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DEADWOOD, S.D. (01/14/19) – Deadwood Mountain Grand took home the coveted ‘Venue of the Year’ award at the 3rd annual Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards ceremony in Greely, Colorado Sunday night. The awards are a celebration of the best in country music from 2018 in the Rocky Mountain region (including Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, South Dakota, Utah, and New Mexico).
Deadwood Mountain Grand beat out major nominees including Warehouse 2565 in Grand Junction, CO, the Grizzly Rose in Denver, CO, Club Rodeo from Wichita, KS, The Dirty Bourbon in Albuquerque, NM, The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar in Jackson Hole, WY and the Bourbon Theater in Lincoln, NE.
Nominees were selected by both a survey sent to all bands, artists and 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.
Artists enjoy playing the restored 1906 Homestake Mining Company processing plant that overlooks historic Deadwood. The venue is fairly intimate in size, holding 1,850 seated and nearly 3,000 standing and has played host to over 50 concerts in 2018 alone.
“We couldn’t be happier to not only be nominated, but the fact we won is such an honor,” said Deadwood Mountain Grand General Manager, Susan Kightlinger. “It’s truly a testament to our ownership group for their commitment to up and coming artists, and to country music in general”.