Every year, South Louisiana’s top musicians receive recognition from fans at OffBeat Magazine’s Best of the Beat Awards event.
This year’s event takes place January 27, 2012 at Generations Hall, with musical performances by:
George Porter, Jr. (Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient)
Glen David Andrews
Lost Bayou Ramblers
The Soul Rebels
Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses
Congratulations to our past Salon participants Cliff Hines, Rebirth Brass Band, Trombone Shorty, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Amanda Shaw, Soul Rebels Brass Band, Donald Harrison, Sasha Masakowski, Kristin Diable, Johnny Vidacovich, and Sunpie Barnes. We were honored to have them perform and engage our Fellows during our Summer Arts through Culture program in years past. Good luck to everyone who made the list.
(Click on the musician’s name for links to videos from our Salons.)
Cast your vote today!
Vote here for who you think deserves the 2011 Best of the Beat Awards. You don't have to cast a vote in every category just the categories about which you feel knowledgeable. Only one vote per person is allowed. Voting is open until January 13. Good luck to all the nominees!
Here's a full list of the Best of the Beat nominees with links to check out their music if you're unfamiliar with them. Also check out our Spotify playlist of the 2011 Best of the Beat nominees.