All the Photos from the 2018 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards at Memorial Hall


On Nov. 25, the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards ceremony took place at Over-the-Rhine's Memorial Hall. The show was founded by CityBeat 21 years ago to pay tribute to the local music-makers who make Greater Cincinnati’s music scene so amazing.

There were great performances by local artists and award presentation in 19 categories, but the overall theme of this year’s CEAs was once again all about appreciation for living in such a music-rich city. If there is any tradition of the CEA program itself it’s that — as we’ve written many times, the show is a veritable love fest.

Foxy Shazam vocalist and masterful showman Eric Nally was the night’s surprise guest; the singer — who appeared on the cover of CityBeat’s recent Music Issue and talked to us about his forthcoming Full Moon recording project — debuted a new song to close the night out in style.

Award Winners:

Artist of the Year Triiibe

Album of the Year Moonbeau – Moonbeau

New Artist of the Year Knotts

Bluegrass Rumpke Mountain Boys

Country 90 Proof Twang

Folk/Americana The Tillers

World Music/Reggae The Cliftones

Rock Wussy

Metal/Hard Rock Go Go Buffalo

Indie/Alternative The Ophelias

Punk The Pistol Mystics

Blues Noah Wotherspoon

R&B/Funk/Soul Freekbass

Jazz Blue Wisp Big Band

Hip Hop Triiibe

Electronic Moonbeau

Best Live Act Go Go Buffalo

Best Music Video The Tillers – “Riverboat Dishwashing Song” (produced by Even Hand, Nola Lee, Alex Hand and Eli Bedel)

Singer/Songwriter Wonky Tonk

For more on the 2018 CEAs, click here.

November 25, 2018 | Photos by Hailey Bollinger, Chuck Loftice, Emerson Swoger and Brittany Thornton