Submissions for the 26th annual San Diego Music Awards are now being accepted!

IMPORTANT DATES AND INFORMATION:
  • The deadline for album submissions is Saturday, December 31, 2016. Albums must have been released between July 1, 2015 and December 31, 2016 for consideration.  Mail all CDs to: San Diego Music Awards, 4876 Mount Royal Place, San Diego, CA 92117. Or email a link to your digital files to sandiegomusicawards@gmail.com.
  • SDMA Voting will open Monday, January 16th and run thru Sunday, February 26, 2017.
  • Nominees and performers will be announced Sunday, January 15, 2017.
  • Tickets will be available for purchase on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 9am.  
  • If you would like more information about purchasing a VIP seatingplease send us an email.

Congrats to 25th annual San Diego Music Award winners!

Best Club DJ -­‐ DJ Claire
Best Cover Band -­‐ Lady Dottie & the Diamonds
Best Singer/Songwriter -­‐ Sierra West
Best Jazz -­‐ Gilbert Castellanos
Best Jazz Album -­‐ Danny Green Trio -­‐ After the Calm
Best Blues -­‐ Rebecca Jade & the Cold Fact
Best Blues Album -­‐ Sure Fire Soul Ensemble -­‐ s/t
Best Americana -­‐ Sara Petite
Best Americana Album -­‐ Nancarrow -­‐ Simple Things
Best Hip-­‐Hop -­‐ Vokab Kompany
Best Hip Hop Album -­‐ 1019 & J. Treel -­‐ Treel Tales of Number Running
Best Pop -­‐ Gayle Skidmore
Best Pop Album -­‐ Tolan Shaw -­‐ Chin Up
Best Alternative -­‐ Prayers
Best Alternative Album -­‐ Wild Wild Wets -­‐ 14th Floor
Best Rock -­‐ The Routine
Best Rock Album -­‐ Barbarian -­‐ Night Blooms
Best Hard Rock -­‐ Schizophonics
Best Hard Rock Album -­‐ Joy -­‐ Under the Spell of Joy
Best World Music-­‐ Todo Mundo
Best World Music Album -­‐ B-­‐Side Players -­‐ Dos Generaciones
Best Local Recording -­‐ G. Burns Jug Band -­‐ The Southern Pacific & the Santa Fe
Best New Artist -­‐ The Bassics
Album of the Year -­‐ Slightly Stoopid -­‐ Meanwhile...Back at the Lab
Artist of the Year -­‐ Switchfoot
Best Live Performer -­‐ Schizophonics
Best Music Video by a San Diego Band -­‐ Slightly Stoopid -­‐ The Prophet
Song of the Year -­‐ Little Hurricane -­‐ Heart Skips a Beat
Lifetime Achievement Award – Peter Sprague
San Diego Music Industry Award – Deering Banjos

SUPPORT MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS


Proceeds from the San Diego Music Awards help to purchase guitars for San Diego County schools, via a partnership between the San Diego Music Foundation and El Cajon's Taylor Guitars.  Over the life of the program, 2,978 guitars have been placed into 85 schools from San Onofre to San Ysidro and over 55,000 K-12 students have been impacted by the program. 
 

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