05/16/2017

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES INDUSTRY AWARD NOMINEES

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES INDUSTRY AWARD NOMINEES

WINNERS TO BE FETED AT 11th ANNUAL ACM HONORS™

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Encino, CA (May 16, 2017) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today the Industry Award nominees for the 52nd ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™. Industry Award, Studio Recording Award and Special Award winners will be announced and celebrated during the 11th ANNUAL ACM HONORS™, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards. The event will take place Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN.

INDUSTRY AWARD NOMINEES:

NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR

  • 8 Seconds Saloon – Indianapolis, IN
  • House of Blues – Boston, MA
  • Joe’s Live – Rosemont, IL
  • The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
  • Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA

CASINO OF THE YEAR – SMALL CAPACITY

  • Foxwoods Resort and Casino – Mashantucket, CT
  • Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Sioux City, IA
  • Harrah’s Council Bluffs – Council Bluffs, IA
  • Mystic Showroom – Prior Lake, MN
  • Peppermill Concert Hall – Wendover, NV 

CASINO OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM CAPACITY

  • Casino Rama Resort – Orillia, ON, Canada
  • Choctaw Casino Event Center – Durant, OK
  • Grand Casino Hinckley – Hinckley, MN
  • The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Las Vegas, NV
  • WinStar World Casino – Thackerville, OK

VENUE OF THE YEAR – SMALL CAPACITY

  • ACL Live at the Moody Theater – Austin, TX
  • Gillioz Theatre – Springfield, MO
  • Hoyt Sherman Place – Des Moines, IA
  • PlayStation Theater – New York, NY
  • Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN

VENUE OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM CAPACITY

  • Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook – Gilford, NH 
  • Denny Sanford Premier Center – Sioux Falls, SD
  • Ford Center – Evansville, IN
  • Huntington Center – Toledo, OH
  • Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO

VENUE OF THE YEAR – LARGE CAPACITY

  • Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
  • CMAC – Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center – Canandaigua, NY
  • Fenway Park – Boston, MA
  • Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN
  • Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA

FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR

  • Boots and Hearts Music Festival – Medonte, ON, Canada
  • Faster Horses Festival – Brooklyn, MI
  • Tortuga Music Festival – Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Watershed Festival – George, WA
  • Windy City Smokeout – Chicago, IL

DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR

  • Todd Boltin – Variety Attractions
  • Lenore Kinder – AEG Live
  • Dan Merker – HUKA Entertainment
  • Concho Minick – Billy Bob’s Texas
  • Michelle Romeo – Romeo Entertainment

PROMOTER OF THE YEAR

  • Brent Fedrizzi – AEG Live
  • Ali Harnell – AEG Live
  • Darin Lashinsky – National Shows 2
  • Patrick McDill – Live Nation
  • Ed Warm – Joe’s Live

About ACM Honors:
ACM Honors™ is an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the Academy of Country Music Awards, including the Special Awards, Studio Recording Awards, Industry Awards, and Songwriter of the Year Award winners. The 11th Annual ACM Honors takes place Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and will be produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher and Tiffany Moon are executive producers for the Academy of Country Music. For more information, visit www.ACMcountry.com.

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