For the third time, Atlanta’s Fox Theatre was named “Theater of the Year” by the International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA), which honors those who work tirelessly behind the scenes in the entertainment industry.

The IEBA, recognized as the leading live entertainment organization for professionals, noted that the Fox Theatre hosts an impressive range of events from rock concerts to Broadway, ballets, comedy and movies attracting more than 500,000 visitors per year. In addition to entertainment options, the Fox hosts wedding receptions, trade shows, corporate meetings and association functions in its grand ballrooms, lounges and outdoor terrace.

“It is such an incredible honor to have received the International Entertainment Buyers Association ‘Theater of the Year’ award, which is voted on by our peers of agents, promoters and venues,” said Allan C. Vella, president and chief executive officer of Fox Theatre, Inc. “The past couple of years have been incredibly trying and through it all I’ve never been prouder to lead the team that I do. Sharing this magical place and top-notch entertainment with our guests is a privilege we’ll never take for granted.”