Best of Syracuse 2018: See the finalists for Arts, Music, Entertainment

The Arts, Music and Entertainment category of the 2018 Best of Syracuse contest continued to draw a crowd, with more than 2,500 respondents coming to the polls to nominate their favorites. Below, you will find the category broken down by title and a list of the top finalists in each category. Most list the Top 5, but an extra nominee was included in instances of a tied vote.

Click the "Vote Now" button at the bottom to vote on who you think should be the winner. An email address is required, and each person can only vote once. Voting will remain open until September 30.

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Best Community Theater

  • Baldwinsville Theatre Guild
  • CNY Playhouse
  • Merry-Go-Round Playhouse
  • Redhouse Arts Center
  • Syracuse Stage

Best Movie Theater

  • Hollywood Theatre
  • Manlius Art Cinema
  • Movie Tavern
  • The Palace Theatre
  • Regal Cinema at Destiny USA

Best Drive-In

  • The Bay Drive-In
  • Finger Lakes Drive-In
  • The Midway in Fulton/Minetto
  • Rudy’s Lakeside Drive-In

Best Ethnic Festival

  • Festa Italiana Syracuse
  • The Irish Festival
  • The Polish Festival
  • St. Elias Middle Eastern Festival
  • St. Sophia’s Greek Festival

Best Food Festival

  • The Bacon Festival
  • Festa Italiana Syracuse
  • St. Sophia’s Greek Festival
  • Taste of Syracuse
  • The Polish Festival

Best Band

  • Country Swagg
  • The Mere Mortals
  • My So-Called Band
  • Scars n’ Stripes
  • Under the Gun

Best Female Vocalist

  • Ashley Cox
  • Emalee Herrington
  • Brianna Jesse
  • Letizia
  • Jessica Novak

Best Male Vocalist

  • Brian Alexander
  • Bill Ali
  • Brett Falso
  • Just Joe
  • Steve Kratz
  • TJ Sacco

Best Music Festival

  • 95X Big-X-Cuse
  • NY State Blues Festival
  • Krockathon
  • Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival
  • Taste of Syracuse

Best Radio Station

  • 93Q
  • 95X
  • B 104.7
  • The Dinosaur
  • Krock

Best Museum

  • Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum
  • The Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse
  • The Everson Museum of Art
  • The MOST
  • The Strong National Museum of Play

Best Dance Program

  • Artistic Designs Dance Company
  • Ballet & Dance of Upstate New York, Inc.
  • CMC Dance Co.
  • Dance Centre North
  • The Francis Academy of Irish Dance

Best Piercing/Tattoo Parlor

  • Halo Tattoos
  • Resurrected Tattoo
  • Serenity Tattoo
  • Siren Studios
  • Tymeless Tattoo
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