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Since 1997, Charlotte magazine has dedicated its May issue to the BEST OF THE BEST. We call it The BOBS, and we recognize the city's finest in food and drink, nightlife, entertainment, shopping, mind and body, and more- hundreds of winners in all. And then we throw a huge party! The event offers all of Charlotte a chance to sample the best food and drink as well as mingle with all of the BOB winners. It has become one of the most anticipated parties in the city. Check back here for more information on the 2014 BOB Awards! Voting will begin in January.


The 2013 BOB Award winners have been announced! See the winners here.  Congrats to all the winners! For a complete guide of BOB winners from 2011-2013, check out our BOB Winners' Guide by clicking here.


The 2013 BOB Award party was held at Label Charlotte Thursday, May 23. BOB Award-winning restaurants including Bad Daddy's Burger Bar, e2 emeril's eatery, Sushi Guru, Queen City Q, TCBY, Pickleville, Bean Vegan Cuisine, Duckworth's Grill and Taphouse, and Cantina 1511 served their delicious food. Live entertainment including dancers, performances by Caroline Calouche, Hannibal, Miss Mena and Caricatures by Joel. The event was hosted by 107.9 the Link's Kelly McKay and Ramona Holloway and 107.9 the Link's Anthony Michaels Show was live. Thank you to all who attended!


Video by: Vittorio Video Productions


Red carpet photos by: Catch Light Studios. CLICK FOR RED CARPET PICTURES.


Photos below by: poprock photography.

McColl Center for Visual Arts

  • Arts & Culture

Essential Information

721 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202


It was a church, once among the most active houses of worship in the city. But to appreciate its transformation, you have to look at what’s happened since its construction 88 years ago. Dissolution of church membership in the 1950s, abandonment in the 1980s, and then a fire that gutted it—it’s still standing, albeit with major renovations, providing studio space for local and visiting artists.

New Frequencies:
On the first floor of the McColl Center for Art + Innovation on a recent February evening, the sounds from the Ben Goldberg's Invisible Guy jazz trio bounce off the canvas-covered walls. Goldberg, a clarinetist, is known for pushing the limits of Klezmer music. The New Frequencies series aims to do the same for Charlotte. New Frequencies introduces filmmakers and performers who are pushing their art forward, with cutting-edge films, progressive jazz, and dance premieres. Here, the future of art is on display. 7

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Year Won:

Pick: Editor's Pick

Website: http://mccollcenter.org

Award: Best Arts Hub-2011, Best Arts Building Still Standing-2014, Best New Arts Programing (New Frequencies) - 2016

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