The 28th annual San Diego Music Awards will take place on March 11, 2019 at the House of Blues San Diego. Since 1991, the San Diego Music Awards has presented awards to artists and for albums of exceptional merit in multiple categories. Nominees are determined in advance by the San Diego Music Academy, which is includes members of the San Diego music community, music media, talent buyers and more. Voting for nominees in each of the genre categories is open to the public between January 28 and February 17, 2019. Each of the album categories is voted on only by members of the San Diego Music Academy.Proceeds from the San Diego Music Awards help to purchase guitars for San Diego County schools, via a partnership between the San Diego Music Foundation and El Cajon's Taylor Guitars. Over the life of the program, 2,978 guitars have been placed into 85 schools from San Onofre to San Ysidro and over 55,000 K-12 students have been impacted by the program.Ticket information and event details available here.