The 59th Academy of Country Music Awards will be taking place on Thursday, May 16th, at 7 pm central time, live from the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco Texas, and will be free for everyone to stream LIVE, exclusively for a global audience on Prime Video.

What does that mean? It means that a Prime Membership will not be required to watch LIVE, everyone is invited to the Party of the Year.

Mystic Lake Casino via Google Maps
Mystic Lake Casino via Google Maps


This year, we've got Minnesota Nominations in some of the categories up for an award, making the list of nominees.


Minnesota's own Mystic Lake Casino Showroom in Prior Lake has been nominated this year! How exciting. They will be competing against the following venues for Casino of the Year:

Golden Nugget- Lake Charles LA
Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena Atlantic City, NJ
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - St.Louis, MO
Mohegan Sun Arena - Uncasville, CT

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Minnesota State Fair
Minnesota State Fair


How many times have we heard that the Minnesota State Fair is known as 'The Best' state fair in the United States? We've heard it a lot! The Minnesota State Fair, known as The Great Minnesota Get-Together, has made the list for Best Fair/Rodeo and will be up against:

Auburn Rodeo - Opelika, AL
Cheyenne Frontier Days - Cheyenne, WY
Iowa State Fair - Des Moines, IA
San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo - San Antonio TX

Other industry nominations include:

  • Club of the Year
  • Venue of the Year
  • Festival of the Year
  • Outdoor Venue of the Year
  • Theater of the Year

Good luck to our Minnesota nominees!

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