Jamison Ross /All For One Receives Five Offbeat Magazine 2018 Best of the Beat Awards

The OffBeat Music and Cultural Arts Foundation’s Best of the Beat Nominations are in.

We solicited nominations from musicians and others in the music community. We then gave the results to our writers and editors and with input from both, determined the nominations in each category.

The public already started voting on the resulting ballot. Voting ends on January 15, so if you haven’t voted, you need to before voting closes. Click here to vote.

Winners will be announced at the Best of the Beat, which returns to Generations Hall on Thursday, January 31.

Many of the city’s fine restaurants will be serving food that night at Generations Hall; last year, more than 20 restaurants served our guests, and we expect a similar number this year.

The 2018 Best of The Beat Awards and Party will feature performances by Grammy-nominated Cha Wa and Sean Ardoin as well as Water Seed, Gregg Martinez & the Delta Kings with special guest T.K. Hulin, Nesby Phips, Iceman Special and a tribute to Walter “Wolfman” Washington.

Sponsors for this year’s Best of the Beat Awards include OffBeat Media, Positive Vibrations Foundation, Lyft, Generations Hall, WWNO, WYES and WHIV.

Tickets for the Best of the Beat are on sale now at Eventbrite.com.