2020 Event Information

Star Awards Banner July 24, 2020

In this unprecedented period in our industry and across the world, our first priority is always the health and safety of our community and our ILEA family. 

We will be briefly pausing registration for the 2020 MN Star Awards while we evaluate the climate of our current situation and adapt accordingly through creative solutions, event technologies, and designs never before seen by the MN Star Awards. This is our opportunity to create something spectacular, innovative and smart. 

16th Annual Minnesota Star Awards

Cosmic Fantasy: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe

Friday, July 24, 2020
6:00pm - 12:00am
Quincy Hall 
1325 Quincy St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Schedule Nominees Event Sponsors Hotel Rooms Volunteers Shuttle & Parking

Discover what is hidden in your stars as we Unlock the Mysteries of the Universe and fulfill our Cosmic Fantasies. The 16th Annual Minnesota Star Awards will be held on Saturday, April 4th, 2020. This evening of celestial opulence will include a ceremony to showcase the amazing work of this years’ Star Award nominees and honor the winners live. The entire evening, including reception and after-party, will showcase some of the best and brightest in Minnesota.

Discover the zodiac in a whole new light. This year we are encouraging guests to dress in their zodiac power color. Explore our MN Star Awards Fashion Pinterest page to find your zodiac power color and find star striking outfit inspiration.

Winner of the 2018 Bizbash Style Award for Best Association Event and celebrating the 16th Anniversary of this iconic event, get ready to enjoy what promises to be a memorable night!

The International Live Events Association (ILEA) – Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter launched the Minnesota Star Awards to recognize outstanding professionals in the special event industry for all of the events they create, plan, manage and execute each year.

Please tag and share your photos from the event with #MNStarAwards

Congratulations to the 2019 Star Awards Winners


ILEA Members - $85 ($105 after July 17)
Guests/Non-members - $100 ($120 after July 17)

Hotel Room Information

More information will be available closer to the event

Event Sponsors

Thank you to our generous event sponsors!

For more information on Sponsorship Opportunities contact Jessica Barrett, Sponsorship Chair, at Jessica@machineshopmpls.com or 612-701-2681.


This event would not be possible without a dedicated team of extraordinary volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering during the event, or to help set up and tear down, please fill out this Google Form with your availability. If you are interested in attending the Star Awards as a guest, we offer a free ticket to volunteers who work a total of 8 hours (part of those hours must be a tear-down shift).


6:00 pm: Reception at Quincy Hall

7:10 pm: Seating Begins 

7:30 - 9:00 pm: Awards Ceremony 

9:00 pm - Midnight: After-party

Bar service is hosted all night (all guests must have a valid ID)

Hair & Makeup

Hair styling and Makeup services will be available at Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot. Stay tuned for a sign-up sheet.

Custom Airbrush Tan & Salon is offering an exclusive rate for airbrush tan services. Contact by phone or text to schedule an appointment and mention the MN Star Awards 651-263-5924 or email customairbrushtanmn@gmail.com for the special rate.

Special: 1 tan for $35 or 3 tans for $85


Shuttle service to and from Quincy Hall and Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot will be available through Renee’s Limousines. Please check back for shuttle times.


Complimentary valet parking will be available at Quincy Hall, provided by Uptown Valet.