Vote Now for Your Favorite Greater Cincinnati Musicians in the 2018 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards

The 2018 CEA ceremony is set for Nov. 25 at Over-the-Rhine’s Memorial Hall

The ballot to vote for the 2018 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards is now live. The CEAs have celebrated and honored Greater Cincinnati’s original music-makers for the past 21 years.

Leading nominees this year include Hip Hop/Soul/activism troupe Triiibe, Indie Rock/Post Punk duo Lung, Synth Pop twosome Moonbeau and Folk favorites The Tillers.

The 2018 CEAs will be presented at a celebration on Nov. 25 at Memorial Hall, which will feature live performances by local artists (to be announced soon) and much more. Tickets to the event are $20 and will be available soon here.

Check out this year’s CEA nominees below, then click here to cast your votes.

The final three categories — Album, New Artist and Artist of the Year — are determined by the CEA nominating committee, not public voting.

CLICK HERE TO VOTE!

2018 Cincinnati Entertainment Award Nominees

Bluegrass

Chelsea Ford & The Trouble

Slippery Creek

Comet Bluegrass All-Stars

Hickory Robot

Rumpke Mountain Boys

Country

Jeremy Pinnell

Joe’s Truck Stop

90 Proof Twang

Dallas Moore Band

Noah Smith

Folk/Americana

Maria Carrelli

Arlo McKinley and the Lonesome Sound

Wonky Tonk

The Tillers

Young Heirlooms

World Music/Reggae

Baoku

Jennifer Simone

Queen City Silver Stars

Elementree Livity Project

The Cliftones

Rock

Freak Mythology

Smoke Parade

Wussy

All Seeing Eyes

Heavy Hinges

Metal/Hard Rock

Electric Citizen

Dear Agony

Lift the Medium

Go Go Buffalo

Life After This

Indie/Alternative

Knotts

A Delicate Motor

Daniel in Stereo

PUBLIC

The Ophelias

Punk

Leggy

Vacation

Swim Team

The Pistol Mystics

The Z.G.s

Blues

Noah Wotherspoon

Ricky Nye

J Dorsey Band

Ben Levin

Johnny Fink and the Intrusion

R&B/Funk/Soul

Lauren Eylise

Freekbass

JSPH

Ernie Johnson From Detroit

Audley

Jazz

Brad Myers 

Dan Karlsberg

The Hot Magnolias

The Faux Frenchmen

Blue Wisp Big Band

Hip Hop

Patterns of Chaos

Sons of Silverton

Raised X Wolves

Devin Burgess

Triiibe

Electronic

Flocks

Passeport

Fritz Pape

Moira

Moonbeau

Best Live Act

Lung

Lauren Eylise

Triiibe

Go Go Buffalo

Ernie Johnson From Detroit

Best Music Video (WATCH HERE)

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

Lung – “Butcher” (directed by Kate Wakefield)

Triiibe – “Gossip” (directed by Marcus Measimer)

Passeport – “Blood” (directed by Tyler Billman and Kelsey Wing)

Wonky Tonk – “I Don’t Mind” (directed by Rich Tarbell)

Singer/Songwriter

Arlo McKinley

Lauren Eylise

Noah Smith

Wonky Tonk

Audley

Critical Achievement Awards (determined by the CEA nominating committee)

Album of the Year

The Tillers – The Tillers 

Us, Today –Computant

Moonbeau – Moonbeau

A Delicate Motor - Fellover My Own

Wussy – What Heaven is Like

New Artist of the Year

Oids 

Patterns of Chaos

Knotts

Flocks

Passeport

Artist of the Year

The Tillers

Lung

Triiibe

Moonbeau

Wussy


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