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VenuWorks-Managed Rialto Square Theatre Nominated for 55th Academy of Country Music AwardsTM for Theatre of the Year

JOLIET, IL (February 28, 2020) – The Academy of Country Music® announced yesterday the nominations for the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, honoring the biggest names and emerging talent in the Country Music industry. Among the nominations, the Rialto Square Theatre was one of five nominees for “Theatre of the Year,” an Industry Award.

Reigning ACM® Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award®-winner Keith Urban will host the show for the first time. The 55th ACM Awards® will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 5 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, and will be available to stream live and on-demand across digital platforms on the CBS All Access subscription service.

Nominees were revealed online via the ACM Awards Nominations Digital Press Conference held this morning. Urban along with ACM Award-winning artist Lauren Alaina, this year’s ACM Radio Award National On-Air Personality of the Year winner Bobby Bones, Entertainment Tonight’s Cassie DiLaura and Kevin Frazier, CBS This Morning’s Gayle King and reigning ACM New Female Artist of the Year Ashley McBryde all announced select categories via video postings to the Academy’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

The Industry Awards and Studio Recording Awards will be presented to recipients at ACM HonorsTM, a special event held annually in August at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. All nominees for “Theatre of the Year” are listed below.

THEATER OF THE YEAR
• The Beacon Theatre – New York, NY
• The Chicago Theatre – Chicago, IL
• DeJoria Center – Salt Lake City, UT
• Rialto Square Theatre – Joliet, IL
• Ruth Eckerd Hall – Clearwater, FL

The 55th ACM Awards will feature exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations, surprising moments and more to be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets for the 55th ACM Awards are available for purchase now at ACMawards.com. The media credential application to apply to cover the Awards in Las Vegas is available at www.ACMcountry.com/press.

For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events including ACM Party for a Cause®, visit ACMcountry.com. You can also like Academy of Country Music on Facebook or follow on Twitter at @ACMawards, follow on Instagram at @ACMawards and sign up for the FREE ACM A- List for more immediate updates.
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ABOUT THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
The 55th Academy of Country Music AwardsTM is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the Country Music industry. The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network, and will be available to stream live and on-demand across digital platforms on the CBS All Access subscription service. R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman, Mark Bracco and Amy Thurlow are executive producers. Damon Whiteside is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

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