Best Of 2018

Readers' Picks: Arts and Entertainment
Best of Charlotte 2018

Reader Pick

(Artwork by Dana Vindigni)

(Artwork by Dana Vindigni)

Best Museum

The Mint Museum

Best Art Gallery

Goodyear Arts

Best Exhibit

The Mint Museum: The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta

Best Visual Artist

Arthur Brouthers

click to enlarge Osiris Rain at work in NoDa. (Photo by Teresa Hernandez)
  • Osiris Rain at work in NoDa. (Photo by Teresa Hernandez)

Best Muralist

Osiris Rain

Best Graffiti Artist

Abstract Dissent

Best Display of Public Art

Murals at Camp North End

Best Photographer

Brian "BT" Twitty

Best Performing Artist(s)

Satarah

Best Theater Company

Mandyland Entertainment

Best Actor

Bryan Pierce

Best Actress

Tania Kelly

Best Theater Show (Local)

Theatre Charlotte's Spring Awakening

click to enlarge Renée Rapp (right) and Liam Pearce in ‘Spring Awakening.’ (Photo by Chris Timmons/Theatre Charlotte)
  • Renée Rapp (right) and Liam Pearce in ‘Spring Awakening.’ (Photo by Chris Timmons/Theatre Charlotte)

Best Theater Show (National)

The Lion King

Best Movie Theater

Regal Manor Twin

Best Place to Hear Spoken Word

Charlotte Storytellers

Best Improv Troupe

Improv Charlotte

Best Sketch Comedy Troupe

Robot Johnson Sketch Comedy

Best Place to See Comedy

The Charlotte Comedy Zone

Best Comedian

Blayr Nias

Best Drag Performer

Buff Faye

Best New Band

Chócala

Best Solo Performer

Leisure McCorkle

Best Singer/Songwriter

Mike Ramsey

Best Rock/Country/Folk Band

Trash Room

Best Blues/Jazz/Soul Band

Ghost Trees

Best Rapper

Elevator Jay

Best R&B Singer

click to enlarge Jason Jet (Photo by Joseph Brown)
  • Jason Jet (Photo by Joseph Brown)

Jason Jet

Best Local Album

Temperance League, Space Aquarium

Best Open Mic Night

Evening Muse

Best Concert Venue

The Milestone

Best Place to Hear Jazz

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Best Place To Hear Country Music

Coyote Joe's

Best Local Show of Past 12 Months

Trash Room, Van Huskins, Boron Heist at Freeman's Pub, Gastonia

Best National Show of Past 12 Months

Descendents at The Fillmore

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