The following are the winners of the 26th annual San Diego Music Awards, presented on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at House of Blues San Diego.


Best Singer/Songwriter - Tolan Shaw

Best Jazz - Gilbert Castellanos

Best Jazz Album - Nathan Hubbard: Furiously Dreaming

Best Blues - Whitney Shay

Best Blues Album - John Meeks: On a Sea Darkly

Best Country or American - The Moves Collective

Best Country or Americana Album - Trouble in the Wind: Lefty

Best Hip Hop/Rap - The Lyrical Groove

Best Hip Hop or Rap Album - The Knee Highs: We Put the Fun in Dysfunction

Best Indie/Alternative - The Bassics

Best Indie/Alternative Album - The Verigolds: For Margaret

Best Pop - Sister Speak

Best Pop or Rock Album - The Donkeys: Midnight Palms

Best Rock - Schizophonics
Best World Music - Tribal Theory

Best World Music Album - Hirie: Wandering Soul

Best Local Recording - Sure Fire Soul Ensemble: Out on the Coast

Best Live Performer - Rebecca Jade & the Cold Fact

Best New Artist - Skyterra

Artist of the Year - Tribal Seeds
Song of the Year - Switchfoot: Float

Album of the Year - Andra Day: Cheers to the Fall


Lifetime Achievement Award – Wayne Riker