Capshaw, JPJ nominated for industry awards
As if more evidence were needed that Charlottesville is fast becoming a live music hub, two local institutions have been nominated for industry publication Pollstar's Concert Industry Awards. This morning, perennial contender Coran Capshaw got a nod for Personal Manager of the Year for his work with the Dave Matthews Band, and John Paul Jones Arena is up for Best New Major Concert Venue.
The JPJ's is the first time a Charlottesville venue has been nominated for a Concert Industry Award. Its fellow nominees are the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, New York and the Sears Centre in the Chicago suburb of Hoffman Estates.
Capshaw is no stranger to these annual honors. This is his eighth nomination; he won the same award in 1998, 2003, and 2004. He will face off against fellow artist managers John Silva (Beastie Boys, Beck, Foo Fighters), Bob McLynn (Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco), Jordan Kurland (Death Cab For Cutie), Pat Magnarella (Green Day), and Paul Korzilius (Bon Jovi). The Bonnaroo Music Festival– an annual big-open-field-fest in Tennessee that Capshaw's MusicToday organizes– was nominated for Music Festival of the Year for the fourth time.
Conspicuously absent from this year's nominees is another of Charlottesville's homegrown musical products: the Dave Matthews Band. Despite having toured extensively in 2006 and being long regarded by fans as one of America's great live acts, the DMB has not been nominated for an award by Pollstar since their 1999 nod for Major Tour of the Year, which they won in 1998.