Awards

MAYOR SANDERS APPLAUDS ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE’S RECOGNITION OF SAN DIEGO STREET SCENE AS ONE OF THE TOP FIVE MUSIC FESTIVALS IN THE UNITED STATES

  • San Diego Magazine: 50 people to watch 1984 
  • Best Annual Event: San Diego . San Diego City Beat:  1984-2009
  • SignOn San Diego: Best Annual Event 2000-2009
  • Lamplighter Awards: Best Special Events Street Scene: Each year 1992-2002
  • Irvine Foundation gave the San Diego Jazz Festival the first grant award in Jazz (at the time this had never been done before)
  • Grants from National Endowment of the Arts and from California Council of the Arts
  • Gaslamp Quarter Association – Certificate of Appreciation for the spirit of Cooperation
  • Street Scene 2000   (Bill Keller, Board President)
  • Pollstar Conference panelist two years on Festivals (panel members included founders of Bonnarro Festival, Coachella Festival and the Warped Tour)
  • University of San Diego (USD) Guest Lecturer:  Event Management Certification Program  Years:  2002-2007   Special Events course – guest speaker for Carolyn Wormser- who is Special Events Director of the City of San Diego
  • State of Louisiana:  Honorary Citizen of Louisiana- by promoting Louisiana Music:  Sept. 1992
  • Landmark Award: Pioneer Award- Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation presents this award in recognition of signification contribution to historic preservation and revitalization on behalf of the Gaslamp District, the historic heart of San Diego:  May 16, 1996
  • La Jolla Country Day School:  Distinguished Alumnus (2nd one given) March 1, 2000
  • Partner in Paradise Awards:  Downtown appreciation award.  2001
  • Lamplighter Awards:  Best Special Event Street Scene: Received each year:  1992-2002
  • Best Annual Event:  San Diego:  San Diego City Beat:  1984- 2009 
  • Downtown Partnership/People for Livable Spaces (CCDC) Award for Street Scene 1984
  • Lifetime Achievement Awards: Jazz Society of Southern California 1986
  • Jazz Education Award for National Association for Jazz Educators:  1989