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9:30 Club Takes Billboard's Top Club Prize Back To DC

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The 2011 Billboard Touring Awards have just been handed out in New York, and the coveted Top Club prize went to D.C.'s 9:30 Club, beating all other clubs in the world to secure the honor.

The award is based on attendance. For more than a dozen years, the 9:30 Club has been the top attended club not just in the nation, but the world.

“I’ve said it many times before, and I’ll say it again. It’s all about our staff. If they’re reading this…THANK YOU!!!” said I.M.P. Chairman and owner of the 9:30 Club Seth Hurwitz.

The Billboard Touring awards honor the industry’s top artists, venues and professionals for the year, based on the Billboard Boxscore chart and on actual box office performance from January 1, 2011 to September 30, 2011.

Located at 9th and V Streets NW in Washington, D.C., the 9:30 Club is a destination for locals and people across the country.

Gracing the stage have been legends Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton, Al Green, and James Brown; recently discovered acts like Adele, Foster the People, Trombone Shorty and Lupe Fiasco, and arena acts looking for an intimate club play such as Justin Timberlake, the Smashing Pumpkins and Foo Fighters.

— Crystal Lynn Huntoon