K-ROCK Centre Nominated “Facility of the Year” for 4th Straight Year

Published on: 2012/03/01 - in Entertainment

Kingston’s K-Rock Centre has been nominated by the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry as one of the top facilities in Canada.

This is the fourth year in a row for the Centre to receive such a nomination since opening in February of 2008, with wins in both 2009 and 2010.

“The staff at the K-Rock Centre are some of the hardest working individuals I’ve ever had the good fortune of working with and this nomination reflects that,” said Ken Noakes, SMG Canada’s General Manager . “It’s the people, full time and event staff, who make the K-Rock Centre what it is, and the touring professionals appreciate their efforts. Having the opportunity to win this award for a third time is an honour, and is something that should make every Kingstonian proud”

Other nominees this year for the same category – Major Facility of the Year, under 8,000 seats – are the Brandt Centre, Regina; CN Centre, Prince George; Credit Union Place, Summerside; Essar Centre, Sault Ste. Marie; GM Centre, Oshawa; Moncton Coliseum, Moncton; and Prospera Place in Kelowna, BC.

2012 Venue of the Year award winners are to be announced at the Canadian Music and Broadcasting Industry Awards Dinner on March 22, 2012, as part of the Canadian Music Week festivities.

The K-Rock Centre reports it is in the midst of its busiest year since 2010, with seven concerts booked in the first five months of 2012. To date, Megadeth, Deep Purple and Hedley have appeared on the K-Rock Centre stage – and Jann Arden, Billy Currington, Bryan Adams, and Johnny Reid are coming soon.

For further information on upcoming K-Rock Centre events, visit their website or follow them on Twitter: @KROCKCentre.


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