American Musical Theater Nominated for Academy Award Life and culture

While this may have been unofficially true, it has now been confirmed that the American Musical Theater is a nationally recognized venue for country music.

Competing with renowned music halls including the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, the American Music Theater will compete for “Theater of the Year” at the Academy of Country Music Awards on March 7. Only five venues in the country have been nominated for the award.

“We are honored and humbled to be nominated by the Academy of Country Music, and we are very proud to be able to help make recognition of Lancaster’s live music scene,” Brandon Martin, director of the American Musical Theater, said in a press release. “The nomination for the Theater of the Year award really speaks to the caliber of artists and performers who have graced our stage, as well as to the support of live country music in our region.”

Since opening in 1997, AMT has hosted country legends including Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard and Marty Stewart. For more information on concerts at the American Music Theater visit

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