Readers' Picks: Arts and Entertainment

Best of Charlotte 2017

Reader Pick

Best Museum

Mint Museum

Best Art Gallery


Best Exhibit

K(no)w Justice, K(no)w Peace

Best Display of Public Art

McColl Center

Best Visual Artist

Hannah Coggins

Best Performing Artist(s)


Best Theater Company

Children's Theatre of Charlotte

Best Actress

Dani Burke

Best Actor

Ryan Stamey

Best Theater Show of Past 12 Months

'American Idiot'

Best Movie Theater

Studio Movie Grill

Best Charity Event

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Best Place to Hear Spoken Word

Evening Muse

Best Improv Troupe

Robot Johnson

Best Place to See Comedy

Comedy Zone

Best Comedian

Carlos Valencia

Best Drag Performer

Heiress Hilton

Best Photographer

Brian Twitty

Best New Band

Dollar Signs

Best Concert for a Good Cause

Save the Milestone

Best Local Album of Past 12 Months

Trash Room, 'Whiskey & Bad Decisions'

Best Solo Performer

Joshua Cotterino

Best Singer-Songwriter

Wiggi Music

Best Rock/Country/Folk Band


Best Blues/Jazz/Soul Band

Bill Miller Band

Best Rapper

Lil Skritt

Best Hip-Hop/R&B Band

Nige Hood & the Folk Rap Band

Best Open Mic Night

Evening Muse

Best Concert Venue

Snug Harbor

Best Place to Hear Jazz


Best Place for Country Music

Coyote Joe's

Best Concert of Past 12 Months

Dollar Signs

Best Music Event of Past 12 Months

God Save the Queen City