Northeast Regional booking team; Juliette Feld (2014, Feld Entertainment), now Feld chief operating officer; and Casey Sparks (2015, BOK Center), who just moved up to general manager at the Tulsa arena.

Our readers play a vital part in the process, identifying these future leaders through their nominations and then deciding the winners with their votes. We invite you to share your knowledge and opinion, through the nomination process and the voting, to choose the Generation Next Awards Class of 2019.

Professionals in sports and live entertainment 35 years old and under.  We are seeking young professionals involved in arenas, stadiums, performing arts centers, amphitheaters, theaters, clubs, convention centers, festivals, concessions, promoters and talent agents. Past Generation Next Award recipients are not qualified to be renominated.Click here for a list of past Generation Next Award recipients.

VenuesNow subscribers will vote on their peers. The award winners will be highlighted in the June issue of VenuesNow.


Nominations were accepted through March 29, 2019.
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Winners of the Generation Next Awards will be announced in the June 2019 issue of VenuesNow.