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Arts, Music & Culture Readers' Poll 

Best of Nashville 2012

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See also: Arts, Music & Culture Writers' Choice.

BEST NEW BAR OR CLUB (OPENED SINCE OCTOBER 2011)
Honky Tonk Central
The High Watt
Bar Louie

BEST HONKY-TONK
Robert's Western World
Tootsie's
The Stage

BEST PICKUP BAR
Tribe
Red Door Midtown
Loser's

BEST GLBT BAR
Tribe
Play Dance Bar
Lipstick Lounge

BEST STRIP CLUB
Deja Vu
Crazy Horse
Brass Stables

BEST AFTER-HOURS HANG
Cafe Coco
No. 308
Kimbro's

BEST KARAOKE BAR
Lipstick Lounge
Santa's Pub
Lonnie's Western Room

BEST PLACE TO THROW DARTS
The Villager
Edgefield Bar and Grill
Brewhouse Midtown

BEST PLACE TO SHOOT POOL
Melrose Billiards
Buffalo Billiards
Edgefield Bar and Grill

click to enlarge Best Country Music Artist: Keith Urban
  • Best Country Music Artist: Keith Urban

BEST PLACE TO DANCE
Play Dance Bar
The 5 Spot Monday Night
Mad House at Mad Donna's

BEST CLUB DJ
Tyrus Briggs
DJ Sam-Me
DJ Ron Slomowicz

BEST COUNTRY MUSIC ARTIST
Keith Urban
Carrie Underwood
Taylor Swift

BEST LOCAL BAND
(tie) Moon Taxi, JEFF The Brotherhood
The Features

click to enlarge Best Local Band: Moon Taxi
  • Best Local Band: Moon Taxi

BEST LOCAL MUSIC CELEBRITY
Jack White
Dean Alexander
Taylor Swift

BEST SINGER-SONGWRITER
Travis Lamb
Dean Alexander
Doc Holladay

BEST WRITERS' NIGHT
Bluebird Cafe
Ty Brando Writers' Show
That's Cool

BEST TRIVIA NIGHT
Sam's Sports Bar and Grill (Hillsboro Village)
Flying Saucer
3 Crow Bar

BEST OPEN MIC
Bluebird Cafe
Kimbro's
That's Cool

BEST PLACE TO HEAR LIVE MUSIC
3rd & Lindsley
Ryman Auditorium
Mercy Lounge

BEST CONCERT (SINCE OCTOBER 2011)
Mumford and Sons at the Ryman
Jack White at the Ryman
Roger Waters at Bridgestone Arena

BEST CONCERT SERIES
Live on the Green
Nashville Symphony Classical Series
Music City Roots

BEST MUSEUM
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art

BEST ART GALLERY
O Gallery
Rymer Gallery
Art & Invention Gallery

BEST MUSEUM EXHIBIT
Treehouses at Cheekwood
Warhol Live at The Frist
The Bakersfield Sound at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

BEST GALLERY EXHIBIT
Impression-A-Bull at Ultraviolet Gallery
Tomato Art Show at Art & Invention
Treehouses at Cheekwood

BEST LOCAL VISUAL ARTIST
Gayla Pugh
Herb Williams
Ryan Pickett

BEST LOCAL AUTHOR
Ann Patchett
Alice Randall
Kimberly Novosel

click to enlarge Best Performing Arts Group: Nashville Ballet - MARIANNE LEACH
  • Marianne Leach
  • Best Performing Arts Group: Nashville Ballet

BEST PERFORMING ARTS GROUP
Nashville Ballet
Nashville Symphony
Nashville in Harmony

BEST LOCAL THEATER COMPANY
Street Theatre Company
Tennessee Repertory Theater
Nashville Children's Theatre

BEST PLACE TO SEE A PLAY
Tennessee Performing Arts Center
Nashville Children's Theatre
Darkhorse Theatre

BEST LOCAL ACTOR OR ACTRESS
Nicole Kidman
Reese Witherspoon
Theresa Meeker Pickett

BEST PHOTOGRAPHER
Joe Hendricks Photography
Amiee Stubbs
Joshua Black Wilkins

BEST PRINTMAKER/POSTER DESIGNER
Hatch Show Print
Bryce McCloud, Isle Of Printing
Adam Baker, Thinkbaker.com

BEST DRAG PERFORMER
Paige Turner
Suzy Wong
Dee Ranged

BEST INSTRUMENTALIST
Tim May
Kenny Vaughan
William Tyler

BEST MOVIE THEATER
Belcourt Theatre
Regal Green Hills
Opry Mills Regal

BEST BOWLING ALLEY
Franklin Family Fun Center
Hermitage Lanes
(tie) Tusculum Lanes, Hillwood Strike & Spare

BEST GOLF COURSE
Hermitage Golf Club
McCabe Golf Course
Shelby Bottoms

BEST PLACE FOR A WEDDING RECEPTION
Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art
Belle Meade Plantation
Schermerhorn Symphony Center

BEST WEDDING/EVENT PLANNER
Amos Gott
Angela Proffitt
Big Events, Inc.

BEST CHARITY EVENT
Eye Ball
Steeplechase
Swan Ball

BEST LOCAL EVENT/FESTIVAL
Tomato Art Fest
Music City BBQ Festival
CMA Music Festival

BEST FREE FUN
Live on the Green
Centennial Park
Movies in the Park

BEST PLACE FOR A CHEAP DATE
Centennial Park
Kimbro's
Shakespeare in the Park

BEST PLACE TO MEET SINGLE MEN
Tribe
No. 308
Play Dance Bar

BEST PLACE TO MEET SINGLE WOMEN
No. 308
Lipstick Lounge
Steadfast and True Yoga



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