LEO Readers’ Choice Awards 2023: Arts & Entertainment

Oct 11, 2023 at 8:45 am
Va Va Vixens at Art Sanctuary.
Va Va Vixens at Art Sanctuary. Photo by Carolyn Brown.

Best Art Gallery (That Is Not A Museum)

Aurora Gallery & Boutique
Revelry Gallery
Tim Faulkner Art Gallery

Best Band/Musician Performing Original Music

MOD Kiddo
Anemic Royalty
Skipping Stone

Best Cover Band

Most Wanted
The Juice Box Heroes

Best Drag King

Elijah Halston
Vic Leon
Vicious Von Villain

Best Drag Queen

Aubrey Jae
Gilda Wabbit
Salem Vytch-Tryells

Best Improv Troupe

Extra Crispy Improv Comedy
Improv Anonymous
The Hystericals

Best Karaoke Bar

The Merryweather
Chill Bar

Best Live Music Venue

Headliners Music Hall
Louisville Palace
Planet of the Tapes

Best Live Theater Venue

Art Sanctuary
Highview Arts Center
Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

Best Local Album

Scintillation - MOD Kiddo
A-OK - The Ego Trippers
Hurricanes & Hand Grenades - Skipping Stone

Jackman - Jack Harlow (tie)

Best Local Comedian

Jake Hovis
Lucious Williams
Tom Mabe

Best Local Song in 2023

“Scintillation” - MOD Kiddo
“Eighties Flicks” - The Ego Trippers
“Monster 2” - Skipping Stone

Best Movie Theater

Baxter Avenue Theatres
Cinemark - Tinseltown
Cinemark - St. Matthews

Xscape Theatres Blankenbaker 16 (tie)

Best Museum (That Is Not A Gallery)

Speed Art Museum
Frazier History Museum
KMAC Museum

Best Outdoor Art Show

St. James Court Art Show
Cherokee Triangle Art Fair
Louisville UnFair

Best Performing Arts Group

Drag Daddy Productions
Va Va Vixens
Bette’s Burlesque

Best Place To See Comedy

The Caravan Comedy Club
Planet of the Tapes
Louisville Comedy Club

Best Theater Production

“Jesus Christ Superstar” - Drag Daddy Production & The Chicken Coop Theatre
“The Prom” - Pandora/ACT Louisville Productions
“13: The Musical” - JCC CenterStage

Best Visual Artist

Wings of Adventure
John Brooks
Damon Thompson