Modesto’s music scene took its moment to shine at the MAMA Awards on Tuesday night.
The 15th annual Modesto Area Music Association Awards handed out trophies in 23 categories for the best area bands, events, promoters and entertainers. Winners were crowned via online voting and trophies were handed out at the ceremony at The State Theatre. The invitation-only event included live performances by some of the nominated bands.
This year, 4,800 votes were cast from as far away as Amsterdam, Buenos Aires, Dublin and Johannesburg. The only nonballoted honor was the Lifetime Achievement Award, which was given to Modesto’s first rock ’n’ roll band from the 1950s, Kent Whitt and the Downbeats.
The 2014 MAMA Awards winners were: