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IMRO Live Music Venue Awards 2023

March 14 @ 7:30 pm - 11:59 pm

The 2023 edition of the IMRO Live Music Venue Awards takes place on Tuesday, 14th March in The Sugar Club, Dublin. 

Live performances on the night will come from Negro Impacto, Bricknasty, Skinner & DJ Mona Lxsa.

We have a limited number of guest list places available for this event – please email events@nullimro.ie if you would like to attend.

The IMRO Live Music Venue of the Year Awards are now a firm fixture on the Irish music calendar and have become a highly prized industry accolade within the entertainment and hospitality sectors.

The ethos behind this awards programme is to acknowledge and reward venues that excel in the provision of superior live music entertainment in Ireland.

These awards are primarily targeted at the live music scene. This coming March, IMRO will present awards to venues that excel in the provision of live music in terms of:

  • General venue ambience
  • Staging
  • Sound / lighting
  • Gender balance and diversity of music programmed
  • Professionalism in their dealings with performers
  • Promotion / PR activities utilised by the venue to promote performances
  • Venue accessibility for people with disabilities

Qualifying venues may include: pubs, hotels, arts centres, theatres, and purpose built live music venues, etc.

In addition to this, IMRO members will have an opportunity to nominate their favourite Irish music festivals, venue production teams and an IMRO Outstanding Contribution to Live Music Award.

Taking into account voting by IMRO Members, regional winners will be chosen for the following:

  • Dublin
  • Rest of Leinster
  • Connacht
  • Ulster (valid counties Donegal, Monaghan & Cavan only)
  • Munster

IMRO will compile a shortlist of 25 venues, made up of the top 5 venues nominated by IMRO members in each region and the general public will be given the opportunity to vote for their favourite venue from this list.


In tandem with the running of the IMRO poll, Hot Press Magazine will also conduct their own national poll of their readership in the coming weeks from which a special Hot Press Live Music Venue Of The Year Award will be determined. Please also cast your vote in this poll.


March 14
7:30 pm - 11:59 pm
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01 661 4844
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The Sugar Club
8 Lower Leeson Street
Dublin, 2
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