The America’s Cup Pavilion, the 9,000-seat waterfront amphitheater where the America’s Cup Concert Series was staged this summer, has been nominated for an international music industry award for “Best New Major Concert Venue.” The America’s Cup and Live Nation partnered to design and build the temporary venue, which was the centerpiece of the America’s Cup Park at Pier 27/29 on the Embarcadero on the downtown waterfront. The 19-concert series ran from May through October 2013. “We are proud to be recognized by the industry with a Pollstar award nomination for the America’s Cup Pavilion,” said Jodi Goodman, President Live Nation Northern California. “The intersection of music and sports with our America’s Cup partnership brought an important cultural addition to the San Francisco waterfront.” The nominees for this prestigious industry award are: Best New Major Concert Venue
- America's Cup Pavilion (San Francisco, CA)
- Austin360 Amphitheater (Austin, TX)
- First Direct Arena (Leeds, UK)
- Perth Arena (Perth, Australia)
- Pinnacle Bank Arena (Lincoln, NE)
The Pollstar Awards are voted by subscribers to the music industry publication. Two of the sold out acts at the Pavilion – Imagine Dragons and the Lumineers -- are among the four nominees for “Best New Touring Artist.” Imagine Dragons, were the first act to play the America’s Cup Pavilion, at a sold-out show on May 31st. “We’ve played a lot of venues across the country that are about this size, but this is one of the most beautiful,” said Dan Reynolds, Imagine Dragons lead singer. “To be playing right here on the Bay, there’s a real energy and it’s great to be part of it.” Voting for the Pollstar Awards concludes by December 20. The winners will be announced at the 25th Annual Pollstar Awards in February in Nashville.