The Early Winners For The ACMs Have Been Announced!

We’re thrilled to announce that Chicago’s own Joe’s Bar received two wins from The Academy of Country Music!

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Industry Awards are voted on by all professional members of the Academy and for the first time ever this year’s ballot included the ACM Festival of the Year category.

CASINO OF THE YEAR:

SMALL CAPACITY – Hard Rock Live – Biloxi, MS
MEDIUM CAPACITY – 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 CAPACITY – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
MEDIUM CAPACITY – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
LARGE CAPACITY – Hollywood Bowl – Hollywood, CA

DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR:

Sally Williams – Ryman Auditorium

PROMOTER OF THE YEAR:

Ed Warm – Joe’s Live

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