2014: What a year it was. And on this night, the editors and readers of, Philly’s​ ​first and best-read independent cityblog, are choosing their favorites​ ​in a variety of categories, and, along with some of the city’s most beloved music​ ​and comedy talents are preparing for a two-fisted awards show​ ​that is unlike any other in the city. (Take a look at last year’s nominees and winners here.)

The resulting event, the​ ​Philebrity Awards & Winter Spectacular, is a raucous melange of music, comedy and the can-do spirit that makes Philadelphia​ ​one of the greatest cities in the world.​ On this night, we ​celebrate the best (and a little​ ​bit of the worst) of this fair city, from those in the arts and media​ ​to those more unsung heroes in the non-profit/do-gooding world. Best​ ​of Philly this ain’t: It’s not about buying shit, people and things​ ​from the suburbs are gloriously, totally ignored and even the event​ ​itself is free to attend.

If you’re a band or comedian who’d like to perform a holiday-themed number at this year’s pageant, give us a shout at tips[at]philebrity[dot]com.