Hard work really does pay off! Darling's Waterfront Pavilion has become a household name over the last few years in the great state of Maine, and now it's been recognized nationally.

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Concert-goers have been entertained, seeing a wide variety of acts at the Bangor venue from country music acts to hard rock, folk, comedy shows and more! And now, the facility itself is up for a major music award.

The Academy of Country Music has nominated the Waterfront Concert venue for venue of the year, large capacity. Country Artist Jerrod Niemann announced the nomination on Wednesday. Check out the video and see for yourself.

Waterfront Concerts President Alex Gray and his staff are pleased with the nomination.

The ACM Awards will air live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 6th at 8 p.m. on CBS.