The Academy of Country Music® announced today the nomination of Ruth Eckerd Hall for 2021 Theatre of the Year in the category of Industry Awards.  Ruth Eckerd Hall was nominated along with these prestigious venues:  American Music Theatre in Lancaster, PA; Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center in Cincinnati, OH; Blue Gate Performing Arts Center in Shipshewana, IN and the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN.  In 2020, Ruth Eckerd Hall was recognized by the Academy of Country Music® with a nomination in this category.

“We are both honored and humbled to be nominated for the second year in a row,” stated Susan Crockett, Ruth Eckerd Hall President and CEO, “The Academy has a long history of supporting artists and recognizing excellence in the industry, and our community has embraced country music throughout Ruth Eckerd Hall’s history.”    

Awards in the Industry category will be presented to recipients at the Academy of Country Music Honors™, a special event held annually in August at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.  

In 2002, 2008 and 2021, Ruth Eckerd Hall was nominated by industry trade publication Pollstar for Theatre of the Year.  In November, industry trade publication, VenuesNow, named Ruth Eckerd Hall the recipient of the 2021 All-Stars Award – Theater and Performing Arts Center.

In 2020 Pollstar named Ruth Eckerd Hall the #1 venue in Tampa, #4 venue in Florida, #5 venue in the United States and #5 venue in the world of theatre venues with 2,500 seats or less.  In January, Billboard magazine announced that Ruth Eckerd Hall was the #8 venue in the United States with 5,000 seats or less for the month of December 2021, based on gross ticket sales.