Public voting for the 13th annual Cincinnati Entertainment Awards for Music ends today at 5 p.m. Check out all the nominees here, and click on the ballot if you haven't already voted. Your vote determines the winners in 16 of the 19 CEA categories.
The 2009 music awards will be handed out Sunday, Nov. 22 at the Madison Theater. The performance lineup is being fine-tuned and will be announced soon. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door and are available here.
During the day Nov. 22 the Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation will erect a historical marker in front of 811 Race Street downtown, the building that formerly housed Herzog Studios, where Hank Williams and a host of other Country and Bluegrass stars recorded in the 1940s. Williams recorded one of his signature songs, "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," at Herzog, which occupied the building's second floor.
The Music Heritage Foundation was behind the effort last year to get the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to erect a plaque outside of the former King Records studio and offices in Evanston. That marker was dedicated on the afternoon of the 2008 CEA music show, which followed the King Records theme that evening with performances and remarks. It's expected that the 2009 CEA music show will similarly follow the Herzog Records/Hank Williams theme.
Show details will be announced as they're firmed up.