The 29th Annual San Diego Music Awards Goes Virtual –


SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The 2020 San Diego Music Awards, originally scheduled to take place at the House of Blues San Diego, is going virtual this year on the evening of Monday, July 6 at 7 p.m.

The event will be available for free to online viewers around the world through the official event website, the SDMA Facebook page and the SDMA YouTube page. Winners will be named in 23 categories, with multiple performances from several of the 2020 nominees.

Confirmed performers include Gregory Page, MDRN HSTRY, Sully, Rebecca Jade & the Cold Fact, David Maldonado, Evan Diamond, The Sleepwalkers as well as Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Richard Livoni (Blitz Brothers) with several special guests expected to be added.

Each of the gender category winners were chosen by online voting, which took place between January 27, 2020 and February 26, 2020, with 35,149 online votes cast. Additionally, each of the different album categories was voted on by members of the San Diego Music Academy, a group of San Diego music industry professionals. All winners will be announced at the virtual awards show on July 6.

The San Diego Music Awards annually donates proceeds from the event, which since its inception has distributed $615,317.00 to help the local music community and school music programs in San Diego County.

This year, in addition to the ongoing Taylor Guitars for Schools program, a new SDMA Nominees Covid Grant program has been created just for this year, to assist SDMA nominee musicians impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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