Good luck to all those in our current and future membership who have been shortlisted for success at tonight’s IMRO Music Venue Awards.

Nominations were put forward from among IMRO’s 12,000 strong membership and the shortlist was crafted based on a set of criteria including management, atmosphere, staging and diversity of programming.

It promises to be a great night and whoever wins will have fully deserved this rich accolade.

Entertainment for Business will bring you just who they were in our daily digest tomorrow.

For now though here is a full list of those in contention…


The Sugar Club, Leeson Street, Dublin 2
Vicar Street, Dublin 8
The Workmans Club, Dublin 2
The Academy, Dublin 1
3Arena, Dublin 1

Rest of Leinster
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow
Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford
Boyles of Slane, Co. Meath
The Left Bank, Kilkenny
The Spirit Store, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Balor Arts Centre, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal
McGinley’s, Letterkenny, Co Donegal
Warehouse Bar & Kitchen, Letterkenny, Co Donegal
Watters Old Coach Inn, Castleblaney, Co, Monaghan
An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

Cork Opera House, Cork
Dolans Warehouse, Limerick
Live at St Lukes, Cork
Crane Lane Theatre, Cork
Mike the Pies, Listowel, Co. Kerry

Monroes, Galway
Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo
Campbell’s Tavern, Headford, Co. Galway
JJ Harlow’s, Roscommon
Matt Molloy’s, Westport, Co. Mayo

IMRO Music Festival of the Year 2018
Electric Picnic
Sea Sessions
Forbidden Fruit
All Together Now
Body & Soul
Galway International Arts Festival
Live @ The Iveagh Gardens
Trinity Summer Series

IMRO Small Music Festival of the Year 2018
Doolin Folk Festival
Wexford Spiegeltent Festival
The Acoustic Yard Festival
Other Voices
Another Love Story
The Secret Village Festival
Kilkenny Roots Festival
Carrickmacross Arts Festival
Groove Festival

IMRO Tech Crew of the Year 2018
Vicar Street
Olympia Theatre
All Together Now
Electric Picnic
Forbidden Fruit
The Grand Social
Other Voices
Wexford Spiegeltent Festival
The Spirit Store


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