It's that time of year again when we celebrate the many hours local musicians have spent relentlessly crafting songs in studios, garages, and living rooms and performing on stages from here to Europe. Thanks to all of you for bringing your art to our ears and to all the fans out there who do what they can to support the music, whether it's by hosting a house show, buying merch, or voting for your favorites in the City Paper Music Awards. We're particularly proud of the brand-new category, Video of the Year, and are excited to announce the victors both here and at the winners showcase at the Pour House this Saturday. Hope to see you there.

  • Album of the Year
    Toogoodoo, Stop Light Observations
  • Country/Americana Band of the Year
    The Travelin' Kine
  • Bassist of the Year
    Will Mahoney, Stop Light Observations
  • Bluegrass Band of the Year
    Dallas Baker & Friends
  • Blues Artist of the Year
    Jump Castle Riot
  • DJ of the Year
    Party Dad
  • Drummer/Percussionist of the Year
    Quentin Ravenel, Ben Fagan & the Holy City Hooligans
  • Electronic/Experimental Band of the Year
    Human Resources
  • Guitarist of the Year
    Wallace Mullinax, Dead 27s
  • Hip-Hop Artist of the Year
    Little Stranger
  • Music Video of the Year
    "Chillin' on the Beach with My Best Friend Jesus Christ," SUSTO
  • Jazz Artist of the Year
    Charlton Singleton
  • MetalBand of the Year
    Godwin Falcon
  • Punk Band of the Year
    Dumb Doctors
  • Pianist/Keyboardist of the Year
    John-Keith Culbreth, Stop Light Observations
  • Reggae Band of the Year
    Ben Fagan & The Holy City Hooligans
  • Rock Band of the Year
    Dead 27s
  • Jam Band of the Year
  • Singer/Songwriter of the Year
    She Returns From War
  • Song of the Year
    "What a Waste," Dead 27s
  • Soul/R&B Artist of the Year
    Ben Fagan & The Holy City Hooligans
  • Up-and-Coming Act of the Year
    Jump Castle Riot
  • Studio/Producer of the Year
    Wolfgang Zimmerman
The 2018 City Paper Music Awards
The 2018 City Paper Music Awards

First off, thanks for voting, dear readers, in the 2018 City Paper Music Awards — and cheers to you for voting thoughtfully. — City Paper Staff

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