The following are the winners of the 2018 San Diego Music Awards, presented on Monday, March 19, 2018 at House of Blues San Diego. 

Best Singer/Songwriter - Lindsay White 
Best Jazz - Danny Green 
Best Jazz Album - Rebecca Jade & Peter Sprague - Planet Cole Porter 
Best Blues - Whitney Shay 
Best Blues Album - Robin Henkel - Slippery Like a Watermelon Seed 
Best Country or American - Sara Petite 
Best Country or Americana Album - Trouble in the Wind - Pineapple Moon 
Best Hip Hop/Rap - Vokab Kompany 
Best Hip Hop or Rap Album - 1019 The Numberman - Solus Superstes 
Best Indie/Alternative - Authentic Sellout 
Best Indie/Alternative Album - Grizzly Business - Spanish Old Fashioned 
Best Pop - Birdy Bardot 
Best Pop Album - Marie Haddad - Stories from Atlantis 
Best Rock - The Farmers 
Best Rock Album - Mittens - Endlessly 
Best World Music - B-Side Players 
Best World Music Album - Marujah - Marujah Rising 
Best Local Recording - Wish & the Well - Darling Darling 
Best Live Performer - The Creepy Creeps 
Best New Artist - Jumbotron 
Artist of the Year - Trouble in the Wind 
Song of the Year - Ariel Levine - Sunshine Part 2: On My Color TV 
Album of the Year - Little Hurricane - Same Sun, Same Moon 

Lifetime Achievement Award – The Paladins