The Melody Tent nominated alongside Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean Cohasset, MA, January 29, 2014– Nominations were announced today for the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. The Cape Cod Melody Tent was among the nominees in the category of Venue of the Year, Small Capacity. We’re honored to be chosen by the Academy members as an outstanding venue. Small capacity venues have difficulty gaining recognition nationally, we applaud the ACM’s Board for understanding the changing nature of touring and shining a spotlight on the smaller venues nationwide,” noted Cape Cod Melody Tent Executive Producer Vincent Longo.   This is the first year the Academy is recognizing venues with different capacities. The Venue of the Year award now includes three separate awards based on venue capacity: Venue of the Year – Small Capacity recognizes venues with a maximum capacity of 4,000 seats, Venue of the Year -Medium Capacity will recognize venues with a capacity of 4,001 seats to 11,000 seats, and Venue of the Year – Large Capacity will recognize venues with a minimum of 11,001 seats. Also nominated for ACM Awards were:
  • Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw lead with 7 nominations;
  • Keith Urban receives 6 nominations;
  • Lee Brice, Kacey Musgraves, Blake Shelton, and Taylor Swift each receive 5 nominations;
  • Florida Georgia Line and Lady Antebellum each receive 4 nominations;
  • Luke Bryan and Darius Rucker each receive 3 nominations
  For more information about the awards and The Melody Tent’s nomination please see   About South Shore Playhouse Associates, The South Shore Music Circus & The Cape Cod Melody Tent: The South Shore Playhouse Associates (SSPA) is a not-for-profit organization which runs the South Shore Music Circus and Cape Cod Melody Tent.  The only two continuously-operating tent theatres in the United States, the South Shore Music Circus and Cape Cod Melody Tent have hosted world-class entertainment in the round for more than 60 years, serving nearly 200,000 patrons annually.  South Shore Playhouse Associates supports arts and education in Southeastern Massachusetts.  In the past decade, the SSPA has distributed more than $3.7 million to other local non-profit organizations.

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