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Stagecoach wins ACM honor

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 – Stagecoach was named Festival of the Year by the Academy of Country Music in a series of Industry Awards announced today.

The ACM Industry Awards recognize the executives and venues contributing to the artistry, success and longevity of country music.

Winners were:
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, Cal.
Nightclub of the Year: Boondocks - Springfield, Ill.
Venue of the Year - Small Capacity: The Rave/Eagles Ballroom - Milwaukee
Venue of the Year - Medium Capacity: Ascend Amphitheatre - Nashville
Venue of the Year - Large Capacity: Gorge Amphitheatre - Quincy, Wash.
Don Romeo Talent Buyer of the Year: Gil Cunningham - Neste Event Marketing
Promoter of the Year: Brian O'Connell - Live Nation

Industry Award recipients will be feted this year alongside previously announced Radio Award winners during the Industry Awards Reception, hosted by Lady Antebellum member and eight-time ACM Award winner Charles Kelley, on Saturday, April 2 in Las Vegas. The Academy of Country Music Industry Awards are voted on by all professional members of the ACM in the final round of voting.

Industry Award winners will not be televised due to time constraints during the live telecast of the 51st ACM Awards co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley in Las Vegas on April 3.

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