The ACM Industry Awards are voted on by the Academy's professional members. The categories honor the behind-the-scenes industry professionals and venues who contribute so much to the artistry, success and longevity of country music. Industry Awards, Studio Recording Awards and Special Awards are presented to recipients at ACM Honors, a special event held annually in the fall at the historic Ryman Auditorium.

 

2018 Industry Awards Nominees

The Academy of Country Music has announced Industry Award nominees for the 53rd ACM Awards. Congratulations to the amazing venues, promoters and clubs below!

Award
Nominee Location
NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR
Cotton Eyed Joe Knoxville, TN
Dusty Armadillo Rootstown, OH
Keg's Canalside Events Center Jordan, NY
Moonshine Flats San Diego, CA
Stoney's Rockin' Country Las Vegas, NV
CASINO OF THE YEAR ?€“ SMALL CAPACITY
Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort Event Center Cherokee, NC
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, OK
The Show At Agua Caliente Casino Rancho Mirage, CA
Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort Mount Pleasant, MI
The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino Las Vegas, NV
CASINO OF THE YEAR ?€“ MEDIUM CAPACITY
Casino Rama Entertainment Centre Rama, ON
Choctaw Casino Resort (Grand Theater) Durant, OK
MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, NV
Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville, CT
WinStar Global Events Center Thackerville, OK
VENUE OF THE YEAR ?€“ SMALL CAPACITY
Aura Portland, ME
The Georgia Theater Athens, GA
Iron City Birmingham, AL
Penn?€™s Peak Jim Thorpe, PA
Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ
VENUE OF THE YEAR ?€“ MEDIUM CAPACITY
The Bank Of New Hampshire Pavilion Gilford, NH
Denny Sanford Premier Center Sioux Falls, SD
The Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA
The Wharf Amphitheater Orange Beach, AL
Whitewater On The Horseshoe New Braunfels, TX
VENUE OF THE YEAR ?€“ LARGE CAPACITY
BOK Cente Tulsa, OK
The Budweiser Stage Toronto, ON
The Forum Inglewood, CA
Hollywood Casino Amphitheater Tinley Park, IL
Shoreline Amphitheater Mountain View, CA
FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR
Country Concert Ft, Loramie, OH
Country Thunder Florence, AZ
Faster Horses Brooklyn, MI
WE Fest Detroit Lakes, MN
Windy City Smokeout Chicago, IL
DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR
Billy Brill Billy Alan Productions
Amy Bryan REACH, LLC
Nina Rojas Neste Event Marketing
R. J. Romeo Romeo Entertainment Group
Billy Truitt Peppermill Casino
PROMOTER OF THE YEAR
Allen Anders AEG Live
Ben Farrell Lon Varnell Enterprises
Charlie Goldstone Frank Productions
Ali Harnell AEG Presents
Brian O'Connell Live Nation

2017 Industry Awards Winners

The Academy of Country Music has announced Industry Award winners for the 52nd ACM Awards. Congratulations to the amazing venues, promoters and clubs below!

Award Winner Location
Casino of the Year - Small Capacity Foxwoods Resort and Casino Mashantucket, CT
Casino of the Year - Medium Capacity The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, NV
Festival of the Year Tortuga Music Festival Fort Lauderdale, FL
Nightclub of the Year Joe's Live Rosemont, IL
Venue of the Year - Small Capacity Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
Venue of the Year - Medium Capacity Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, CO
Venue of the Year - Large Capacity Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
Don Romeo Talent Buyer of the Year Lenore Kinder AEG Live
Promoter of the Year Ed Warm Joe's Live

2016 Industry Awards Winners

The Academy of Country Music has announced Industry Award winners for the 51st ACM Awards. Congratulations to the amazing venues, promoters and clubs below!

Award Winner Location
Casino of the Year - Small Capacity Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun Uncasville, CT
Casino of the Year - Medium Capacity Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville, CT
Festival of the Year Stagecoach Indio, CA
Nightclub of the Year Boondocks Springfield, IL
Venue of the Year - Small Capacity The Rave/Eagles Ballroom Milwaukee, WI
Venue of the Year - Medium Capacity Ascend Amphitheatre Nashville, TN
Venue of the Year - Large Capacity Gorge Amphitheatre Quincy, WA
Don Romeo Talent Buyer of the Year Gil Cunningham Neste Event Marketing
Promoter of the Year Brian O'Connell Live Nation

2015 Industry Awards Winners

The Academy of Country Music has announced Industry Award winners for the 50th ACM Awards. Congratulations to the amazing venues, promoters and clubs below!

Award Winner Location
Casino of the Year Small Hard Rock Live Biloxi, MS
Casino of the Year Medium MGM Grand Casino Las Vegas, NV
Festival of the Year Country Thunder USA: East Twin Lakes, WI
Nightclub of the Year Joe’s Bar Chicago, IL
Venue of the Year Small Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
Venue of the Year Medium Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, CO
Venue of the Year Large Hollywood Bowl Hollywood, CA
Don Romeo Talent Buyer of the Year Sally Williams Ryman Auditorium
Promoter of the Year Ed Warm Joe’s Live

2014 Industry Awards Winners

The Academy of Country Music has announced Industry Award winners for the 49th ACM Awards. Congratulations to the amazing venues, promoters and clubs below!

Award Winner Location
Nightclub of the Year Billy Bob's Texas Ft. Worth, TX
Venue of the Year Small Austin City Limits Live @ The Moody Theater Austin, TX
Venue of the Year Med Grand Ole Opry House Nashville, TN
Venue of the Year Large Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
Don Romeo Talent Buyer of the Year Nicole More  
Casino of the Year Small &Med Mohegan Sun Wolf Den and Mohegan Sun Wolf Den Arena Montville, CT
Promoter of the Year Brian O'Connell  

2013 Industry Awards Winners

The Academy of Country Music has announced Industry Award winners for the 48th ACM Awards. Congratulations to the amazing venues, promoters and clubs below!

Award Winner Location
Casino of the Year Red Rock Casino & Resort Las Vegas, NV
Don Romeo Talent Buyer of the Year Jerry Hufford – Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace  
Nightclub of the Year Joe's Bar Chicago, IL
Promoter of the Year Ed Warm - Joe's Bar  
Venue of the Year Ryman Auditorium Nashville

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