The 2013 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards Winners Are...

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Cincinnati celebrated some of the best our city has to offer at the annual Cincinnati Entertainment Awards on Sunday at The Madison Theater. Everyone looked amazing and partied like the rock stars they are. It was an honor for to be a part of the event, presenting Best Punk Artist. 

The Cincinnati Entertainment Awards are held annually to celebrate the abundance of talent in our city. This is an awards ceremony where it really is an honor to just be nominated. Bands are nominated by a committee of local music experts. In turn the public gets a shot to vote for their favorite bands and the winners are announced at the CEA Awards ceremony.

Typically the ceremony is held around Thanksgiving but this year was changed to January. Good call…as everyone was still exhausted after yet another amazing MidPoint Music Festival. And what a great way to start off the year by celebrating local music! And…the winners are…

Best Country Artist: Mason James 
Best Jazz Artist: Blue Wisp Jazz Band
Best Singer/Songwriter: Kelly Thomas
Best World Music/Reggae Artist: The Cliftones
Best Metal/Hardcore Artist: Pulse 8
Best Blues Artist: Ricky Nye
Best Alternative/Indie Artist: The Seedy Seeds
Best Hip Hop Artist: Gold Shoes
Best Folk/Americana Artist: The Tillers
Best Rock Artist: Buffalo Killers
Best Bluegrass Artist: Rumpke Mountain Boys
Best Electronic: You, You're Awesome
Best Live Act: 500 Miles To Memphis
Best Hard Rock Artist: Chakras
Best R&B/Funk/Soul Artist: The Cincy Brass
Best Punk Artist: Switchblade Syndicate
New Artist of the Year: DAAP Girls
Album of the Year: Wussy - Strawberry
Artist of the Year: Wussy