Revolution Place was nominated for the Major Facility (Under 8000) Award for this year’s Canadian Radio Music Awards.
Peter Shokeir / Daily Herald-Tribune
The Canadian Music Week (CMW) Broadcast Jury gave an award nomination to Revolution Place for this year’s Canadian Radio Music Awards (CRMA).Revolution Place was nominated for the Major Facility (Under 8000) Award, which recognizes amphitheatres, arenas or stadiums taking into consideration the number of acts booked and their support of Canadian talent.“Having Revolution Place recognized as a 2018 CRMA finalist is very exciting for our team,” said General Manager Scott Clark in a statement. “In 2018, we enjoyed our busiest year in over a decade. The volume and diversity of events we’ve been able to attract to Grande Prairie is due to the confidence the industry has in our market’s thirst for live entertainment.”Since the start of 2018, Revolution Place has sold 45,000 concert tickets for acts including Black Label Society, Johnny Reid and Larry the Cable Guy.Shows already lined up for 2019 include Steel Panther, Dallas Smith and Dean Brody, and the Rock Downtown free outdoor concert featuring Pop Evil and Current Swell.On-air staff, program directors and music directors and other industry professionals will vote on the award winners. Awards will be announced on May 9 in Toronto.Ticketing systemRevolution Place has also upgraded its online ticking system to allow for e-tickets and the ability to print tickets at home.Tickets will be scanned upon entry at Revolution Place.“We’re very excited by the upgrades to our ticketing system and the new features that give our customers much greater flexibility for events at Revolution Place and the Bowes Event Centre,” Clark said. “These service upgrades and enhancements to customer service are very important to us as we continue to find ways to enhance the event experience for our valued customers.”While previously purchased physical tickets will still be honoured, customers with physical tickets can re-send e-tickets to themselves on their online accounts. This will render the barcode on the physical ticket no longer valid with only the e-ticket being accepted.Customers who haven’t received their physical tickets yet can also send themselves e-tickets instead via their online accounts, while e-tickets can be transferred to another person through these accounts.The city added that a password reset is required for all user accounts in order to access these new features.This new system is available only for events at Revolution Place and may not be available for events at other venues that have their tickets sold through the box office.For more information about the new ticketing system, call the box office at (780) 538-0387.