John Mayer will be honored with Billboard's Legend of Live Award and Shawn Mendes will accept inaugural Artist of the Year Award.
Billboard, the world's largest voice in music, on Tuesday (Sept. 18) announced its first slate of speakers, panelists and award winners for this year’s Billboard Live Music Summit and Awards, formerly known as the Billboard Touring Conference and Awards. The annual event, set to take place on Nov. 13-14 at the Montage in Beverly Hills, California, brings together live music’s top industry insiders, power players and artists for a 360-degree look at the challenges and opportunities facing the industry.
On the evening of Nov. 13, John Mayer will accept the annual Legend of Live Award at the Billboard Live Music Awards. The night’s highest honor will celebrate Mayer’s extensive touring career and his ongoing contributions to the industry, specifically highlighting his successful tour with Dead & Company as well as his collaboration with Dave Chappelle on the Controlled Danger Tour.
Billboard will also honor Shawn Mendes with its inaugural Artist of the Year award, recognizing the success of his Illuminate World Tour and his upcoming arena tour off the back of his recently released third, self-titled album. Mendes and his manager Andrew Gertler, of AG Artists, will sit down for an interview during the Live Music Summit with Billboard’s West Coast Editor, Melinda Newman, to discuss how artists can build a deep connection with fans by combining online interactions with real life experiences.