ACM Announces Industry Award Nominees

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• May 16, 2017

The Academy of Country Music has announced the Industry Award nominees for the 52nd Annual 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 Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

The event will take place Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.

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

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