Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion nominated for Academy of Country Music Large Venue of the Year Award

X127_46AA_9The Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion is one of five large capacity venues in the country that have been nominated for an Academy of Country Music Large Venue of the Year Award. The nominees for the ACM Awards were announced on Wednesday, Jan. 29

The Bangor Waterfront venue is up against the BOK Center in Tulsa, OK, the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN, the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, WA, and the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, CA. The Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion has a capacity of around 16,000, and has played host in the past few years to country superstars including Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Toby Keith and, this summer, Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley and Lady Antebellum.

The Academy of Country Music Awards will be broadcast at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 6 on CBS, hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan.

Emily Burnham

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Emily Burnham is a Maine native, a UMaine graduate, a proud Bangorian and an arts and lifestyle writer for the Bangor Daily News, where she's worked since 2004. She reports on everything from local bands to local food, from media and the Internet to theater and dance. In her quest for stories, she's seen countless concerts and plays, been lobster fishing, interviewed celebrities, hung out with water buffalo and played in a ukulele orchestra, to name just a few. She's interested in everything -- especially if it happens in Maine. She welcomes any and all feedback or suggestions for stories.