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DEADWOOD, S.D. (12/11/18) – Deadwood Mountain Grand is a venue that artists love to play. The intimate venue that holds 1,850 seated and nearly 3,000 standing has played host to over 50 concerts in 2018 alone. That sense of commitment to the music industry has served them well as Deadwood Mountain Grand was recently nominated as ‘Venue of the Year’ by the Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards.
The 3rd Annual Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards celebrate and honor the best in country music from 2018 in the Rocky Mountain region (including Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, South Dakota, Utah, and New Mexico). The ceremony will take place January 13th in Greeley Colorado.
Deadwood Mountain Grand joins other well-known venues nominated in the category including Warehouse 2565 in Grand Junction, CO., Grizzly Rose in Denver, CO., Club Rodeo in Wichita, KS., The Dirty Bourbon, Albuquerque, NM., The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, Jackson Hole, WY. and Bourbon Theatre in Lincoln, NE.
Nominees are selected by both a survey sent to all bands, artists, presenters from previous Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards shows and by weighted votes from radio programmers, music executives, artists, publicist, songwriters, musicians and other touring professionals from all around the seven state region.
Criteria for ‘Venue of the Year’, includes the venue’s support of country music within the seven state region, overall customer experience, and support of Rocky Mountain Country Music artists to name a few.
“We couldn’t be happier to be nominated for ‘Venue of the Year’ by the Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards,” said Deadwood Mountain Grand General Manager, Susan Kightlinger. “We are ardent supporters of regional artists and of country music in general. To be nominated by the folks we try to champion on a daily basis makes us feel like we’re doing things right.”
The award’s show will happen Sunday, January 13th at the Union Colony Civic Center in Greeley and will feature live performances, celebrity presenters, laughter, and the presentation of awards to this last year’s best.
For a complete list of nominees visit the Award’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Rockymountaincountrymusic.
Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel, a Holiday Inn Resort is the newly restored 1906 Homestake Mining Co. ore processing plant that overlooks Historic Deadwood, which features a 98-room luxury hotel, 210 state-of-the-art casino games, high stakes gaming action, a 2,500 seat entertainment and event center and a multi-level parking garage.