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Best of the Beat Awards 2011

Best of the Beat Awards 2011. New Orleans and Louisiana music awards presented by OffBeat Magazine. Vote and Buy tickets.

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Music Awards

Business Awards



Best of the Beat Music Awards: Winners

Best of the Beat Business Awards: Winners


Lifetime Achievement Honorees

Music: George Porter, Jr.

Music Business: Scott Billington

Music Education: John Rankin

Heartbeat Award: Mary Howell



Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses

Glen David Andrews

the Soul Rebels

Lost Bayou Ramblers

Big Freedia


Tribute to George Porter, Jr. featuring Art Neville, Dr. John, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Cyril Neville, Papa Mali, David Barard, Stanton Moore, Jeff Albert, Mark Mullins, Tracy Griffith, Khris Royal, Brian Graber

George Porter & His Runnin’ Pardners + special guests



Here’s the menu of food from the various local restaurants and caterers who joined us at the Best of the Beat.



Here’s a full list of the 2011 Best of the Beat nominees with links to check out their music. Also see our Spotify playlist of the 2011 Best of the Beat nominees.


Past Best of the Beat Winners

The Best of the Beat Awards first started in 1995. Here’s the complete list of all winners from 1995-2010.