• Announcing the 33rd annual San Diego Music Awards….Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at Humphreys by the Bay.

    Nominees announcement livestream on Monday, February 26, 2024 at 7pm.

    Tickets go on sale on Friday, March 1, 2024 at Noon.

  • 2023 SDMA Winners List

    The following are the winners of the 32nd annual San Diego Music Awards, presented on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at Humphreys by the Bay.

    Best Folk or Acoustic Song: Michael Tiernan – Life in 3D
    Best Folk or Acoustic Album: Dave Preston – Alligator Shoes
    Best Jazz Artist: Ed Kornhause
    Best Jazz or Blues Album: Gilbert Castellanos – Espérame en el Cielo
    Best Blues Artist: Anthony Cullins
    Best Country or Americana Artist: Kimmi Bitter
    Best Country or Americana Album: Jeff Berkley & the banned – I Can Reach the Stars
    Best Hip Hop/Rap Artist: Brothers Burns
    Best Hip Hop/Rap Song: Bassassin feat. Mitchy Slick – Padre Gang
    Best Hip Hop/Rap Album: Katie LaDubz – Pressure
    Best Indie/Alternative Artist: Aviator Stash
    Best Indie/Alternative Album: Wild Wild Wets – Love Always
    Best Pop Artist: Jonny Tarr
    Best Pop Song: Audrey Callahan – Good Good Energy
    Best Pop Album: Joshua Taylor – Unscene
    Best Rock Artist: The Farmers
    Best Rock Album: The Tourmaliners – Surfidia
    Best Rock or Indie/Alternative Song: Joshua Taylor – Cars Don’t Run Forever
    Best World Music Album: Sandollar – Under the Water
    Best R&B, Funk or Soul Song: Thee Sacred Souls – Love Is The Way
    Best R&B, Funk or Soul Album: Rebecca Jade – A Shade of Jade
    Best Local Recording: Ass Pocket Whiskey Fellas – Third Flagon
    Best Video: Black Market III – Rosalee
    Best New Artist: Ash Easton
    Artist of the Year: Jeff Berkley
    Song of the Year: Daring Greatly  – Never a Goodbye
    Album of the Year: Gilbert Castellanos – Espérame en el Cielo

    Lifetime Achievement Award: Mike Keneally

  • Support Guitars for Schools

    Guitars for Schools was started by the San Diego Music Foundation and has helped children in over 80 schools in San Diego County learn the gift of music.

    The San Diego Music Awards supports the San Diego Music Foundation’s Guitars for Schools program, by donating our proceeds to this cause. please donate a few dollars, to help the children of our community learn music.

  • Watch Past SDMA Awards Performances

    See performances from all 32 years of the San Diego Music Awards!

2024 SDMA Awards Sponsors

  • San Diego Reader
  • Ballast Point
  • Cutwater Spirits
  • Fox 5
  • Taylor Guitars
  • Any Budget Printing & Mailing
  • Imagine Media Group, LLC
  • Studio West
  • Filippi’s PIzza Grotto
  • DoSD.com
  • The Melba Foundation