Bandit Lites Nominated for Lighting Company of the Year

NASHVILLE, TN – It is with enormous pride that Bandit Lites shares its nomination for Lighting Company of the Year at the 22nd Annual Parnelli Awards. Since 2001, the award recognizes “pioneering, influential professionals and their contributions, honoring individuals, companies, and game-changing products.”

Bandit Lites continues to lead in lighting and 2023 was another banner year supporting a range of talented clients including HARDY, Zac Brown Band, Alice Cooper, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Carrie Underwood, We Came as Romans, Black Veil Brides, Cannibal Corpse, Mayhem, Megan Moroney, Jackson Dean, Emily Ann Roberts, Mitch Rossell, Kansas, Jason Aldean, Widespread Panic, Maren Morris, ZZ Top, Halestorm, Red, Alanis Morrisette, Dude Perfect, Dispatch, Brooks and Dunn, Garth Brooks, Midland, Home Free and many more.

“Bandit is again humbled and honored to be honored with this nomination.” stated Bandit Chair Michael T. Strickland. “The amazing world class team at Bandit works tirelessly every day to deliver excellence to all our clients, and we promise to always stay on that path. Thank you to the staff and readers of PLSN for this nomination, we are grateful. These awards are indeed the Oscars of our industry.”

Additional congratulations are in order for Bandit Lites Lighting Director Carter Fulghum and Lighting Designer Mitchell Schellenger for their outstanding work on Shinedown’s The Revolution Live Tour.

“Bandit and Shinedown have been together since day one,” continued Strickland. “Brent Smith is also from Knoxville. They are quite simply one of the best rock bands in the world. The dramatic and powerful design and direction of the current tour is world class. Mitch and Carter deserve every accolade possible. When you leave a Shinedown show you are 100% exhausted because of the emotional roller coaster you are taken on by both the amazing music and the sensational lighting. My hat is off to the band, Mitchell, and Carter. Well done!”

Voting continues in December and the winners will be announced January 26 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. The gala begins with the Parnelli Cocktail Party at 6 p.m. and is followed by the awards banquet at 7 p.m.

PLSN and FOH subscribers can vote online at

About Bandit Lites, Inc.

Bandit Lites is a full-service design, management and producer of live events, theatrical productions, and live shows. Bandit Lites has a full staff of highly trained professionals to deal with all types of production needs. Bandit’s presence will ensure seamless transitions no matter where your next show takes you. More information available at