All year long, Charlotte magazine's staff of editors and writers scour the city for the best of the best—from dining to nightlife to culture to shopping, from pampering to pets to parks. We also ask you to vote for your favorites—which you do by the tens of thousands. Then, each May, we present the BOB Awards, recognizing Charlotte's Best of the Best. Every winner since 2011—Editor's Picks and Voters' Choice—is listed in this database, which is easily searchable. Consider this your ultimate guide to Charlotte's Best of the Best.

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BOB Awards Winner's Guide


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  • Recreation


After his son survived bone cancer, Scott Swimmer found a way to help support cancer research and raise awareness: a giant, outdoor drum circle and music festival. This year, the ninth annual Drumstrong event will be held at the NC Brewers & Music Fest, where participants will join in the longest continuous drum circle ever held. There will also be live music, yoga, a health expo, craft beer, and activities for kids. May 9, 2015 at Rural Hill Farm.


Best Music Festival for a Cause

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Year Won: 2015
Pick: Editor's Pick
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