The Cincinnati Entertainment Awards ceremony, featuring live performances and award presentations, returns to Covington’s Madison Theater on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Stay tuned for complete information on the Best New Bands showcase and the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards show/party, including performer announcements. Tickets will be available soon for both events.
Visit citybeat.com beginning at noon this Friday to vote for your favorite CEA-nominated artists. (The final three “Critical Achievement Awards” categories are not voted on by the public, but rather the nominating committee.) Read more
CINCINNATI (Dec. 11, 2013) — Nominations for the 17th Awards (CEAs) were announced today by CityBeat. Nominees were determined by a committee of dozens of Greater Cincinnati music experts. This year’s list again reflects the talented community of music makers across various genres who create and perform their art in Cincinnati.
This year’s class of nominees includes numerous artists receiving their first CEA nods. Rising Hip Hop artist Lantana, who records for major-label distributed Polo Grounds Music (home to releases by A$AP Rocky, Yo Gotti and Pitbull), notched his first two nominations, in the Hip Hop and Artist of the Year categories, while the buzzed-about Noise Pop/Punk band Tweens (which is currently readying its debut for respected indie label, Frenchkiss Records) earned a pair of nominations, including one for New Artist of the Year. Other artists receiving CEA nominations for the first time include Country/Pop singer/songwriter Tana Matz, Hip Hop-tinged Reggae band Elementree Livity Project, Hard Rock crew Moonbow (featuring an ex-Afghan Whig and ex-Survivor cast member), soulful singer/songwriter Austin Livingood, Alternative Pop/Rock band Archer’s Paradox, Soul Rock group Black Pharaoh and ambitious, conceptual songwriter Allan Pray. Read more