Sammies 2009

The 18th annual Sacramento Area Music Awards celebrating hundreds of local musicians and artists

This year, the Sacramento Area Music Awards season is a little different.

First, beginning May 14, readers will be able to see many of the nominees at SN&R Sammies Showcases (see page 10 for lineups and dates).

Also, readers can begin voting for winners at Voting ends June 14.

And finally, on June 27 at downtown’s Cesar Chavez Plaza, SN&R will announce the 2009 Sacramento Area Music Award winners at a free all-day, all-ages concert, SN&R Music Fest .

Basically, it’s gonna be six weeks of awesome local music. So use this Sammies 2009 guide to help you sort through the sets and gigs and make sure you take in the best music Sacramento has to offer.