For over 20 years, CityBeat has been celebrating the "Best of Cincinnati" in just about every imaginable category, from restaurants, shops and services to music sports and city life. Every March, they bring community leaders, members of the public, entertainers and more to celebrate the people, places, businesses and organizations that make our region a great place to live. Each year, they select a non-profit to benefit from the proceeds of their Best of Cincinnati Celebration. This year, we're proud to announce that CityBeat has chosen ArtsWave.

The Celebration takes place on March 28, 2018 at The Phoenix and will feature food and drink samples, entertainment, photo booths and chances to win "Golden Ticket" prizes, including tickets to Bunbury, Cirque du Soleil, Forecastle and more. There will be a DJ on every floor, so you can explore different vibes until you find your own. Molly Wellmann will be making an appearance in the Presidential Room.   

General admission includes chances to win Golden Ticket prizes, as well as the raffle for an ArtsWave gift basket, valued at over $1,000. CityBeat's Allie Martin says, "The ArtsWave basket is going to be unreal. The winner of that is going to be VERY happy." It will feature donations merchandise from every vendor involved in the Celebration, ranging from shirts and swag to gift cards, wine, and more. Attendees can purchase additional raffle tickets on site. The winner will be drawn at the official Best of Cincinnati Afterparty at Queen City Exchange, just a block north of The Phoenix. After that, live entertainment and local brews will keep the party going.

Martin believes that the 2018 Best of Cincinnati Celebration will be "THE Best of Cincinnati Celebration yet." Join us for this larger-than-life event to celebrate all of your favorite things about the region while supporting the arts that make it an amazing place to live. For tickets and more information, visit