San Diego Music Awards
The San Diego Music Awards are an awards show held annually in San Diego, California to recognize the best bands and artists in local music. The awards have been held since 1991 and were originally organized by the city’s main local music publication, (formerly called SLAMM), which eventually became the alternative newsweekly San Diego CityBeat. The awards are now organized by the San Diego Music Foundation. The show benefits the San Diego Music Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting San Diego music education programs. Over the years the show has featured awards in a variety of categories covering nearly every genre of music, and featured live performances by such major-label recording artists as Blink-182, Switchfoot, and Jason Mraz, as well as lesser known up-and-coming artists, such as Steve Poltz. A complete list of past winners can be viewed at the show’s official website.