Published DateGILFORD — Nominations have been announced for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards and Meadowbrook is one of just five nominees for Venue of the Year, a 2013 Academy of Country Music Industry Award.
This is Meadowbrook's fifth nomination for the award, making it a true testament to the consistent and valued experience they give their customers and artists year after year. Other nominees include Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, BOK Center in Tulsa, Blossom Music Center in Ohio, and Klipsch Music Center in Indiana.
The 48th Annual ACM Awards will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7th at 8 p.m. The folks at Meadowbrook will be heading to the "city of sin" in hopes of bringing back this coveted award.
RJ Harding, president of Meadowbrook, comments, "We are thrilled to hear this great news. We work hard at growing and improving upon the Meadowbrook experience each year for both our patrons and our artists and it is nice to be recognized by the industry. We feel like we share this honor with our entire Meadowbrook family and the fans who bring this venue to life. We couldn't be more proud."
Since 1996, Meadowbrook has grown immensely from a mere field with lawn chairs and a temporary stage, to present day with another phase of growth currently in progress.
The current expansion project will bring an extended pavilion roof seating over 6,000 people, improved lawn seating area for 2,000 patrons, large LED screens, additional food and beverage areas, and a midway with additional entertainment.