On May 31, the California Music and Culture Association (CMAC)—an alliance of venue owners, industry professionals, artists, and fans dedicated to the preservation and enrichment of music and culture in the State of California—celebrated their two year anniversary at Mezzanine in San Francisco. The evening's highlight involved the CMAC Nightlife Awards, which recognized industry members who demonstrated excellence in local nightlife entertainment. The packed night saw a dozen awards given out, with guests also enjoying fun silent auctions, and a delicious open bar courtesy of Svedka.
Marke Bieschke, the nightlife columnist and senior editor at the San Francisco Bay Guardian, and SF drag celebrity/activist Anna Conda presented the awards to winners in the following categories:
Best Festival: Treasure Island Music Festival
Best Live Venue: Cafe Du Nord
Best Large Club: Public Works
Best Small Club: Monarch
Best Bar: Blackbird
Best Production: Mezzanine
Best Nightlife Photographer: Misha Vladimirskiy/Butchershop Creative
Best Flyer Design: Stanley Frank
Best Promoter: Juanita More
Best Weekly Party: Honey Soundsystem
Best Monthly Party: Hard French
For more information on the CMAC, click here.